[Parentsgroup-list] COOP funds

Alireza Doostdar alireza at doostdar.com
Thu Mar 16 15:52:31 EST 2006


Same here. We have a 3-year-old boy.

-Alireza


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[mailto:parentsgroup-list-bounces at lists.hcs.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Jascha
Smilack
Sent: Thursday, March 16, 2006 3:28 PM
To: Douglas Knecht
Cc: Linda Liang; lliang.fas.sent at gmail.com;
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Subject: Re: [Parentsgroup-list] COOP funds

One more interested family!
Please let us know how we can help.

Thanks,
Jascha

On Mar 16, 2006, at 3:22 PM, Douglas Knecht wrote:

> Linda and Christine,
> My name is Doug Knecht, father of 1 year old Max and doctoral  
> student at the graduate school of education.  My wife and I would  
> love to work with folks to put together a grad student childcare co- 
> op.  I know there are at least 2-3 other HGSE doctoral students  
> with kids whom I have talked to (very preliminarily) about getting  
> something like this off the ground.  As Christine implied, there  
> are many more of us across the schools.  Suffice it to say, the  
> demand is definitely here if the supply is met.
> When you get some time, please let me know how you think I can help  
> (write or call).
> Thanks for reaching out,
> Doug
> (617) 642-0980
>
> On Thu, 16 Mar 2006 13:30:09 -0500 (EST)
>  Christine Dianne Wenc <wenc at fas.harvard.edu> wrote:
>> Dear Linda,
>> Thank you so much for your note. It's definitely safe to say there  
>> is a
>> need!  I can't write much now (it's
>> my own babysitting co-op day) but I have been in touch with  
>> someone with
>> the library, and there may be space somewhere to have drop-in  
>> child care.
>> If we were able to get some additional funding, we could possibly
>> have the space and staff it as a grad student co-op.  There may be
>> liability issues (in fact, I'm
>> sure there are) to be worked out--but perhaps we could work together?
>> more later, Christine
>> On Thu, 16 Mar 2006, Linda Liang wrote:
>>> Congratulations on the appointment as an official club!
>>>
>>> I am writing to let you know that the COOP has a fair amount of  
>>> grants
>>> that are designated for public/community service projects around the
>>> area.  In general, there is interest from the COOP community to help
>>> support parents, but they said that they hadn't heard of any  
>>> particular
>>> ideas or programs that has really fit with the designation of the
>>> funds.  Although, reviewing grants this past month, we discussed the
>>> possibility of perhaps having the COOP fund a co-op type of child  
>>> care
>>> for the graduate students. While they can't provide money for
>>> individuals for child care purposes, they seemed agreeable to the  
>>> idea
>>> of helping fund and set up a program that will benefit many graduate
>>> students, if the need is there.  I was wondering what your  
>>> thoughts were
>>> on this as parents, and if there is a need and interest of some sort
>>> along these lines.
>>>
>>> Sincerely,
>>> Linda Liang
>>> Dudley Public Service Fellow
>>>
>>> Christine Dianne Wenc wrote:
>>>
>>> >Hi everybody,
>>> >
>>> >As of today, our application was approved by the deans and the  
>>> GSC, and
>>> >the GSAS Student-Parent Organization is an official GSAS
>>> >group.  This means we can get funding from the GSC & elsewhere,  
>>> organize colloquia
>>> >and other academic events, keep having social events, and  
>>> operate our
>>> >advocacy work from a stronger position.  Thank you, everyone, for
>>> >your support.
>>> >
>>> >best,
>>> >Christine
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >
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> Harvard Graduate School of Education
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