[Parentsgroup-list] COOP funds

Ann Ishimaru Ann_Ishimaru at gse.harvard.edu
Thu Mar 16 17:40:52 EST 2006


I am another HGSE doctoral student that Doug referred to - our baby is 
due in May.  We're definitely interested and happy to help in whatever way.

-Ann

Ann Ishimaru
Doctoral Candidate
Harvard Graduate School of Education

Irene Newton wrote:

> I am also interested, although our baby is due in August, I can  
> definitely help before and after!
>
> -Irene
>
> Irene Newton
> PhD Candidate
> Harvard University -- OEB
> 16 Divinity Ave,
> Cambridge, MA 02138
> 617/495-1138
> irene.newton at gmail.com
>
>
>
> On Mar 16, 2006, at 3:27 PM, Jascha Smilack wrote:
>
>> 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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