When a group of mothers in public housing watched 17 of their children fail kindergarten, they decided to do something about it. CFNC was born, and it now serves 138 at-risk children and their families. Most live just slightly above the poverty line (average income for a family of four is only $27,000), have an 8th grade education at most, and speak English as a second language. CFNC provides, at no cost, the high-quality preschool education and related services that children and families need to prepare for success in school and in life – workshops that help parents advocate for their children’s education, support education at home, and help children transition to kindergarten. Early education, health services, and family support are provided onsite in Alexandria, where families are doubly disadvantaged, economically and linguistically. CFNC offers comprehensive care that really addresses the problem. You can be part of the solution.