In 1984, a group of mothers living in public housing watched seven of their children fail kindergarten and decided to do something about it. From that modest beginning, The Child and Family Network Centers was born, and has since expanded both the reach and depth of its programs, serving nearly 200 at-risk children and their families. Most are immigrants who live substantially below the poverty line, have on average 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 and empower themselves for success in school and in life. Early education, health services, family support, English language learning, and financial literacy programs are provided onsite in Alexandria, where families are doubly disadvantaged, economically and linguistically. Recognized for outstanding service by the Annie E Casey Foundation and former Virginia Governor and current Senator Mark Warner, CFNC offers comprehensive care that really addresses the problem. You can be part of the solution.