People throughout the United States will celebrate strong families and communities during National Family Week scheduled for
Thanksgiving week Nov. 23 – 29 and organized by the national nonprofit organization, Alliance for Children and Families.
National Family Week embraces the premise that children do better when their families are strong, and families do better when they live in communities that help them succeed.
Alliance for Children and Families’ member organizations and partners will again host local observances during National Family Week and involve families, residents, area leaders, and policy makers in various activities such as community forums, resource fairs, volunteer projects, seminars, and awards programs.
During the week’s observance, many Alliance member organizations will highlight its year-round civic engagement efforts by holding community forums and continuing to mobilize residents and leaders to work for changes that bolster the chances of success for children, families, and communities.
“When America’s diverse families and children are healthy, our nation prospers,” said Peter Goldberg, president and CEO of the Alliance for Children and Families. “That is the reason we are encouraging everyone to take time during National Family Week to get involved in ways that support and strengthen families and communities.”
Sam Wiley, who was a teacher and administrator in Indianapolis, founded National Family Week in 1968. The Alliance for Children and Families, based in Milwaukee, has organized National Family Week efforts for more than 35 years.
National Family Week is supported by The Annie E. Casey Foundation.