Families Forward Learning Center, formerly known as Mothers’ Club, is a non-profit organization that provides free education and social services to low-income families in Pasadena and Altadena with children from birth to five years old. All of our services are based on a two-generation learning model that empowers both parents and children to gain knowledge and skills that improve outcomes for the whole family. Our primary objectives are to ensure that children in our program are safe, healthy, and on-track developmentally, and to enhance parents’ skills, literacy, and self-sufficiency so that they can be active participants and advocates for their children’s education. Learning programs are offered during either a morning or afternoon session, Monday-Friday, and include early childhood education, parent education, adult education, mental health support, and leadership training. Additionally, we have a Teen Parenting Program on Thursday afternoons, a Fathers’ Support Group on Thursday evenings, and an Early Readers’ Book Club one Saturday a month.
– Martin M., Past Parent Participant