Family Forward NC is an innovative initiative to improve children’s health and well-being and keep North Carolina’s businesses competitive. It is employer-led change to increase access to research-based, family-friendly practices — big and small — that improve workplace productivity, recruitment and retention; grow a strong economy; and support children’s healthy development.
Family-friendly workplaces have a strong competitive advantage.
The benefits of family-friendly workplaces are numerous and long-lasting.
To prepare our future workforce for success, we have to start in early childhood.
Families Have Changed.
But workplaces haven’t.
Seventy-five percent of US mothers and fifty percent of US fathers say they’ve passed up work opportunities, switched jobs, or quit to care for their children.Footnote # 1
Family Forward in Action
by Cecelia Thompson What makes a city a great place to live, work, and raise a family? That’s a core question that Action Greensboro has been pursuing since its inception…
Action Greensboro, the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce and the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation’s Family Forward NC announced a new partnership to make Greensboro the first Family Forward NC Certified…
The new Family Forward NC Biennial Report– Supportive Workplaces, Stronger Families: Thousands of North Carolinians Now Work for Family Forward NC Certified Employers – highlights the expansion of our reach,…