Family Forward NC is an innovative initiative to improve the health and well-being of children and their parents and keep North Carolina’s businesses and workplaces 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.

Our Mission and Vision

The mission of Family Forward NC is to engage, support, and promote employers of all sizes and in all sectors in adopting family-friendly policies that improve child and family health and well-being and provide direct business benefits to employers.

Our vision is a North Carolina where:

  • Workplaces are family-friendly.
  • Children’s healthy development is supported, especially children who face the greatest challenges in their early years.
  • NC businesses are competitive.
  • Our next generation workforce is successful.