Family Policy Council

Family Policy Council

The Family Policy Council, officially known as the Coordinating Council for Children, Youth and Families is dedicated to developing policy and program recommendations aimed at ensuring all children, teens and their families have access to what they need to be successful, engaged residents who are prepared for life in our community and in the world.

The Mayor of Cambridge serves as the Chair of the Family Policy Council, and membership is comprised of key stakeholders in local government and in the community, which includes the following:

  • Elected Officials (City Councilor and School Committee Member)
  • City Department Heads (City Manager designee, Assistant City Manager for Human Services, Chief Public Health Officer, Police Commissioner, Director of the Cambridge Public Library, Superintendent of Schools)
  • Community Representatives (business, community-at-large, early childhood, school age, philanthropy, state agency, university, and youth representatives)

Currently, the Family Council is working on developing the FIND IT CAMBRIDGE website, which will make it easier for parents and other caring adults to find the amazing array of activities, services, and resources that are available for children, youth and families in Cambridge.
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Family Policy Council meetings are open to the public.
Meetings are scheduled on the third Thursday of the month (5:15-7:15 p.m.) at the Cambridge City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway, 2nd floor conference room – unless otherwise noted.

Thursday September 28, 2017
Thursday October 19, 2017
Thursday November 16, 2017  (Main Library, Curious George Room)
Thursday January 18, 2018  (Main Library, Curious George Room)
Thursday February 15, 2018  (Location - TBD)
Thursday March 15, 2018  (Location - TBD)
Thursday May 3, 2018 (1st Thursday of the month)  (Location - TBD)

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View 2013-2014 Year-End Report