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Welcome to Hilltown Families, an award-winning community-based education network, serving the four counties of Western Massachusetts.
Founded in 2005 by Sienna Wildfield, Hilltown Families believes in creating resilient and sustainable communities by strengthening a sense of place through methods of community engagement that supports interests and values.
By highlighting the embedded learning found in community-based resources, events, and opportunities, learning becomes inclusive, accessible, and intergenerational while remaining relevant to the learner. When community members are brought together through shared interests, meaningful connections are fostered through a shared history based in community engagement.
Awarded the "Essential Agent of Change Award" by the MDPH's Massachusetts Essentials for Childhood, Hilltown Families is recognized as a leading family strengthening initiative in the region, promoting "positive parenting through the social norm of community social connectedness."
Statement of Solidarity: Hilltown Families acknowledges and stands in solidarity with community groups, service organizations, and individuals working to defend human and civil rights peacefully. Our commitment to sharing community-based educational opportunities that support learning about racism and xenophobia continues during a time of significant social and educational changes. We are committed to doing better and advocating for positive change through facilitated and self-directed learning opportunities. Learn more about the mission of Hilltown Families here and share community-based educational opportunities in Western MA here.
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