You are invited to Spanish People Empowering People (PEP)

We are seeking interested Spanish speaking parents who have children in the Meriden Schools.

People Empowering People (PEP) in Spanish is a free, 10 week program offered to parents and, individuals who want to grow as people while learning to build stronger families and communities. Our first class will start on Tuesday September 23, 2014, 6:00pm-8:00 pm at John Barry Elementary School.  Dinner is available at 5:30pm. This FREE program includes all material for class, a dinner for you and your family and childcare during class time. If interested, please contact Carmen Solomon at 203-630-3566 or email

Spanish People Empowering People is sponsored by Meriden Children First


Click on image to see gallery of photos from Spring Festival.

Thank you to everyone who came out on Saturday May 31st, 2014 to participate and volunteer at our Choice Neighborhoods 2014 Spring Festival. You made this event a huge success! We collected nearly 120 surveys, held dozens of informative conversations, grilled 500 hotdogs, 500 hamburgers, hosted over 300 neighborhood residents and most importantly, had a lot of fun! 

This is a great start - we still have many things to get done together on the road to genuine neighborhood transformation. Help us spread the word – we still need to collect 280 more surveys. (Gift cards are still available!) Stay engaged with the planning process by (a) telling us your story, (b) joining focus groups, and (c) asking how you can help bring positive change to your neighborhood.