UB is a collaboration between SCO Family of Services and Community Solutions, and is an initiative of the Robin Hood Fund for Early Learning (FUEL). Our staff forms a backbone organization that provides an infrastructure, a budget, logistical assistance, and facilitation to support the advisory bodies at the core of these efforts.
The UB backbone serves two leadership groups: The Family Advisory Board (FAB), which includes residents with experience raising children in Brownsville, and the Provider Action Team (PAT), which includes human services providers who interact with infants or toddlers, from childcare staff to early interventionists and pediatricians. These advisory bodies identify priorities and collaboratively devise activities to change relationships and improve outcomes for 0-3-year-olds.
We also benefit from the guidance of a Leadership Council composed of executives from 16 New York City agencies, nonprofits, and businesses that are at the forefront of early childhood development policy and infrastructure in New York City.