Hello Family utilizes outcomes financing, which is enabling the government to align its spending with positive, measurable outcomes in communities. This way of funding services brings accountability and transparency to human services and focuses government and other stakeholders squarely on improving people’s lives.
Investing in Spartanburg's youngest residents.
Why Spartanburg? Data from the Early Development Instrument, collected by Spartanburg Academic Movement, indicates that a large majority of our children in Spartanburg County are either at risk or vulnerable for school failure. Hello Family seeks to improve outcomes for young children and their families by providing services and resources for all children in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
Several years ago, the City of Spartanburg and Mary Black Foundation built a vision around ensuring that every child in Spartanburg arrives at school healthy, thriving, and ready to learn. It grew into a coalition of dozens of partners, informed by research and driven by community voice. By January 2022, that vision became a reality through Hello Family. With multiple funders and stakeholders, the City of Spartanburg now offers a support system that can reach every new family, tailored to each family's needs, thus meeting them where they are.
Welcome to the Family
Join Hello Connect, our network of partners! We host free quarterly events to connect local organizations working to build a better Spartanburg.