The Newton Partnership (TNP) consists of more than a dozen agencies working together to ensure that children of all ages are safe and healthy.
TNP rests on four core beliefs:
- All children deserve to have healthy lives, mind and body, and to feel safe.
- In order to achieve academically, children must feel supported, accepted, and safe.
- The foundations for success are laid in early childhood and we are capable of nourishing lifelong success in preK-12 programs.
- When families, schools, governmental agencies, nonprofit organizations, businesses, and communities work together to develop a circle of support, the chances for every child’s success are enhanced in ways that far exceed the sum of the efforts of these groups working in isolation from each other.
TNP provides services, programs, education, and training for students, school staff, parents, and community members that address five major elements:
- Safe School Environments and Violence Prevention
- Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention
- Student Behavioral, Social, and Emotional Supports
- Mental Health Services
- Early Childhood Social and Emotional Supports.
TNP was founded in 2008 and is made possible by a four-year $6 million grant awarded to Newton Public Schools and its partners. The federal Safe Schools/ Healthy Students grant program (CFDA 84.184L) is sponsored by the U.S. Departments of Education, Health and Human Services, and Justice. TNP is governed by a Core Management Team.
This website contains some of the projects, services, and activities currently underway for The Newton Partnership initiative.
The Newton Partnership grant summary
TNP Newsletter Fall 2010
TNP Newsletter Winter 2010
TNP Newsletter Fall 2009
TNP Newsletter Spring 2009
TNP Newsletter Fall 2008
This website, a project of The Newton Partnership, is funded by a Safe Schools/Healthy Students grant to the Newton (MA) Public Schools and its partners (CFDA 84.184L) by the U.S. Departments of Education, Health and Human Services, and Justice. The contents of this website were developed under a federal grant; however, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, Department of Health and Human Services, or Department of Justice, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.” (Source: EDGAR, 75.620).