Our Results

 At Baby University we believe the most powerful way to improve a neighborhood is to nurture its greatest asset: The Family.

Empower Families to Achieve Self Sufficiency


Goal achievement rate of Baby U graduates


Average increase in nurturing parenting skills


Average increase in family income after parents set a goal


Increase in family functioning and resiliency

Increase Family Literacy to Prepare Children for Kindergarten

Children in South Toledo are 81% behind their middle-class peers on their first day of Kindergarten. Research shows that this is due to decreased vocabulary caused by the stress of poverty and decreased exposure to books.

Baby University families increased the number of times they read to their children per week from an average of three times per week to six times per week.

Baby University graduates report continuing to read to their children and average of 6.3 times per week one year after attending.

Baby University connected 222 parents to 2761 social services




Mental Health Support

Safe Housing

Parenting Support

Give parents skills they need for healthy and strong family connections

Baby University parents demonstrate improved parenting skills via pre and post testing using the evidence based Nurturing Parenting Curriculum

Increase in Empathy for their children
Decrease in use of Corporal Punishment
Increase in Healthy Family Roles

Premature birthrate for Baby U Families



Premature birthrate for South Toledo Families

Empower Families to achieve self sufficiency

49 parents received coaching in goal setting, finances, and relationship skills.  Goals range from:

Earn their GED / Start or return to college / Build their resume / Get better access to housing / Obtain their driver license

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