The 'Hood is a resource magazine for local families who value spending time together. 'Hood is short for parent-hood, child-hood, mother-hood, father-hood, or even grandparent-hood — all the 'hoods for all the stages of family life, because, if you're in the 'hood, you play a role in family togetherness. We want to be more than a magazine. We want to be an advocate for stronger families — a banner waving over moms and dads, kids, and grandparents who value family togetherness. Our focus group told us that parents want to share and learn from the experiences of others in the 'hood so that their families can thrive and grow stronger. The 'Hood Magazine draws on local people and organizations to provide a resource filled with practical ideas, information, and stories that advocate stronger families through togetherness. To promote unity and have some fun doing it, we've graven a name to anyone who agrees with our mission. They're called 'HOODIES' and we encourage Hoodies to put 'togetherness' into practice and to share this simple idea with other families who can benefit it as well.
Our hope is that Hoodies (anyone who values family togetherness) will grow in numbers and become a visible presence in the marketplace — calling out organizations, events, and businesses that are 'hood good, or rather good for the family.
The ultimate goals of the 'Hood, our magazine, website and other resources can be found in the following vision, mission, and values:
So whether you're confident as a parent…or uncertain…or frustrated, you can be a Hoodie! And together, we'll make The 'Hood a great place to be!