In February, the Museum began hosting the monthly meetings of the Children’s Policy Council of Jefferson County. The Council works to identify the needs of Jefferson County’s children, to identify resources to meet those needs and to build coalitions and collaborations to fill those gaps. The Council works with more than 200 agencies and organizations and nearly 1,500 individuals. The Council’s work has led to the development of the Coordinated Community Response to Domestic Violence, the Central Alabama Mentor Coalition, and to numerous informational and educational programs that increase the efficiency of our community to help children. Their monthly meetings provide the Museum with the opportunity to engage with community leaders whose interest in children coincides with our own strategic initiative to provide services to children and families.