The Boston Family Engagement Network, a citywide coalition including Smart from the Start, focuses on raising awareness about the importance of family engagement in the life of a young child. The coalition hosted a Parent Cafe on March 6, where parents and caregivers from across the city could join together and voice their thoughts, needs, and ideas. Several of Smart from the Start’s Family Leaders joined to discuss their experiences in their communities as caregivers of young children. Many parents voiced that setting personal goals is challenging when they always prioritize their children’s needs before their own. The Boston Family Engagement Network plans to utilize parent’s feedback and ideas to guide future programming and ensure our work continues to be in-tune with what families need in order to reach their goals.