In all our deliberations, we must be mindful of the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations to follow ours.

—Six Nations Confederacy of the Iroquois

Established in 1997 by a diverse group of women—from young mothers to great grandmothers, from working women to full-time volunteers—Seven Generations Circle of Women founding members were, and continue to be, advocates for children and families in Central Ohio. In keeping with the agency’s mission, they adopted two primary initiatives: expanding work/life balance and supporting child care provider recognition, recruitment and retention.

The name, Seven Generations Circle of Women, originates from the Great Law of the Iroquois Confederacy that states each generation is impacted by the seven generations that precede, and in turn, influence the seven generations that follow.

At Action for Children, we see this principle at work every day in the work we do with the adults in our early learning programs and the young children they nurture and educate. And we see this influence of the generations in the parents we coach and train to be the best models and support for their children and our community.

Action for Children is grateful for the ongoing support from the Seven Generations Circle of Women and looks forward to building upon that legacy to nurture and inspire leaders for generations to come.

For more information, or to join, please contact:

Jen Patterson
Director of Organizational Advancement
Tel. 614-224-0222, ext. 159
Email: jpatterson@actionforchildren.org