WTMJ Community Conversations Features Next Door

Next Door had the opportunity in November to appear on the Community Conversations program on WTMJ (620 AM) to promote Next Door’s 50th Anniversary and the critical early childhood programs we offer to central city families.

Host Jane Matenaer interviewed Next Door President Dr. Tracey Sparrow and Next Door parent Quamale Stanton. Stanton serves as a parent representative on Next Door’s Board of Directors and is chair of the parent policy council.

In the interview, Dr. Sparrow discusses a bit about her educational and professional background before getting into Next Door’s history and the agency’s current focus on early childhood education and family support services. She also highlights Next Door’s  Books for Kids program and the importance of Next Door volunteers.

Stanton shares his perspective as a Next Door parent and the positive impact of Next Door programming on his children. Stanton has a son and daughter who have attended Next Door for two years.  He shares some sweet stories about how his children are reading books he used to read as a child and the strong vocabulary they are building at Next Door.

We want to thank Jane Matenaer and WTMJ for having Next Door on this program.

Click HERE to access the Community Conversations page and check out the Next Door conversation from Nov. 17, 2019.