Mastery Schools Partners with Proud Ounces to Offer Nation’s First Breastfeeding Benefit to Teachers and Staff in a Public School System
Today, Mastery Schools announced its partnership with Proud Ounces to become the nation’s first public school system to launch a breastfeeding benefit to teachers and staff. This benefit reaffirms the school network’s commitment to supporting working parents at its schools by providing access to pump coaching from Proud Ounces. As part of this employee benefit, Mastery will provide free, 1:1 pump coaching for every staff member as they return from parental leave.
“We are proud to provide this extraordinary level of support for new parents at Mastery,” said Mastery Chief Talent Officer, Charity Hughes. “We believe that Proud Ounces Pump Coaching will help to eliminate common barriers and frustrations experienced by breastfeeding parents as they return to work, helping them to accomplish both their personal and professional goals.”
Proud Ounces provides breastfeeding parents the information and confidence to continue breastfeeding as they return to work. They create customized plans for each employee to ensure that they can balance their professional ambitions with their breastfeeding and pumping goals. At a moment where the nation is facing a massive teacher shortage, this partnership marks an exciting innovation in retaining high-quality teachers as they balance their commitments to work and building families of their own.
“Mastery is the first public school system in the nation to launch this benefit. I applaud Mastery’s commitment to its teachers and staff,” said Kristen Devinney, founder of Proud Ounces. “In schools across the country, teachers often lack appropriate breastfeeding accommodations. Mastery is committed to providing all staff with 1:1 coaching to ensure they are confident in their ability to reach their professional and breastfeeding goals.”
Mastery Schools is also proud to offer other best-in-class benefits to staff including fertility benefits through Advance Reproductive Technology and free Talkspace therapy for staff and dependents age 13 and older.
About Mastery Schools
Mastery Schools is a system of 24 public schools. We educate 14,000 students grades K-12 in Camden & Philadelphia. For more information, please visit their website at masterycharer.org.
About Proud Ounces
Proud Ounces is on a mission to change the reality of pumping & working for moms and the businesses that support them. For more information, please visit their website at proudounces.com.