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Dr. Jayne Singer, a clinical psychologist and faculty member at Boston's Brazelton Touchpoints Center, is joining us for a special event in Worcester. She brings with her extensive experience working directly with children and families and advocating for infant and early childhood mental health. On September 27, Dr. Singer will share some of her insights with us and also help us to review the Worcester Early Childhood Alliance's Strategic Directions to ensure every child in Worcester has what they need to thrive.
Date: Thursday, September 27, 2018
Time: Registration at 5:30 pm, Program from 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Location: Hogan Center, College of the Holy Cross
This free event is cosponsored by the Foundation and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
Worcester's Early Childhood Alliance is a small group of committed community and civic stakeholders seeking to spur a community wide commitment to the well being of young children aged 0-8 years.
According to research, a child’s first eight years are the most critical for human development, and GWCF believes that building a solid foundation during these years is the most effective way to assure a healthy and productive life. The Foundation has made early childhood education a priority in its funding initiatives. The grants will support early childhood programs that:
Adverse Childhood Experience (ACES) refer to toxic stress created by poverty, violence, crisis, or family dysfunction that can have a major impact on learning in children and can also manifest as chronic disease in adulthood. ACES affect all races, income and ethnic groups. Dr. Burke Harris is one of the most sought after speakers in the country on this subject.
If you have any questions, please contact Anne Goff at The Health Foundation (508.438.0009, x5; firstname.lastname@example.org).
a joint event with the Estate & Business Planning Council of Worcester County, Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts and Montachusett Regional Estate & Business Planning Council
Corporators to elect new members, receive the 2016 Annual Report, and celebrate local giving.
Guest speaker: Maria Mossaides, Massachusetts Child Advocate
For more information or to reserve contact Kelly Stimson at email@example.com or 508-755-0980
The Foundation has made early childhood education a priority in its funding. According to research, a child’s first eight years are the most critical for human development, and the Foundation believes that building a solid base during these years is the most effective way to assure a productive life rooted in behavioral and physical health.
These early Childhood grants are focused on four critical areas: increasing the quality and accessibility of formal early education for low-income children; improving the health of young children and their mothers; supporting parents and families in their roles as teachers, caregivers, and supporters of their children’s development; and, helping to eliminate summer learning loss among low-income children in greater Worcester.
The organizations receiving funding are:
● Edward Street Child Services
● Family Health Center of Worcester
● Guild of St. Agnes of Worcester
● HOPE Coalition
● Horizons for Homeless Children
● House of Peace & Education
● Jewish Family & Children’s Service
● Latino Education Institute
● Pernet Family Health Service
● Rainbow Child Development Center
● The CASA Project
● Tri-Community YMCA
● United Way of Central MA
● Worcester Comprehensive Education & Care
● Worcester Public Library Foundation
According to research, a child’s first eight years are the most critical for human development, and GWCF believes that building a solid foundation during these years is the most effective way to assure a healthy and productive life. The Foundation has made early childhood education a priority in its funding initiatives. The typical grant range is $5,000 to $25,000, and will support early childhood programs that:
The Foundation awards community grants to support nonprofit organizations that build healthy and vibrant communities in Central Massachusetts.
To be considered for this grant, applicants must be 501(c)(3) public charities serving Worcester or the cities and towns of Worcester County. Organizations located outside this area must demonstrate the significant role of local partners in order to be considered. (Projects that are not incorporated as independent organizations must apply through an established nonprofit as fiscal agent.) Public agencies, municipal departments, and houses of worship are not typically eligible to receive Community Grants.
Applications must be received online by March 1, 2017. Please contact Chris O'Keeffe at firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-755-0980 with any questions or concerns.
Several Worcester nonprofit organizations along with the city’s Department of Public Health are coming together to co-host a screening of the 2016 documentary Resilience on January 22. The film explores the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and a new movement to treat and prevent toxic stress.
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