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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation and Vermont Agency of Transportation are studying how to improve rail service in New England and beyond.
Join us to discuss the healthcare crisis abroad, how it’s effecting our local community, and how our healthcare community is working in West Africa to stop the spread of the Ebola virus disease.
Vince Wilfork will be coming to the YMCA on Main St in Worcester Friday Nov. 14th National Diabetes Day to bring Diabetes awareness to the Worcester Community.
United Way of Central Massachusetts is proud to highlight the continued efforts of AIDS Project Worcester and Pathways for Change, Inc. in their mission to promote health and well-being in the community.
The Board of Early Education and Care (EEC) is asking you, the public, to provide feedback on the state of early education and care throughout the Commonwealth.
Newsletters and Reports:
Presentation on the Health of Worcester as presented by Worcester’s Commissioner of Public Health, Dr. Dale Magee.
An Inventory of Early Childhood Education and Out-of-School Time Facilities in Massachusetts, by The Children’s Investment Fund
Rennie Center report - A Revolving Door: Challenges and Solutions to Educating Mobile Students
2011 KIDS COUNT Data Book: State Profiles of Child Well-being, Annie E. Casey Foundation
"As a driver of innovation and excellence in this country, the business community is uniquely positioned to support our schools." -- Alma J. Powell
Turning the Page: Refocusing Massachusetts for Reading Success Strategies for improving children's language and literacy development, birth to age 9.
The 2010 KIDS COUNT Special Report makes the case that reading proficiently by grade three is a fundamental benchmark in developmental success and overall childhood well-being.
How Third-Grade Reading Skills and Poverty Influence High School Graduation -- A report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, written by Foundation for Child Development Senior Advisor Donald J. Hernandez
A report from PolicyLink showing the connection between place, race, and health
WEC Progress Report Spring 2011
Youth Venture news from Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont
United Way is proud to release "Voices for the Common Good: America Speaks Out on Education." This report shares the aspirations and concerns of everyday people across America about their communities and what it will take for all children to succeed in life.
Food for Every Child, The Need For More Supermarkets in Massachusetts
RI Kids Count report: Reading proficiency is fundamental to attain the skills and knowledge needed for success in school and in the workforce...
Worcester Earned Income Tax Credit Coalition newsletter No. 3
Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care Out of School Time Literacy and Learning Promotion Grant Executive Summary of Evaluation
MassINC has worked with 11 key regional Gateway Cities since 2007 to rekindle the social, economic, and civic innovation that older industrial communities need to compete and prosper in the nation’s 21st century economy.
Children’s HealthWatch report about the hidden health impacts of being behind on rent.
Rennie Center Report - Meeting the Challenge: Fiscal Implications of Dropout Prevention in Massachusetts
Project New Hope has created a program with the intent of showing our gratitude to Veterans, National Guard, Reserve and military families to include Families of the Fallen to provide a little holiday help to families experiencing financial hardship.
Project Homefront is a collaborative effort to recognize the significant contributions made by mean and women in the armed services.
These potitions are great roles for young adults, looking to expand their knowledge and professional experience.
The City of Worcester’s Executive Office of Economic Development announces a series of public input meetings.
Priorities for Advancing Our understanding of Homelessness
Official website of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIH is one of the world's foremost medical research centers.
Working together toward a healthier community.
Works to protect and improve community well-being.
Focuses on the 15-40 age group to create awareness for regular (annual) physicals and health screenings for early cancer detection.
Youth and Young Adult Homelessness in Worcester, Massachusetts - An analysis of 2011 Point in Time Data and Service Provider Referral Networks
United Way Worldwide and the America Human Development Project have re-launched the Common Good Forecaster, a site that links educational success to a wide variety of aspects of well-being
Afterschool Evaluation 101: How to Evaluate an Expanded Learning Program
expanding learning time to improve student achievement and enable a well-rounded education
Measurement Tools for Evaluating Out-of-School Time Programs: An Evaluation Resource
Brian Gallagher, United Way Worldwide CEO - Blog on The Huffington Post
Information from various government agencies on how kids, teens, young adults, parents, educators and others in the community can prevent or stop bullying.
HealthCare.gov: Building Healthier Congregations and Communities Through the Affordable Care Act The Affordable Care Act is helping expand access to quality care for millions of Americans. Learn about these benefits:HealthCare.gov.
PolicyLink is a national research and action institute advancing economic and social equity by Lifting Up What Works.®
This blog is written by Dr. Sherry Pagoto, a clinical psychologist and an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School; expertise in health, nutrition, fitness, weight management, and diabetes prevention.
The Promise Neighborhoods Institute at PolicyLink is an independent, nonprofit resource offering tools, information, and strategies to communities interested in creating their own Promise Neighborhood.
Helping vulnerable kids and families succeed, Kids Count is a national and state-by-state effort to track the status of children in the United States.
Monitoring children’s health on the front lines of care Children's HealthWatch monitors the impact of economic conditions and public policies on the health and well-being of very young children.
Listing disablity camps, services and events in Greater Massachusetts
A private, nonprofit organization that serves as the state commission on community service and volunteerism.
Annie E. Casey Foundation provides access to hundreds of measures of child well-being
The IWGYP promotes the goal of positive, healthy outcomes for youth in three significant ways:
The NeighborWorks® HomeOwnership Center of Worcester offers an extensive menu of services and programs
Worcester Education Collaborative
Worcester Community Action Council