A partnership of community organizations, including the Community Foundation, has announced the return of a city tradition that once brought the likes of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass to New Bedford. In the 19th Century, the New Bedford Lyceum established a tradition of intellectual debate in the city, with a model for discussion that brought people together to get to the heart of social and political issues. The first event of the newly revived Lyceum is a presentation of two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward, who will examine “The Age of the American Presidency” on Saturday, April 1 at 8:00 p.m. at The Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, New Bedford.
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The Community Foundation is seeking resumes for a new full-time position, Director of Development. The Director of Development will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the annual fundraising that the Foundation relies on to cover its operating expenses, as well as working closely with the President in developing new philanthropic business by attracting new funds, scholarships and sponsorships. Applications will be accepted by email only; see the job description below for more details.
- The Hawthorn Medical Associates Charitable Fund of the Community Foundation has awarded $20,000 in grants to four local programs focused on women and children in need. Grants of $5,000 each were awarded to the Boys and Girls Club of Greater New Bedford; the Children’s Advocacy Center of Bristol County (CAC); The Women’s Fund of Southeastern Mass.; and to the YWCA of Southeastern Mass. Pictured are participants in the 2016 LifeWork graduation, a program of the Women's Fund. Read the full story
- Applications for the fifth annual MacGregor Fiske Novice Journalist Award will be available here beginning on March 1. Mary McCann Fiske, widow of late MacGregor Fiske, established the $1,000 award in his memory to recognize a journalist who is relatively new to the field to encourage him or her to perservere in the profession, and to honor the contributions of journalists to sustaining an informed society. MacGregor Fiske was a lifelong newspaperman in New England.
The SouthCoast Urban Indicators Project is a website launched by the UMass Dartmouth Urban Initiative to gather and analyze data related to quality of life issues in New Bedford and Fall River in order to promote informed conversation and decision making. Visit the website for more information.