The Community Foundation has awarded $100,000 in grants from the Polaroid and Acushnet Foundation funds for workforce development and family literacy programs. These grants help support our newest Americans through English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Adult Basic Education (ABE), and General Education Development (GED) classes, as well as family literacy programs that integrate early literacy for children with ABE/ESOL and parenting courses. Read more
Join the Women's Fund on May 14th for the annual Tiara Mother's Day 5k, a walk/run that winds through scenic Mattapoisett. The race begins at the Oxford Creamery at 9 am for the kid's fun run, 9:30 am for the 5K. All revenues will support Women's Fund activities. To register
- The nomination deadline for the 4th annual Irwin M. and Joan K. Jacobs Leadership Award has been extended to April 30. Do you know someone in our business community who has great leadership skills, vision and initiative, and who gives back to the community? SouthCoast Media Group, in partnership with the Community Foundation, is accepting nominations for the award, which recognizes an individual who best demonstrates vision, innovation, generosity and initiative. For more details
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.