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With support from BankFive, the Community Foundation held a Funders’  Tour focused on Innovation and Education – College and Career Readiness – in Fall River.

Funders’ Tours provide an opportunity to visit our community grantees. In addition to a tour of their facility and program, we learn about their accomplishments, challenges and plans for the future in an intimate setting that emphasizes dialogue.


In October, we toured Atlantis Charter School, to learn about their ‘school-to-career’ academies, made a stop at Durfee High School, to explore how uAspire is working to ensure that local students have the information and resources to navigate to-and through- a post-secondary education, then gathered at the Fall River YMCA to learn how their work is addressing the educational achievement gap.

The day ended with a compelling panel discussion with a group of dynamic leaders. We talked education in Fall River with Superintendent Matthew Malone, Ph.D., Marquis Taylor, Chief Executive Officer of  Coaching4Change, and Amanda Seider, Executive Director of OneGoal Massachusetts – exploring innovative models that are preparing students for college and a career.