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Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Newton Community Service Center/SOAR 55, Carroll Center for the Blind and Atrius Health Foundation were among 46 organizations awarded grants from Tufts.
The following is a press release issued by Tufts Health Plan: The Tufts Health Plan Foundation announced today that it has awarded more than $1.7 million in grants to 46 Massachusetts and Rhode Island based organizations in its first cycle of funding for 2012. Three Newton and West Newton organizations are among recipients. Atrius Health Foundation of Newton receives $57,301 to provide “Stepping On” fall prevention classes to eight different sites. Participants will learn about fall risk, home and community safety, safe footwear, nutrition, bone health, coping after a fall, strength and balance exercises, and medication review. The Carroll Center for the Blind of Newton receives $50,000 for Project Safe Home. This program enables …
Saturday, January 21, 2012
National Grid donated $10,000 to the Newton Community Service Center this week.
The Newton Community Service Center (NCSC) recently received a National Grid Foundation grant that will help the non-profit provide heat to local families. According to a press release issued earlier this week, the National Grid Foundation supplied a $10,000 grant to the NCSC "in direct response" to the United Way's $250,000 community challenge. The NCSC grant is part of a total of $75,000 the National Grid Foundation has donated to Mass. non-profits. “There exist basic needs that unite us all. Sadly, these fundamental requirements go unmet for too many residents of Massachusetts,” Carmen Fields, board member National Grid Foundation, said in a press release. “We have answered United Way’s community challenge and we urge the members of …
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
The West Suburban YMCA is a space that is "ideally suited to be the next chapter of the teen center."
The popular Chestnut Street Teen Center will be moving to a new home next month at the West Suburban YMCA. According to a press release issued yesterday, the center will make the move on February 1. The drop-in center offers programs and support for local teens during non-school hours. The Newton Partnership and Newton Community Service Center founded the center, which is located in Upper Falls, in 2009. It serves approximately 200 teens a year, the press release said. "Our nonprofit community has been working together for more than a year to take the Chestnut Street model from great to even better. The Y’s location and newly renovated space are ideally suited to be the next chapter of the teen center," said Newton Partnership President…
Friday, May 20, 2011
Audrey Cooper was one of 100 women across the state to receive the award from the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women.
Audrey Cooper has called Newton her home fore more than 60 years, and for 50 of those years she has worked to make that home a better place. "Newton has been wonderful to me and I think it's a great community," Cooper said. Cooper was honored at the State House Wednesday as a Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women (MCSW) "Unsung Heroine," an award that recognizes women who "perform unheralded acts on a daily basis that make our homes, neighborhoods, cities and towns better places to live." She was one of 100 women from across the state who received the award. State Rep. Kay Khan (D-Newton), who nominated Cooper for the MCSW award, said Cooper is a "valuable and vital member" to the Board of Trustees at the Newton Free Library as …
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Mass. Attorney General Martha Coakley was the keynote for the Thursday's celebration.
Newton Community Service Center's Child Assault Prevention (CAP) Program is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. The program's supporters and volunteers gathered Thursday to recognize and honor the hard work and impact the program has made over the last two decades.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Kids are reminded that there are fun things to do that don't involve electronics.
Kids this month are being asked to step back, take a break and see what's on "the other side of a plug." The Newton Community Service Center, Newton Child Assault Prevention Program and the Newton School Department have teamed up to sponsor a series of "unplugged" activities for kids to participate in this month as part of Newton Unplugged and Connected Month. The calendar features daily activities and ways to interact that don't require electricity. This week, suggestions to unplug include writing a poem, making a family story book and cooking a maple syrup-themed dinner. As part of the unplugged month, Bike Newton will host a bicycle tune-up event in the War Memorial Triangle at City this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Mayor Setti Warren and U.S. Rep. Barney Frank held a roundtable discussion and rally Monday for Community Development Block Grant programs.
In a jam-packed room at the Newton Community Service Center yesterday, community members sat together to applaud and support programs that have impacted lives of seniors, children and single-parent families across the city. The rally and discussion centered around Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) -- federal funding that has helped programs at the Newton Senior Center, Newton Cultural Center, Newton Community Service Center, Newton Community Development Foundation, the Newton Wellesley Weston Committee and the John M. Barry Boys & Girls Club of Newton. According to Newton Mayor Setti Warren, who spearheaded yesterday's rally, Newton faces a significant cut to its $2.4 million CDBG allocation -- a cut that comes as the House voted …