Volunteers needed with a Reading Readiness/Literacy Booth at the Big Dipper

The United Way of Central Massachusetts' (UWCM) Volunteer Center will be participating in the Big Dipper festival on July 16th 2011 with a Reading Readiness/Literacy Booth and we are looking for volunteers. The Big Dipper is a fundraiser for the Children’s…Read More

Great news for Worcester's little learners!

It is with immense delight that I share with you that United Way of Central Massachusetts and our partners have been selected for the highly competitive planning grant - Promise Neighborhoods Planning Grant. The word came Tuesday morning from both Congressman…Read More

Update: 2011 House budget for Early Childhood Mental Health, we need your help

The House budget for the Commonwealth was released last week. The good news is that there still is funding in line item 3000-6075 in the House budget! We have known all along that FY11 was projected to be a more difficult budget year than FY10, particularly…Read More

Seeking immediate help- restore funding for early childhood mental health in state budget

Seeking immediate help in getting funding restored to the early childhood mental health line in the House budget that came out yesterday. Amendments to the House budget must be filed by 5pm this Friday, April 16. For those of you who may know your state…Read More

Helping Little Learners is in America's Giving Challenge—Let's win $50,000!

Hi everyone, Our cause just entered in America's Giving Challenge, which gives us a chance to win $50,000! Please donate today: http://www.causes.com/donations/select_donation_method?cause_id=94488 To win, between now and November 7th we have to get the…Read More

$355,428 awarded to local programs for little learners

 During the open and competitive grant process this year, the United Way focus area of Ensuring Children's Readiness for School, promoted through the Helping Little Learners Cause, distributed $355,428 to local early education and childcare programs. Check…Read More

Emergency Capital Grant Program

For Early Care and Education & Out-of-School Time Programs Beginning July 1, 2009 The Children’s Investment Fund announces a new grant program to address emergency facility needs, with a focus on health and safety, regulatory compliance, and retooling…Read More
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