February 22, 2017

Inbox [Feb. 22]: Applications open for early childhood development grants, Pakachoag Music seeks student volunteers, free course available for community health workers, SPM honors first responders

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Blue Mass

Courtesy of St. Peter-Marian

Approximately 50 parents and alumni, who serve or have served our community as police officers, firefighters and first responders, joined students and staff at St. Peter-Marian in a Mass led by Rev. Stephen Lundrigan.

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Applications open for early childhood development grants

The Greater Worcester Community Foundation is now accepting online applications for community grants in Support of Early Childhood Development.

The typical grant range is $5,000 to $25,000 and will support early childhood programs that:

  • Increase the quality and quantity of formal early education for low-income children;
  • Provide a foundation for lifelong development rooted in behavioral and physical health;
  • Support parents and families in their roles as teachers, caregivers, and supporters of their children’s development;
  • Help eliminate summer learning loss among low-income children in greater Worcester.

The submission deadline is Wednesday, March 1.

More information is available on the Greater Worcester Community Foundation website

Pakachoag Music seek student volunteers

Pakachoag Music has two opportunities for students who’d like to lend their support and earn volunteer hours.


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