Our Story, Our Passion

Our Story, Our Passion

Our Story, Our Passion

our mission

OUR MISSION

To create and fund educational and social opportunities in non-public school and camp settings for students who learn differently in order to ensure they maximize their potential.

OUR GOAL

To fund the delivery of a range of special education services, staff development, advocacy support and technical assistance to a broad community of non-public schools and programs that share and honor our mission of serving learners of all types. We are taught to help those in need and our mission reflects this commitment to others.

our goal   

OUR MISSION

To create and fund educational and social opportunities in non-public school and camp settings for students who learn differently in order to ensure they maximize their potential.

OUR GOAL

To fund the delivery of a range of special education services, staff development, advocacy support and technical assistance to a broad community of non-public schools and programs that share and honor our mission of serving learners of all types. We are taught to help those in need and our mission reflects this commitment to others.

OUR MISSION

To create and fund educational and social opportunities in non-public school and camp settings for students who learn differently in order to ensure they maximize their potential.

OUR GOAL

To fund the delivery of a range of special education services, staff development, advocacy support and technical assistance to a broad community of non-public schools and programs that share and honor our mission of serving learners of all types. We are taught to help those in need and our mission reflects this commitment to others.

our origin

OUR ORIGIN

Having spent the early part of my career as a classroom teacher, I witnessed first-hand the lack of school choice families encountered when trying to find the best fit for their children who had learning differences. It was disheartening to witness the closed doors so many parents faced if they simply wanted the culture a non-public school setting typically offers, including smaller class sizes, individualized instruction, an atmosphere that teaches the need for service and civic engagement, a college-preparatory curriculum, as well as the presence of passionate teachers and staff. That type of atmosphere, socialization, culture and family involvement can enrich both the lives of children and their families and should be available to any child, regardless of how they learn.

OUR ORIGIN

Having spent the early part of my career as a classroom teacher, I witnessed first-hand the lack of school choice families encountered when trying to find the best fit for their children who had learning differences. It was disheartening to witness the closed doors so many parents faced if they simply wanted the culture a non-public school setting typically offers, including smaller class sizes, individualized instruction, an atmosphere that teaches the need for service and civic engagement, a college-preparatory curriculum, as well as the presence of passionate teachers and staff. That type of atmosphere, socialization, culture and family involvement can enrich both the lives of children and their families and should be available to any child, regardless of how they learn.

OUR ORIGIN

Having spent the early part of my career as a classroom teacher, I witnessed first-hand the lack of school choice families encountered when trying to find the best fit for their children who had learning differences. It was disheartening to witness the closed doors so many parents faced if they simply wanted the culture a non-public school setting typically offers, including smaller class sizes, individualized instruction, an atmosphere that teaches the need for service and civic engagement, a college-preparatory curriculum, as well as the presence of passionate teachers and staff. That type of atmosphere, socialization, culture and family involvement can enrich both the lives of children and their families and should be available to any child, regardless of how they learn.

WHERE WE ARE TODAY

Our goal of providing funding for specialized education in non-public schools is being realized.
Here is what we have achieved in two short years:

WHERE WE ARE TODAY

Our goal of providing funding for specialized education in non-public schools is being realized.
Here is what we have achieved in two short years:

WHERE WE ARE TODAY

Our goal of providing funding for specialized education in non-public schools is being realized.
Here is what we have achieved in two short years:

  • The hiring of an Executive Director for Programming for the Foundation to work together with partner schools to develop and execute the Pathways Approach Program. Such programs are engaging their students, faculty and the greater community in understanding learning differences so that the school community embraces this educational approach.

  • The hiring of an Executive Director for Programming for the Foundation to work together with partner schools to develop and execute the Pathways Approach Program. Such programs are engaging their students, faculty and the greater community in understanding learning differences so that the school community embraces this educational approach.

  • The hiring of an Executive Director for Programming for the Foundation to work together with partner schools to develop and execute the Pathways Approach Program. Such programs are engaging their students, faculty and the greater community in understanding learning differences so that the school community embraces this educational approach.

  • Engagement with nine partner non-public schools in the Fall River, New Bedford, and Dartmouth communities. Two years of funding is provided to support the hiring of special education teachers and assistant teachers to assess students’ strengths and needs, as well as to provide strategies and instruction that support improved student performance in students who learn differently. In addition, professional development for faculty and staff is delivered, needed support materials provided, and our Executive Director for Programming helps develop and execute the program. We accept applications from invited charter, parochial or private non-public schools.

  • Funding of students with learning differences from the southeast area of Massachusetts to participate at the E.A.S.T. (Educating, Advocating and Strengthening Together) Summer Camp at the Old Colony YMCA. Their involvement in programs like this will help students with learning differences discover their strengths, exercise their creativity, work to overcome academic difficulties and prepare for the academic year ahead, as well as promote an increased belief in self.

  • Provision of advocacy support to parents and families with children who learn differently and attend both public and non-public schools throughout southeastern Massachusetts.  The special education process is complex, cumbersome and often stressful, and our goal is to make families knowledgeable about laws, regulations, and policies so they can be equal partners and meaningful participants in the education of their child.

  • Engagement with nine partner non-public schools in the Fall River, New Bedford, and Dartmouth communities. Two years of funding is provided to support the hiring of special education teachers and assistant teachers to assess students’ strengths and needs, as well as to provide strategies and instruction that support improved student performance in students who learn differently. In addition, professional development for faculty and staff is delivered, needed support materials provided, and our Executive Director for Programming helps develop and execute the program. We accept applications from invited charter, parochial or private non-public schools.

  • Funding of students with learning differences from the southeast area of Massachusetts to participate at the E.A.S.T. (Educating, Advocating and Strengthening Together) Summer Camp at the Old Colony YMCA. Their involvement in programs like this will help students with learning differences discover their strengths, exercise their creativity, work to overcome academic difficulties and prepare for the academic year ahead, as well as promote an increased belief in self.

  • Provision of advocacy support to parents and families with children who learn differently and attend both public and non-public schools throughout southeastern Massachusetts.  The special education process is complex, cumbersome and often stressful, and our goal is to make families knowledgeable about laws, regulations, and policies so they can be equal partners and meaningful participants in the education of their child.

  • Engagement with nine partner non-public schools in the Fall River, New Bedford, and Dartmouth communities. Two years of funding is provided to support the hiring of special education teachers and assistant teachers to assess students’ strengths and needs, as well as to provide strategies and instruction that support improved student performance in students who learn differently. In addition, professional development for faculty and staff is delivered, needed support materials provided, and our Executive Director for Programming helps develop and execute the program. We accept applications from invited charter, parochial or private non-public schools.

  • Funding of students with learning differences from the southeast area of Massachusetts to participate at the E.A.S.T. (Educating, Advocating and Strengthening Together) Summer Camp at the Old Colony YMCA. Their involvement in programs like this will help students with learning differences discover their strengths, exercise their creativity, work to overcome academic difficulties and prepare for the academic year ahead, as well as promote an increased belief in self.

  • Provision of advocacy support to parents and families with children who learn differently and attend both public and non-public schools throughout southeastern Massachusetts.  The special education process is complex, cumbersome and often stressful, and our goal is to make families knowledgeable about laws, regulations, and policies so they can be equal partners and meaningful participants in the education of their child.