Entries by Colleen Dawicki

Job opportunity: small business outreach & technical assistance coordinator

Via New Bedford’s Community Economic Development Center: “The Community Economic Development Center (CEDC), a non-profit orgainization, is seeking an energetic and dynamic person to coordinate activities that support and promote small businesses along Acushnet Ave. in the North End of the City of New Bedford.  Acushnet Ave. is a vibrant and diverse commercial district that […]

Women’s Fund hiring LifeWork coordinator

In our monthly project updates we’ve written about the Women Fund of Southeastern MA’s LifeWork program, an innovative model designed to enhance education, financial, and career outcomes for New Bedford women. The Urban Initiative is supporting LifeWork by designing and coordinating evaluation activities to ensure that key benchmarks are met and that participants are on […]

Job opportunities

A handful of local job postings have come our way in recent days, so here’s a synopsis of what’s out there if you or someone you know is looking: 1) Community organizer – United Interfaith Action, New Bedford/Fall River, MA This is a full-time post that will involve working with congregations and leaders in both […]

May project update

We began posting in our blog a monthly project update in April to give readers a better sense of what we do on a daily basis. Here’s what May has us working on: 1) The SouthCoast Urban Indicators Project (SCUIP) Pages on Brownfields and walkability are now live. On May 9, we’ll announce winners of […]

April project update

While we usually post project updates in our monthly newsletter, we realized that we were taking up valuable real estate reporting on what’s currently underway, especially since many of our projects have long timelines. This month, we’re trying out the idea of posting this update on our blog, which could provide this information in a […]

Grant opportunities: child obesity, environmental initiatives

1) Active Schools Acceleration Project (ASAP) seeks applicants from K-12 schools combating child obesity ASAP, an initiative of ChildObesity180,  will award $1,000 grants to one thousand schools to implement one of three ASAP signature programs: 100 Mile Club (students are challenged to walk 100 miles over the course of one school year), BOKS (a 12-week […]

Education news roundup

In Fall River and New Bedford alone, it’s been hard to keep up with everything that’s transpired on the education front over the past few months. Here’s our best effort at rounding up the stories you might have missed, plus some state-level moves that might have implications for our SouthCoast Cities. Fall River UCLA’s Civil […]

Youth running grants

If you haven’t visited the SouthCoast Urban Indicators Project yet, do so now! You’re missing out on some really rich data about Fall River and New Bedford, such as the fact that 17.4% of Fall River kids and 19.2% of New Bedford kids are classified as obese (the statewide rate is 16.3%). Two grant opportunities […]

Grant opportunity: LEGO Children’s Fund

The LEGO Children’s Fund supports organizations and programs that support children ages birth to 14, with special consideration for: groups that support disadvantaged children groups that are supported by LEGO employee volunteers special projects or programs designed to elevate a child’s opportunities for exploring creativity organizations serving Connecticut and Western Massachusetts Amounts typically range from […]