2013 Community Partners
Springfield Parent Academy
division of Springfield School Volunteers
Web site: www.springfieldparentacademy.com
Springfield Parent Academy serves parents and families of Springfield, Massachusetts. It is a community-driven initiative designed to provide educational resources to help parents and caring adults become engaged in their child’s education.
Studies have shown that consistent parental involvement is a major factor in determining a student’s academic success. Springfield Parent Academy offers families FREE educational opportunities designed to help students succeed AND help parents attain their personal and professional goals. Springfield Parent Academy hosts a variety of workshops, one-day seminars and courses that address the issues which parents and families have stated are important to them.
Springfield Jewish Community Center
1160 Dickinson Street
Springfield, MA 01108
web site: www.springfieldjcc.org
The Springfield JCC is both a recreational and learning facility serving the Jewish and general communities of the Pioneer Valley. Everyone, including the general public, is welcome at the Springfield JCC.
Our commitment is to serve as an agency for Jewish identification; to enrich Jewish life; to foster unity within the Jewish community; to enhance personal, social and physical development; and to promote the well being of the Jewish and general community and worldwide Jewry. For more than fifty years, the Springfield Jewish Community Center has fulfilled its mission through programs such as: Jewish education and cultural arts; state-of-the-art fitness and aquatics; top-rated Senior Net program; thriving programs for all ages, including an enriching summer camp; and a strong presence in the world-renowned JCC Maccabi Games.
129 King Street
Northampton, MA 01060
Web site: http://www.servicenet.org/
The mission of ServiceNet is to enhance the quality of life of adults, children and families, through the provision of effective and responsive clinical, residential, rehabilitative, recovery and support services. ServiceNet provides a wide range of human services for people in the Pioneer Valley. Our programs include outpatient behavioral health services; adolescent support programs; an employee assistance program; early intervention for young children; home health care; rehabilitation and residential programs for those with mental health issues, developmental disabilities, head injuries, or addictions; and shelter and housing services for the homeless.
Center for Human Development
332 Birnie Ave
Web site: www.chd.org
The Center for Human Development (CHD) provides a broad range of high quality, community-oriented human services dedicated to promoting, enhancing and protecting the dignity and welfare of people in need. CHD is a family of more than 40 programs that deliver a wide range of high quality social services in communities throughout Western Massachusetts and Connecticut, all aimed at helping people build strong productive lives. CHD is dedicated to advocacy, empowerment and fostering independence and community integration of the people we serve.
Girls Inc of Holyoke
6 Open Square Way
Holyoke, MA 01040
Web site: http://www.girlsincholyoke.org/
At Girls Incorporated of Holyoke our mission is to: Inspire all girls to be strong, smart and bold by providing them the opportunity to develop and achieve their full potential. We provide girls ages 5-18 with engaging and educational youth development programs that are cutting edge, research driven and designed to meet the specific needs of girls. Girls are at the center of everything we do; our priority is listening to girls, responding to their needs and providing them with the opportunity to make positive change in both their community and in their own lives. Tailored in response to the many challenges facing youth in the Holyoke community, and with the Girls' Bill of Rights as the philosophical framework in which to design our programs, we offer programs and services that are unquestionably transformative for girls and young women.
web site: www.gandaracenter.org
Gandara Center is a minority organization, providing residential, mental health, substance abuse and preventive services to individuals in Springfield and the Pioneer Valley. We value cultural diversity and strive to provide culturally competent, innovative services to our community. We focus on the Latino/Hispanic community, but our services are available to people from all walks of life.
River Valley Counseling Center, Inc
Web site: http://www.rvcc-inc.org/
Since 1953, RVCC has been changing lives and empowering communities in the greater Holyoke/Chicopee/ Springfield area.
Very few of us go through life without encountering serious challenges at some point or another. Whether it’s a teen in crisis, an episode of depression, new stress on the job or having to cope with serious illness, these difficulties can happen to any of us. When concerns such as these arise, people in our community know they can turn to River Valley Counseling Center for help. The comprehensive services and support provided by our dedicated and talented team make a difference to thousands of people every year.
New Leadership Charter School
37 Alderman Street
Springfield, MA 01108
New Leadership Charter School, located in Springfield, MA, is a tuition-free, Horace Mann public charter school providing an academically rigorous, college preparatory education to over 400 students in grades 6-12.
For more information on Co-ops, service-learning projects, research projects, fieldwork & internships contact:
Kathy Wiezbicki-Stevens, Ed.D.,
Chair of the Psychology Department
E-mail: Kathy Wiezbicki-Stevens