Nurtury Awarded $100,000 Cummings Foundation Grant
Nurtury was recently selected as one of 100 local nonprofits to receive grants of $100,000 each through Cummings Foundation’s $100K for 100 program. We were chosen from more than 430 applicants during a very competitive review process.
Representing Nurtury, Wayne Ysaguirre, President and CEO, and Betsy Rempel, Director of Foundations and Corporation, joined more than 250 other guests at a June 2 reception to celebrate the $10 million infusion of funding into Greater Boston’s nonprofit sector. For the second year, the exclusive event drew representatives from all 100 grantee organizations, as well as many public officials.
Nurtury is proud to be a recipient of this prestigious grant award. Click here to see a photo of our Nurtury staff with Joel Swets, Executive Director of the Cummings Foundation.
The complete list of 100 grant winners is available at www.CummingsFoundation.org.
Early Childhood and Education: 2014 Gubernatorial Candidates Forum
Nurtury is proud to be a primary sponsor for the 2014 Gubernatorial Candidates Forum on Saturday, June 7th from 2-4pm at UMass Boston Campus Center. Eight of the candidates have confirmed their attendance for the event, moderated by Allison King, political reporter from New England Cable News.
We look forward to having a lively conversation with the gubernatorial candidates and learning about their vision for young children and closing the opportunity gap in Massachusetts.
Join us! You can RSVP for the event here via Eventbrite.
Learn more about how you can make young children a priority in this election year.
Exciting News: Associated has a new name!
On Tuesday, April 29, Associated Early Care and Education officially becomes Nurtury.
As we move forward, our commitment to children's care and education deepens. We are honing in on the central understanding of our work: that when you nurture a child, you nurture a community. When a child's needs and well-being are met, a community is strengthened. Nurtury is the place where children, families and communities grow.
Nurtury will engage families in their young child's education, focus on supporting parents as they advocate for their children and families, and help parents develop those skills and knowledge necessary to be effective advocates. We strive to work collaboratively with individuals and institutions in our children's communities.
Senator Warren Keynote Speaker
Today, Senator Elizabeth Warren graciously joined us as the keynote speaker at our Innovators + Investors Breakfast Speaker Series event at our early education center in Roxbury. Senator Warren's support of early education and supporting families is inspiring. Thank you for joining us, Senator!
Check out our facebook page for a few photos of the event.
Boston EQUIP Releases BQI 2013 Report
On March 12, 2014, Boston EQUIP, an Associated project, released the Boston Quality Inventory (BQI) 2013. The BQI provides a picture of the current quality of family child care homes and center-based programs serving infants, toddlers and preschoolers throughout the city.
This report, conducted by a team of researchers led by Dr. Nancy Marshall of the Work, Families and Children Research Group at the Wellesley Centers for Women, provides critical information to help Boston policymakers, service providers, and funders assess city-wide progress on the Thrive in 5 School Readiness Roadmap.