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Springfield Jewish Community Center camp brings joy to diverse population, including children from Ukraine, Afghanistan

Matthew Grochowski has been attending the Jewish Community Center Summer Camp since 2015, with the exception of 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the traditional camp. Read more

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Worcester Refugees Get Their First Taste of Spring In The States

The Patch- Samantha Mercado - May 3, 2019

Spring is a time of change and bloom and for many clients at Ascentria Care Alliance, this is their first experience with spring in America. To celebrate the milestone and welcome their growth, the company hosts an annual Spring Fling event for the unaccompanied refugee minors and the foster families who house them.

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Overcoming Underinvestment in Social Services

Alliance for Strong Families and Communities - April 30, 2019

In episode five of the "More than Health" podcast, Angela Bovill, president and CEO of Ascentria Care Alliance, explains how the U.S. has long under-invested in the social services sector and the impact of that decision on the lives of those we serve. She then presents changes needed in the healthcare/human services sector to create sustainable solutions and alleviate the problems created by under-investment.

Angela continues to inspire and challenge us to be innovative in creating a new future for our sector and better outcomes for those we serve. Read more

Welcome Blankets for New Americans

Ascentria Care Alliance - April 15, 2019

On March 27, 2019 the Fuller Craft Museum delivered 260 Welcome Blankets to Ascentria Client Center in Worcester. A welcome blanket is traditionally created to lovingly mark the arrival of a new person into the world. In the Welcome Blanket project, each handmade blanket is a physical manifestation of this celebration of new refugees and other immigrants: “Welcome to the United States and your new life here! We are so glad you have arrived.” Read more

Nonprofit Gives People Cars to Get Them on Path to Success

NBC 5- Jackie Pascale - April 10, 2019

This week's Project Community Champion, Good News Garage is being highlighted for bridging an economic divide around the region.

"You and I take it for granted," lead vehicle processor Wanda Robar said. "We jump in the car, we turn it on and off we go."
The nonprofit works to make transportation more accessible for those who need it most, like Stephanie LeBeau.

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Good News Garage Receives Worksite Wellness Award

Vermont Business Magazine - April 2, 2019

Good News Garage, the car donation nonprofit based in Burlington, Vermont, is the recipient of a 2019 Governor’s Excellence in Worksite Wellness Silver-Level Award. The Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports presented the award to Good News Garage’s assistant director of operations, Amy Barcomb, at the 2019 Worksite Wellness Conference on March 21, 2019.  Read more

New Americans Learn Job Skills Through Local Partnerships

Michael Cousineau - New Hampshire Union Leader - April 1, 2019

Ascentria Care Alliance is proud to have partnered with organizations like The Duprey Companies to provide job training for new Americans such as Buloze!

Buloze Rusesera, 21, came to New Hampshire in November after fleeing the Democratic Republic of Congo. She is one of six Congolese refugees participating in a hospitality training program organized by Ascentria Care Alliance and The Duprey Companies in Concord, NH.

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Ascentria Care Alliance Welcomes New CFO

Ascentria Care Alliance - March 28, 2019

Ascentria Care Alliance, one of the largest human service nonprofits in New England, announces the hiring of Jeanette Wade as chief financial officer (CFO). She joined Ascentria in March and now directs the organization’s financial strategy, technology, business development, and facilities functions. Read more

The Proven Value Of Workers Over 50

Corita Brown, Next Avenue Contributor, Forbes - February 8, 2019

“People are always asking me, ‘Why do you hire people over 60 to be on your team?’” says Angela Bovill, CEO of Ascentria Care Alliance, a New England-based organization that provides wraparound services for vulnerable children and families. She has a ready answer. Read more

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