Education

I. LOCAL EDUCATION INITIATIVES (Chamber of Commerce, etc.)

 

"EdUp" Education and Workforce Campaign

The Chamber's Education Committee focuses on developing and implementing a branding and long term media outreach campaign aimed at raising community aspirations regarding educational attainment.

http://www.joindayo.com/edupfr/about.php

 

Fall River Alumni Network Early Literacy program

If kids can’t read at grade level by 3rd grade, their chances of graduating or getting a good job are greatly diminished. Invest in early literacy for 1-3 year olds, Pre-K thru 3rd grade.

https://www.cfsema.org/donors/donate-to-a-fund/donate

 

Boosting High School Graduation and College Enrollment

Programs to increase high school graduation rates/college enrollment. A well educated workforce key to growing existing businesses attracting new ones to Fall River.

 

The Community Foundation can also work with you directly to set up your own donor advised fund with them to advance education outcomes in Fall River.

https://www.cfsema.org/donors/donate-to-a-fund/donate

 

II. LOCAL SCHOOLS

http://www.fallriverschools.org/schools.cfm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nursery and Preschool

Elementary Schools

Middle School

http://www.fallriverschools.org/schools.cfm#middle

 

What they need: tutors/after-school homework helpe (online); equipment & materials, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B.M.C. Durfee High School

http://www.fallriverschools.org/durfeehigh.cfm

 

Diman Vocational High School

http://dimanregional.org

 

What they need: online tutos; equipment; help/hosts for college application & tutors; help with job applications and interviews; summer jobs; host field trips, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bristol Community College

http://www.bristol.mass.edu

 

UMass Dartmouth

http://www.umassd.edu

 

Roger Williams University

http://www.rwu.edu

 

What they need: online tutors; support & hosts for field trips; summer jobs; help with employment opportunities/job applications, practice interviews (on SKYPE); etc.

 

 

III. FALL RIVER: THE SCHOLARSHIP CITY

Univesity of Massachusetts Dartmouth

"The most valuable asset this country has is not gold or oil, but the minds of young people." —Dr. Irving A. Fradkin

 

Why is Fall River called “The Scholarship City”? In 1958, Dr. Irving A. Fradkin, a local optometrist, founded the first Dollars for Scholars chapter by challenging everyone in the community to give at least one dollar toward sending its youth to college.

 

Dr. Fradkin ran for the Fall River School Board in 1957 on a platform calling for community-supported scholarships for local students. Despite his electoral defeat, Dr. Fradkin pursued his forward thinking idea—which blossomed into Dollars for Scholars, Scholarship America’s flagship program—a nationwide organization that today represents nearly 700 affiliates in thousands of communities across America.

 

For the last fifty-plus years, Dr. Fradkin has continued to work tirelessly for Scholarship America, for students in Fall River (where he still resides with his wife Charlotte), and for education in America.

 

https://scholarshipamerica.org/fradkin.php