Greater Fall River Domestic Violence Coalition to Award Project Funding

The Greater Fall River Domestic Violence Coalition has announced their first annual grant funding project. The newly developed project will fund education and/or training programs which are based on the applicant's ability to meet the Coalition's mission and objectives of educating the Greater Fall River community on the issue of domestic violence.

The Coalition was started in 1994 as a grassroots organization and has been instrumental in establishing a domestic violence unit within the Fall River Police Department. The Coalition has also initiated the Safe Child Visitation Center, sponsored a White Ribbon Campaign comprised of men against domestic violence, hosted interactive plays, silent marches and vigils and conducted a poster contest for area schools and numerous other events and fundraisers. All of the Coalition's efforts champion the concept of zero tolerance towards domestic violence.

Youth Education for Employment Program | SER-Jobs for Progress, Inc.

The YEEP (Youth Education for Employment Program) serves at-risk youth between the ages of 16 and 21. Our students are made up of a diverse group of young adults that for some reason or another have been unable to succeed with the conventional classroom. Our students must meet income eligibility guidelines, but other than that, we are working with youths who need basic literacy skills, homeless, runaways, foster children, pregnant or parenting, as well as juvenile offenders. The program is individualized and is catered to serve the educational needs of each youth with the goal of attaining the HiSET (High School Equivalency Test) Credential as well as workplace readiness skills and life skills.

Each student receives one-on-one instruction when appropriate, peer mentoring, and tutoring. The program is designed to build self-esteem and self-dependence and give them the life skills needed to succeed whether they choose to go into full-time employment or into higher education.

Recruiting Two New AmeriCorps for Fall River!

Hello, my name is Brian Moses and I was an SCI AmeriCorps member this year at United Neighbors of Fall River. I am now actively recruiting new AmeriCorps!

We are looking for TWO individuals to help in the SouthCoast / Fall River area:

One position would serve at the Boys and Girls Club in Fall River, being a mentor and role model to great kids. The other position is for someone who would like to organize volunteer activities around the Southcoast's growing food security network. This position would be located at the United Way of Fall River. 


Here is a link containing the two different AmeriCorps position descriptions in detail:
 

 
The next application deadline is August 5th (one week from now).
 
These are really great opportunities for the right people, so thank you in advance for spreading the word or applying yourselves!

Sincerely,

Brian Moses
SCI AmeriCorps 

Divorce Blog: Do You Have Relationship Envy?

By Tracy Clifford

Envy. Jealousy. You know that feeling. You want what someone else has. You feel like you’re missing out. If you’re not careful, it can start to eat away at you. It can change the way you interact with the world around you. And sadly, it can close you off to finding true and lasting love.

Admit it. You’ve felt it before. I know I have. You see a beautiful, happy, couple walking down the street holding hands. They look content, relaxed, and in love. You ask yourself: Why can’t I have that? You tell yourself all sorts of things to make yourself feel better. You never know what goes on behind closed doors. Their relationship probably isn’t all that great. You remind yourself that you are only seeing a small snippet of their life. You think about all the single and fabulous people you know. You tell yourself that your next great love is around the corner. You think about the people who have it worse than you do. But none of it works. You still want love. You still envy all the happy couples, because you’re not part of a happy couple, and you want to be.

Greater Fall River RE-CREATION - Sailing Session III Begins Soon!

Sailing Session III Begins Soon!

Join us this summer for two-week Sailing Session that will teach the fundamentals of sailing in an active and exciting way on the Taunton River.

Working in collaboration with the Battleship Cove Community Boating Program at the Heritage Park Boathouse in Fall River, experienced sailing instructors will teach all the skills necessary for your child to sail their own boat.

There is limited space, so sign up early!

Heritage Park Boathouse
Monday through Thursday
12noon - 4:00pm
Ages: 9-16 years old

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