21st Century Fund
The 21st Century Fund is a non-profit organization founded in 1998 to serve as a sustainable source of funding for innovative approaches to major challenges in public high school education. In short, to provide "venture capital for public education."
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Brookline Adult & Community Education
The Brookline Adult & Community Education (BA&CE) is one of the oldest non-credit, public education programs in Massachusetts. Adult education has been a part of the Brookline Community since 1832, beginning with the formation of the Brookline Lyceum Society. It is now the largest public program in the state, with close to 1,800 courses and over 20,000 enrollments yearly. Today, BA&CE is the hub of an educational network serving residents from more than 50 neighboring communities in the greater Boston area and beyond. A self-supporting program of the public school, BA&CE's operating budget is funded entirely from course fees
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The Brookline Center
For over 40 years, The Brookline Center has offered a wide variety of counseling services for people of all ages and backgrounds. Their mission is to help people in emotional distress to feel better, to function more effectively, and to experience life more fully.
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Brookline Community Foundation
The Brookline Community Foundation exists to promote a strong, engaged and
We identify and raise awareness of community needs; create forums for
public dialogue and problem solving; inspire philanthropy and
volunteerism; advance equal access to community resources and
opportunities; strengthen and sustain local nonprofits and organizations.
Go to the Brookline Community Foundation website
Brookline Education Foundation
The Brookline Education Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving Brookline's commitment to excellence in public education. Their supporters include parents, concerned citizens and businesses who share the belief that strong public schools are essential to the quality of life and future well-being of our town.
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Brookline Educators Union
The Brookline Educators Union (BEU), formerly the Brookline Educators Association, representing over 1000 educators in the town of Brookline, Massachusetts, proudly advocates for an excellent public education for every child while advancing the interests of public employees.
Affiliated with the Massachusetts Teachers Association and the National Education Association
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Brookline School Staff Children's Center (BSSCC)
BSSCC is a parent cooperative childcare center serving infants, toddlers, and preschoolers of Brookline school employees and the Brookline community. They value strong relationships among children, teachers, and parents as a foundation for learning. Play is the basis of our program, through which children become skilled, joyful learners and confident individuals.
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Brookline Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC)
The Brookline Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) is an all-volunteer organization of parents of children with disabilities in the preschool, elementary school, high school, and in private schools who meet to learn more about special education in Brookline. We sponsor workshops, informational meetings, discussion groups, legislative lobbying efforts and a variety of other activities to help improve our children's education.
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The AWARE program is a collaborative effort by Brookline community police officers, students, parents, and other community members to offer an educationa program in the classroom to prevent or reduce risk behaviors among children and youth. Lesson include topics within substance use/abuse, violence prevention, and internet safety. The emphasis is to help students recognize and learn to resist the many direct and subtle pressures that influence them to engage in risk behaviors. This program is directed towards the students in Grades 6-9.
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Brookline Steps to Success
Steps to Success (STS) is a comprehensive school success and college readiness program, serving approximately 300 low-income youth in Brookline, MA, most of whom live in Brookline public housing. Our mission is to work to close the achievement gap, helping students make the goal of post-secondary an achievable reality.
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The Town of Brookline
The Town of Brookline enjoys a unique reputation as an urban/suburban community of 57,107 residents (2000 Federal Census) in a geographic area of just over five square miles surrounded by Boston on three sides. The proximity to the city, in conjunction with a history of educational excellence, attracts a diverse population to Brookline.
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Brookline Housing Authority
The Brookline Housing Authority provides affordable housing options and safe homes for financially eligible families, seniors and persons with disabilities, and partners with many supportive service agencies to improve the quality of life for BHA residents and voucher holders.
Go to the Brookline Housing Authority website