Through partnerships with generous agencies and organizations,
For Kids Only Afterschool has been able to meet the needs of children,
families, and communities. For Kids Only Afterschool is grateful for and
acknowledges each partner and benefactor.
Public School Partners
Boston Public Schools
Everett Public Schools
Peabody Public Schools
Revere Public Schools
Salem Public Schools
Winthrop Public Schools
City of Boston
City of Everett
City of Peabody
City of Revere
City of Salem
Town of Winthrop
BOSTnet was founded in 1987, as Parents United for Child Care (PUCC), with a mission to expand access to quality, affordable child-care in Massachusetts. Our mission is driven by a vision of a city and state where all families have access to a rich network of OST opportunities that challenge, reward and inspire children and youth. We understand that children learn in multiple ways and in multiple environments and believe that learning is a collective community value and responsibility. For more than twenty years, BOSTnet has worked to strengthen the OST field through innovative research, leadership, quality improvement initiatives and advocacy. BOSTnet continues to engage a broad range of stakeholders, including families, providers, funders and policymakers, to find real solutions that serve the field.
Cambridge Health Alliance
The Cambridge Health Alliance is an academic public health system that is helping people live better lives. Based in Cambridge, Somerville, and Boston’s metro-north region, the Cambridge Health Alliance provides patient care, education, and outreach in hospitals, health centers, schools, community centers, and through some very special programs, right in people’s homes.
Caring Alumni Supporting the Learning and Enrichment of Students (CASTLES) was created when Camille Garro of the Revere High School Class of ’72 decided to bring a group of her friends together and search for ways to give back to the city and schools they had grown up in. They decided to focus on the tremendous need for afterschool care for families who cannot afford it. Due to her efforts, the first year they raised $80,000 to fund scholarships for afterschool programs for the children of Revere. This year’s event was another great success. Despite the current economic difficulties they were able to raise close to $60,000.
Joint Committee for Children’s Health Care in Everett
The Joint Committee for Children’s Health Care in Everett (JCCHCE) firmly believes in the right of Everett’s children to have available to them appropriate health care and knowledge to enable them to become health and productive members of the community. A not-for-profit corporation, the JCCHCE is dedicated to advocating for universal access to quality, comprehensive health care for all the children of Everett, and in promoting their optimal health and well being.
The Cummings Foundation
Cummings Foundation, Inc. (CFI), is a private operating foundation based in Woburn, Massachusetts. Since its establishment in 1986, it has been funded primarily by Joyce and Bill Cummings of Winchester, MA.
Cummings Foundation has grown to become one of the largest charitable foundations in New England, with just more than $1.2 billion in net assets as of December 2013.
Department of Early Education and Care
The mission of the Department of Early Education and Care reaches beyond the daily tasks and positions the state to make progress toward two critical goals: 1. to develop a statewide system of professional development for the early education and care and out-of-school-time workforce, a critical element to improving the quality of care provided to families in the Commonwealth; and 2. to oversee the creation of a groundbreaking program of voluntary, universally accessible, high-quality early childhood education for all preschool-aged children in the Commonwealth.
Heritage Salem Five Charitable Foundation
The Heritage Grant Program is funded through the Heritage Salem Five Charitable Foundation. To honor the charitable giving legacy of the Heritage Co-operative Bank, the Heritage Salem Five Charitable Foundation was established as part of the merger agreement with Salem Five. The Heritage Grant Program will award grants with a minimum value of $5,000, to non-profit organizations that support education, health and human services, youth programs, affordable housing, and community development
The Lenny Zakim Fund
The mission of The Lenny Zakim Fund is to identify, listen to, support and connect grassroots community organizations and programs operating “below the radar screen” of large charitable groups and government grants. The Lenny Zakim Fund provides assistance to those who demonstrate the will and potential to make a difference, but lack the necessary resources.
Massachusetts 21st Century Community Learning Centers
The Massachusetts 21st Century Community Learning Centers program supports the creation of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools. The program helps students meet state and local student standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and math; offers students a broad array of enrichment activities that can complement their regular academic programs; and offers literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children.
Massachusetts Afterschool Partnership
Established in 2003, MAP is the only statewide 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Massachusetts dedicated to expanding afterschool and extended learning opportunities for school-age children, youth, families and communities. MAP works to improve the lives of young people through statewide policy development, local grassroots networks, education and advocacy, and strategic public-private partnerships. MAP provides resources for programs and families statewide including; information and technical assistance, networking, advocacy support, and peer-to-peer support.
Massachusetts Afterschool and Out of School Time Grant
Students and youth benefit from a variety of supports that can lead to their success in school and in other aspects of their lives. Through this quality grant program, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, in collaboration with the Department of Early Education and Care, seeks to provide students in grades K-12 with access to high quality after-school and out-of-school time programs and services that meet the needs of the student, the family, and the community.
Massachusetts Association of Early Education and Care
MADCA is a statewide advocacy group of programs providing early education and school age services. The association concentrates on positively impacting funding from the Executive and Legislative branch. MADCA has a demonstrated record of success addressing issues with the Department of Early Education and Care.
Massachusetts Audubon – Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
Ipswich River, Mass Audubon’s largest sanctuary, offers more than 10 miles of interconnecting trails that invite you to explore the forests, meadows, and wetlands. Our experienced educators specialize in providing “hands-on/minds-on” interactive learning experiences that encourage investigation of the natural world. Our programs explore the varied habitats of Massachusetts and help enrich an understanding of human interrelationships with the environment.
The Meridian Charitable Foundation, Inc.
The Meridian Charitable Foundation was established in 1997 by East Boston Savings Bank to provide funding to support charitable causes and community development activities.
Children’s Investment Fund
Children’s Investment Fund is dedicated to help non-profit organizations develop high-quality spaces for early learning and youth development in Massachusetts. Children’s Investment Fund believes that all children need to learn in physical environments designed to support their growth.
Today’s Girls…Tomorrow’s Leaders
Today’s Girl’s…Tomorrow’s Leaders (TGTL) seeks to address inequalities that create barriers for girls, and to meet new challenges to girls’ health and well-being. Through Today’s Girls…Tomorrow’s Leaders, UWMBMV builds the capacity of programs to meet the unique needs of girls for positive development by: creating mentoring relationships and nurturing environments that focus on helping girls succeed, delivering effective approaches to programming for girls, in both girl-specific and co-educational settings, and expanding outreach and access to girl-serving programs.
National Institute of Out-of-School Time
The mission of the National Institute of Out-of-School Time is to ensure that all children, youth, and families have access to high quality programs, activities, and opportunities during non-school hours. NIOST believes that these experiences are essential to the healthy development of children and youth, who then can become effective and capable members of society.
Revere Afterschool Partnership
The Revere Afterschool Partnership, led by Tonia Deramo of the Revere Public Schools, is a coalition of the city, the Revere Public Schools, afterschool and out of school time community based providers, health care community, parks and recreation office, business community and other invested partners. The partnership efforts have led to a clear systems change and increase in resources for the city’s children.
United Way of Mass Bay and Merrimack Valley
Built on the model that greater goals can be reached through joint efforts than alone, United Way’s mission is to make the Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley region the best place for children in the country. United Way knows that the best way to improve the future for our children is to strengthen the financial security of their parents today and to ensure that kids are getting the nurturing support and educational opportunities that will prepare them for adulthood.
The Women’s Fund of Essex County
Y It Matters
The purpose of “Y It Matters” is to provide a variety of after-school activities to support the educational, emotional, health and fitness needs of the youth of Peabody. As a group, the Peabody/Lynnfield YMCA, The Peabody Youth Foundation, The Peabody Rotary Club, The Peabody Chamber of Commerce, and the Peabody City Council have raised sufficient funds to support tuitions for students to attend For Kids Only Afterschool and the Peabody/Lynnfield YMCA.