Children & Youth:


Education is the first step across the opportunity divide.
Ready, set, learn!

College and career readiness should never be dictated by zip code. All kids deserve the opportunity to reach their full potential and become the next leaders in our community.

Giving kids the skills to succeed in school sets them up for lifelong success and lays a foundation that will span generations to come. Education is change that lasts!

UWPV supports community efforts that focus on school readiness, mentoring, providing before and after school activities and support, increasing school attendance, reducing drop-out rates, and increasing the number of high school graduates. We are committed to creating and sustaining opportunities that ensure a successful transition through elementary, middle, and high school leading to graduation. Goal: Higher graduation rates = better academic, economic and life outcomes.

Educational Community Partnerships & Initiatives:

Stay In School

When kids fall behind in school, they become frustrated and check out before they drop out. We intend to change that. Our community goal is to prepare students to graduate and succeed by motivating and empowering them to Stay in School.

Daily Attendance leads to graduation and offers a pathway to life success. The Stay In School Program increases student attendance in Springfield Public Schools. In 2014, daily attendance increased by nearly 3% between 4 Springfield Public Schools in one marking period; the next marking period, another 4 Springfield Public Schools showed an increase of nearly 1.5% in daily attendance. read more

The Funder’s Collaborative: 

The Funder’s Collaborative is a partnership amongst many funding organizations to support reading success.   read more

  • Readings Success by Grade 4 (RSG4) – An initiative to help children learn to read proficiently by the end of grade 3.  read more

2016 – 2018 Community Impact Grantees (Education Category): 

Primary Contact Organization Project Title
Boys & Girls Club Family Center Inc.
100 Acorn St Springfield, MA 01109-2430
Teens in Transition
Boys & Girls Club Of Greater Holyoke, Inc.
70 Nick Cosmos Way Holyoke, MA 01040-5218
School-Aged After School Program
Boys & Girls Club Of Greater Westfield
28 West Silver Street Westfield, MA 01086-0128
BE GREAT: Graduate
Collaborative For Educational Services Inc.
97 Hawley Street Northampton, MA 01060
Converse Middle School After School Program (Palmer, MA)
Homework House Inc.
54 N Summer St Holyoke, MA 01040-6208
After School Tutoring & Mentoring
Ludlow Boys & Girls Club Inc.
91 Claudias Way Ludlow, MA 01056-3101
Promoting Reading, Writing and Literacy Development
Regional Employment Board Of Hampden County Inc.
1441 Main Street  Suite 111 Springfield, MA 01103-1406
REBHC Westfield STEM Academy
South End Community Center Inc.
PO Box 30192 Springfield, MA 01103-0192
After School Program
Springfield Boys & Girls Club Inc.
481 Carew St Springfield, MA 01104-2362
Success In Middle School Program (SIMS)
Springfield School Volunteers Inc.
1550 Main Street Springfield, MA 01103-1422
Character Counts Mentoring Program
The Salvation Army Springfield
170 Pearl Street Springfield, MA 01105
Powerhouse: Meeting the out of school learning needs of middle school students.
Urban League Of Springfield Inc One Federal Street, Building 111-3 Springfield, MA 01105-1199 Urban League Be the STEM: Academic & Career Mentoring
West Springfield Boys & Girls Club Inc.
615 Main St W Springfield, MA 01089-3958
Middle School Math & Literacy Enrichment Program
YMCA Of Greater Springfield
275 Chestnut Street Springfield, MA 01104-3562
Y-AIM (Achieve Academically, Inspire to attend college; Move towards personal, family and community advancement)

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