RESOURCES

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Available Donations

(contact us if you are in need of any of these items)

 

Thank you!

Community Upliftment 

Thank you for the generous donations of clothing, masks, and gift cards.  To learn more about Community Upliftment and their work in Hampden County visit them at CommunityUpliftment.org 

 

 

 

 

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United Way Pioneer Valley

Thank you for your generous donations of non-perishables and educational toys.  The United Way has highly impacted this community and beyond.  Stay connected at uwpv.org  

 

 

 

 

 

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#VillageEngagementMatters Initiative

{FREE FACE-COVERINGS} 

UPDATES:

In recognition of 1-Million meals served to Springfield Public School children, SPS, Sodexo, Home Grown, and community leaders will celebrate the dedication of providing meals 7-days a week since the on-set of COVID-19.  

Parent Villages partnered to provide face-coverings at three locations and growing will be in attendance to provide additional face-coverings.

 

LET'S CELEBRATE!

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

11:00 a.m.

Boland Elementary School, 426 Armory Street, Springfield, MA

 

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Are you in need of a FACE-COVERING for essential exposure (grocery shopping, doctor's appointments, or helping out essential workers at distribute events, OR are you an essential worker yourself?

 

  We want to help!

We have launched the #VillageEngagementMatters Initiative to giveaway FREE FACE-COVERINGS to the community.

Our partnerships and distributions sites have increased.  Thank you community for responding to this call to action.

We are returned to The Dunbar!

Friday, May 22, 2020

The Dunbar Community Center (Union St. Parking Lot), Springfield

1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

The Western Mass Mobile Food Truck in partnership with the Urban League and Mt. Zion Baptist Church will also be distributing FREE fruits and vegetables regardless of income. Come out and get a Free face-covering.

Village Engagement Matters Initiative has reached many families and helped to keep the community safer during COVID-19 :

 

Previous Distribution Sites and on-going partnerships:

Springfield College-AmeriCorp Program/SPS/Sodexo

250 face-coverings were distributed:

Lincoln Elementary, Rebecca Johnson Elementary & Indian Orchard Elementary Schools

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Friday, April 24, 2020

The Dunbar Community Center (Orlean St. Parking Lot), Springfield

1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

The Western Mass Mobile Food Truck in partnership with the Urban League and Mt. Zion Baptist Church will also be distributing FREE fruits and vegetables regardless of income. 

250 face-coverings were distributed.

 

Thank you to our current partners for their generosity in showing up to donate financially, materials, their time and talent, and distribution sites to this necessary and important humanitarian effort. 

Join them and #ShowUp for our Village!

 

AmeriCorp Program, Springfield College (Community Service Project)

Springfield Public Schools

Sodexo

Divine Faith Ministries, Pastor Eugenia Finnell

Holy Redeemer Cathedral, Bishop & Overseer Naylor (Mother Naylor & Youth Ministry)

Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Pastor, Dr. Atu White

Abundant Life Worship and Praise Tabernacle, Overseer Gwen Haynes 

We are also taking requests for more Urgent face-coverings. If you have or know of an immediate need please be in touch with Lakisha Coppedge, CEO at 413.285.3757, or email us at parentvillages@gmail.com and put in the Subject line: "Face-covering!" and she will get back to you ASAP.

 

This is another small way we are trying to help the health and well-being of our community. 

 

Stay healthy, safe, and committed to serving! 

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Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts

New Job Opportunity

https://www.mywomensfund.org/community-investments-coordinator-2020/

At approximately 20 hours per week, this position serves a key role within the WFWM’s small staff. Under the direction of the Chief Operating Officer, this position supports the community investment, or program, activities of the WFWM. This includes responsive initiatives and grant-making, capacity building events, research projects, and other training activities. The work of this position is primarily remote during the COVID-19 pandemic, and possibly beyond. While there is flexibility in setting the regular schedule for this staff person, this part-time, non-exempt position does require occasional evening and weekend hours.

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Neighborhood Point Person/Mutual Aid (NPP)

-Neighbor to Neighbor-

Parent Villages, Inc. is committed to expanding its reach within and beyond the Springfield community.  Memberships/Partnerships, like this one we now have as an NPP/Organization with Neighbor to Neighbor's (N2N) NPP initiative, allows us to engage with a broader community.  N2N is an organization that takes action by supporting community members with services such as voter registration, signing petitions and calling and holding legislators accountable, to marching in the streets. 

 

NPP in collaboration with Mutual Aid provides a space to offer resources one may have to support a family in need.  Visit the link below to add your resource to the database: HTTP://forms.gle/aHcCq3VimRHLyL5r8 

Parent Villages is excited to partner in this meaningful and impactful way!

Contact us or N2N for additional information on becoming the next NPP:

Springfield: Zulmalee Rivera-413.364.4247, zulma@n2nma.org 

Holyoke: KatieTalbot-413.270.4894, katie@nsnma.org 

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FREE Student Meal Centers: UPDATED

Springfield Public Schools will be hosting meal centers at 17 locations where meals will be provided to SPS students free of charge and may be picked up between the hours of 11 AM and 1 PM Monday through Friday. Meals for the weekend will also be provided on Fridays. Meals are available to all school-aged children, including persons with disabilities, over age 18, who participate in school programs for people who are mentally or physically disabled. The student does not need to be physically present for the adult to pick up a meal, and identification is not required. For meal center locations, go to http://bit.ly/FoodSpringfield.

Click here for more Springfield Public Schools COVID-19 Updates.

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City Hall and School Committee

 

School Committee Information:
Office: 1550 Main Street, 2nd Floor
Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday
Phone: (413) 787-7100 ext. 55191
Email:  mccarthyp@springfieldpublicschools.com
Website: http://www.springfieldpublicschools.com/school-committee


City Hall Information:
City Hall: 36 Court St
Phone: (413) 736-3111
Email: 311@springfieldcityhall.com
Website: https://www.springfield-ma.gov/cos/

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COVID-19 UPDATE

COVID-19 UPDATE
Reopening: Four-Phase Approach


Governor Charlie Baker's administration unveiled a comprehensive plan for the reopening of the state of Massachusetts. 

https://www.mass.gov/info-details/reopening-four-phase-approach?ct=t(N)#phased-approach-and-reopening-summary-plan-

Springfield: https://www.springfield-ma.gov/cos/?ct=t(N)

Tips for families during this time of distress

General:

  • Stay, healthy, safe and active at home

  • Eat healthy and nutritious meals 

  • Read a book, visit the Springfield e-Library-www.springfieldlibrary.org 

  • Kast Virtual Sharing Platforms to share videos/movies-Kastapp.co 

 

School/Homeschool Tips/Updates:

 

Homeschool Resources:

Others:

 

Donate to the community: 

Continue to support local businesses, non-profits, and organizations committed to the sustainability, education and uplifting of our community.