Formed in 1999 by two Framingham High School teachers, Resiliency For Life (RFL) is a voluntary academic intervention and dropout prevention program that develops skills and confidence in students with social difficulties who are at-risk of academic failure. Last month, we invited Jug Chokshi, RFL Executive Director, Mark Goldschmidt, RFL teacher, Cynthia Souza, recent graduate and RFL alumna, and Freddie Morales, RFL student, to talk over the impact RFL has had locally. We w
The roots of Special Olympics reach all the way back to the 1960’s, with Eunice Kennedy Shriver’s day camp for people with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics Massachusetts (SOMA) became a recognized and accredited chapter of Special Olympics International with its' own 501(c)3 non-profit status in 1971. Today, SOMA offers 23 sports over the course of four sports seasons to more than 12,000 individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities. We welcomed George K
When Harley J. Earl met Alfred P. Sloan, Jr., President of General Motors, and Lawrence Fisher, General Manager of Cadillac, the men from GM were so impressed they ended up hiring Earl to head a completely new department.
Although some referred to it as 'the beauty parlor', Earl's unique Art and Color Section embraced the idea that auto makers could and should offer a more appealing product. This division, an industry first, was responsible for the elegant and iconic motor
Founded in 1982, The Performing Art Center of Metrowest (PAC) provides high-quality performing arts education and opportunities to Framingham and the surrounding communities. PAC is committed to accessibility for people of all ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, and stages of development, while maintaining reasonable pricing, inclusive programming, and need-based scholarships. [endif]--The range of programs offered and supported by PAC is quite impressive. At our recent meeting,
The Learning Center for the Deaf Established in 1970, The Learning Center for the Deaf (TLC) is headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts. It serves deaf and hard of hearing children, adults, and families from more than 94 communities and 12 additional states. To learn more about how TLC assists our community, Shelley Reese, Chief Advancement Officer, Susan Nicholl, a member of TLC's President's Advisory Council, and Carla Del Pizzo, Marketing and Communications Manager, vis