Children who participate in high-quality early childhood programs are twice as likely to attend college.
In both gateway cities of New Bedford and Fall River, there remains an estimated 500 children, mostly infant and toddler, on a waiting list for care.
Southcoast Health is a not-for-profit, community-based health system with multiple access points, offering an integrated continuum of health services throughout southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Mobilizing philanthropy by matching donors and resources with community needs for the benefit of the region.
United Way of Greater Fall River funds Health, Education, and Financial Stability programming for agency partners throughout Greater Fall River. We believe everyone deserves opportunities for a good life: a quality education that leads to sustaining job opportunities, enough income to support a family, and a good, healthy lifestyle that increases life expectancy.
We have intentionally engaged multiple sectors in order to develop comprehensive cross-sector alignment to support early childhood development and education across the region.
Bristol Community College Women's Center
Carney Family Charitable Foundation
Helena DaSilva Hughes
Immigrants' Assistance Center, Inc.
New Bedford Economic Development Council
The Marion Institute
First Citizens’ Federal Credit Union
United Neighbors of Fall River
Bristol Community College
Executive Director, NorthStar Learning Centers
Bristol County Savings Bank
Rachel Lerner, LICSW
Greater New Bedford Health Center
YWCA of Southeastern MA
The Children's Museum of Greater Fall River
Communications Coordinator, United Way of Greater Fall River
President & CEO
Massachusetts Senator - Second Bristol and Plymouth
The Southcoast Coalition for Early Childhood Education (SCECE) is a network of cross-sector stakeholders dedicated to ensuring every child has the best start in life and enters kindergarten ready to reach their fullest potential.