Submitted by Cara Cole on January 6, 2017 - 1:59pm
The weeks leading up to Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and New Year’s Day were filled with excitement and joy thanks to the outpouring of donations from various toy drives, as well as private and corporate donations. Thank you to all of “Santa’s Helpers” who brightened the holidays for thousands of Square One children and families.
Special thanks to our wonderful friends in the business community for your tremendous support this season:
Submitted by Cara Cole on November 23, 2016 - 11:42am
Square One's Learn & Earn program is proud to have the support of area businesses who are opening their doors to provide "hands on" training for young parents who are participating in our "Learn & Earn" education and workforce development programs.
Submitted by Cara Cole on November 23, 2016 - 11:39am
Square One Vice President of Family Services, Joni Beck-Brewer, recently attended the Healthy Families National Conference in Ohio, where she spent several days sharing best practices and new developments with other Healthy Families agencies throughout the country.
Healthy Families is a home-based family support and coaching program that supports young, first-time parents and helps them create stable, nurturing environments for their children.
Submitted by Cara Cole on November 23, 2016 - 11:38am
With close to 90 years of collective Square One experience, two longstanding Square One educators were recently recognized by statewide agencies for their contributions in the field of early learning and care.
Submitted by Cara Cole on November 23, 2016 - 11:37am
Square One will once again be collecting gifts for our families in need this holiday season. We are very proud to be partnering with Kohl’s Department Store, who will be providing discounted items for Square One supporters to purchase as gifts for Square One children.
Submitted by Cara Cole on November 23, 2016 - 11:35am
October 31st brought visits from superheroes, princesses, pirates, bunnies, minions and more! Hundreds of our Square One children dressed in their favorite costumes and participated in Halloween activities at our Early Learning Centers and in our Family Centers. Special thanks to our friends at the Center for Human Development who arranged for us to visit their Birnie Ave. site to spread some Halloween cheer to the staff there.
Submitted by Cara Cole on November 23, 2016 - 11:33am
“Hangry” takes on a whole new meaning this #GivingTuesday. Did you know the cost of ONE coffee can provide a full breakfast for two hungry pre-school children right here in our community? Help us Get #Hangry and help us provide nourishing breakfasts to our early learners. Make your donation today!
Submitted by Cara Cole on November 22, 2016 - 8:40am
As the leader of one of the major nonprofit organizations serving children and families in Springfield and Holyoke, I feel I must comment on the recent Presidential campaign and election. I have voted in more than 10 Presidential elections, and I cannot recall a time when there was such animus, disrespectful name-calling and extreme hateful language leading up to and following Election Day.
Submitted by Cara Cole on November 14, 2016 - 1:06pm
- Looking for another opportunity to wear a fabulous hat for a great cause? Be sure to plan on joining Square One for the 2nd Annual Kentucky Derby Party on May 6, 2017 at the Colony Club in Springfield.
- Is riding motorcycles more your speed? Be sure keep your eyes and ears open for information on how to register for our Father's Day Weekend Motorcycle Ride on Saturday, June 17, 2017. Special thanks to the Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club for organizing the ride to benefit Square One.
Submitted by Cara Cole on November 14, 2016 - 12:10pm
Our King Street parking lot transformed into an outdoor movie theater recently. To welcome families back to school and support our family literacy initiatives, our staff orchestrated a showing of Finding Nemo, complete with freshly popped popcorn and other treats. Following the movie, families wrote a review of the film and also received free books to enjoy at home.