Nurtury Learning Lab Ribbon-Cutting
Left to right: Mayor Marty Walsh, Nurtury CEO Wayne Ysaguirre, Boston Housing Authority Administrator Bill McGonagle, and Secretary of Education Matt Malone.
On a beautiful, sunny morning on June 16, the Nurtury Learning Lab officially opened with a stellar ribbon-cutting event. We were joined by Mayor Marty Walsh, Bill McGonagle of BHA, MA Secretary of Education Matt Malone, Representative Jeffrey Sanchez, and two Bromley-Heath residents: NaShira Pulley and Latoya Taromino. There was also a great performance by a classroom of our children, who sang “You are my sunshine.”
“All children should have access to the best learning and school readiness opportunities we can provide,” said Mayor Walsh. “The Nurtury Learning Lab at Bromley-Heath is a great example of a service that will greatly impact children’s lives and start them on a path for success.”
Thank you to all who joined us on this exciting day!
Nurtury Awarded $100,000 Cummings Foundation Grant
Nurtury was recently selected as one of 100 local nonprofits to receive grants of $100,000 each through Cummings Foundation’s $100K for 100 program. We were chosen from more than 430 applicants during a very competitive review process.
Representing Nurtury, Wayne Ysaguirre, President and CEO, and Betsy Rempel, Director of Foundations and Corporation, joined more than 250 other guests at a June 2 reception to celebrate the $10 million infusion of funding into Greater Boston’s nonprofit sector. For the second year, the exclusive event drew representatives from all 100 grantee organizations, as well as many public officials.
Nurtury is proud to be a recipient of this prestigious grant award. Click here to see a photo of our Nurtury staff with Joel Swets, Executive Director of the Cummings Foundation.
The complete list of 100 grant winners is available at www.CummingsFoundation.org.
Early Childhood and Education: 2014 Gubernatorial Candidates Forum
Nurtury is proud to be a primary sponsor for the 2014 Gubernatorial Candidates Forum on Saturday, June 7th from 2-4pm at UMass Boston Campus Center. Eight of the candidates have confirmed their attendance for the event, moderated by Allison King, political reporter from New England Cable News.
We look forward to having a lively conversation with the gubernatorial candidates and learning about their vision for young children and closing the opportunity gap in Massachusetts.
Join us! You can RSVP for the event here via Eventbrite.
Learn more about how you can make young children a priority in this election year.
Exciting News: Associated has a new name!
On Tuesday, April 29, Associated Early Care and Education officially becomes Nurtury.
As we move forward, our commitment to children's care and education deepens. We are honing in on the central understanding of our work: that when you nurture a child, you nurture a community. When a child's needs and well-being are met, a community is strengthened. Nurtury is the place where children, families and communities grow.
Nurtury will engage families in their young child's education, focus on supporting parents as they advocate for their children and families, and help parents develop those skills and knowledge necessary to be effective advocates. We strive to work collaboratively with individuals and institutions in our children's communities.
Senator Warren Keynote Speaker
Today, Senator Elizabeth Warren graciously joined us as the keynote speaker at our Innovators + Investors Breakfast Speaker Series event at our early education center in Roxbury. Senator Warren's support of early education and supporting families is inspiring. Thank you for joining us, Senator!
Check out our facebook page for a few photos of the event.