As the youngest ever member of the Providence School Board, Year Up graduate Ty’Relle Stephens is building a new Rhode Island. 20-year-old Year Up alumnus Ty’Relle Stephens is making waves in Providence, Rhode Island. The youngest individual ever elected to the Providence School Board—as well as a patient access associate at Kent Hospital—Ty’Relle’s leadership skills,…

We are finding ourselves challenged financially during this shutdown…but inspired and uplifted in the work we’re doing as an organization and community! Finding ground during COVID-19 for Earthdance has been a practice of uncovering new programmatic visions and organizational clarity; tuning into emergent strategies for relationship building and collaboration, and beginning a process of new…

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As the situation around the COVID-19 virus develops, we want to be conscious of your safety and the safety of our volunteers, donors, and staff. To help stop the spread of the virus in our local communities, Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity main office is open Monday-Friday 8am – 4:30pm by appointment only and ReStore…

Like most cultural organizations, Albany Berkshire Ballet has been seriously impacted by recent events, and are coming to terms with many of the same uncertainties facing performing arts companies all over the world. Since the outbreak of Covid-19 in the U.S., ABB has canceled / indefinitely postponed two planned fundraisers, in addition to the suspension…

Like the rest of the world we are in a state of suspension. Blue Rider Stables has suspended all programming until at least April 8th, with mid April being an optimistic goal to start resuming activities.  Observing the equines standing quietly, peacefully eating, not playing or displaying their normal herd behaviors, the atmosphere in the Barn is also as if suspended.  Outwardly there…

Dear Friends I am hoping this finds you well and sequestering in place with reasonable comfort given the challenges of the day. I’m sure you will not be surprised that, exercising an abundance of caution, we have canceled our Season-ending Fundraiser in May with nine-time Grammy Award-winning Eugene Drucker, long-time Berkshire Bach Ensemble cellist, Roberta…

You’ve spent a year planning. Maybe a decade or more dreaming about the perfect wedding in the Berkshires. You’re counting down the days to that once-in-a-lifetime honeymoon trip. And the idea of all of the most important people in your life all in one room? Goosebumps! But all of that planning and dreaming left out…

COVID-19 Emergency Response: We are connected to families facing delayed seasonal jobs already, missing work due to no childcare or missing paid programming. We have several staff that double as caregivers for their elder parents or family members that are auto immune-compromised as many of our neighbors do. We are looking to organize resources to…

Since we opened our doors in 2004, VIM has evolved along with the changing demographics of the county while staying true to our mission of providing access to free, comprehensive healthcare to qualifying adults in the region.  Today, more than half of our patients are foreign born.  Before the coronavirus hit, most of them were…