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Governor Charlie Baker, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Speaker Robert A. DeLeo and executives from the Massachusetts Competitive Partnership (MACP) joined leaders from across state government, healthcare, and the technology sector at Boston Children’s Hospital to announce a comprehensive public-private partnership designed to accelerate the competitiveness of the Commonwealth’s digital healthcare industry. Press Release: http://www.mass.gov/governor/press-office/press-releases/fy2016/mass-launches-comprehensive-digital-health-initiative.html [Video Courtesy: State House News]
In 2012, the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education moved to address the chronically low performance of the Lawrence Public Schools by placing the district in receivership. Jeff Riley, the leader appointed to transform the system, immediately set about extending the school day to offer students a wider array of learning opportunities. A central component of this strategy was engaging with local nonprofits. Lawrence’s community organizations embraced the opportunity to share all that they could provide. They were especially adept at helping the district connect with parents, who had previously felt unwelcome in the schools. Public education in Lawrence is steadily improving in measurable ways. But the most valuable gains that this transformation has produce for both the c...
Fall River is one of six winners of the inaugural RWJF Culture of Health Prize, which honors outstanding community partnerships helping people live healthier lives. Coalition members and the City have developed programs to reduce youth violence and help high school dropouts in Fall River develop job skills; worked alongside youth who advocated for a successful citywide ban on tobacco sales in pharmacies; and renovated a former mill building into a state-of-the art multi-vendor health center for low-income people.
The Community Partners Network (CPN) is a collaborative effort of more than 20 community organizations, labor unions and the business community that aims to increase employment opportunities for women, minorities and veterans. Initially formed to help MGM meet its diversity goals for their Springfield casino, CPN has broadened their reach to help construction employers throughout the region increase diversity in the workplace. This video captures the formal announcement of the Community Partners Network of Western Massachusetts. It contains brief remarks from two recent CPN graduates who are now members of the Carpenters Union, Local 108, as well as CPN leaders, state and local officials.
On June 19, 2012, Governor Deval Patrick and Israeli Chief Scientist Avi Hasson announced the first round of grants awarded under the Massachusetts-Israel Innovation Partnership (MIIP). A total of at least $1.3 million is being awarded to four research & development collaborations between Massachusetts and Israeli companies that have been jointly approved by the funding agencies on both sides. The total budget of the awarded projects is estimated at approximately $3 million. The Massachusetts awardees are located in Natick, Needham, North Billerica and Wilbraham.
The Digital Connections Partnership Schools grant aims to bridge the digital divide that exists between some schools in the Commonwealth. State funds pay for infrastructure; local funds pay for devices, assistive technology, and professional development. Districts need good models and inspiration for developing strong plans for implementing digital and personalized learning in the classroom. The Office of Digital Learning and MassIT convened teams of educators from the DCPS grant at Amazon’s offices in Kendall Square on March 14, 2016. These practitioners have been working through the challenges of implementation and are uniquely positioned to serve as the voice of this work to peers who are getting ready to apply for funding in subsequent rounds. Learn more at www.mass.gov/digitalschoo...
HARVARD UNIVERSITY Tour Boston Massachusetts USA Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, established 1636, whose history, influence and wealth have made it one of the most prestigious universities in the world. Established originally by the Massachusetts legislature and soon thereafter named for John Harvard (its first benefactor), Harvard is the United States' oldest institution of higher learning, and the Harvard Corporation (formally, the President and Fellows of Harvard College) is its first chartered corporation. Although never formally affiliated with any denomination, the early College primarily trained Congregationalist and Unitarian clergy. Its curriculum and student body were gradually secularized during the 18th century, and ...
The University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center (SPARC) is unique in its focus on public sector mental health research, built on the foundation of strong research partnerships. What sets them apart from other research centers are their research partnerships with state agencies, as well as research partnerships with individuals with lived experience of serious mental health conditions. These partnerships strengthen SPARC’s research and make it more relevant to the lives of those with lived experience. The center has partnered with the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health for 23 years, and is a designated “Center of Research Excellence” for the Commonwealth. This long standing relationship has shaped SPARC’s research focus on highly...
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Q&A with Jack Healy, Director of the Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership in Worcester. Jack discusses what is fueling the comeback of the manufacturing industry in Massachusetts, what the industry in this state needs to grow, as well as how manufacturing leadership has changed the most since he worked in the industry. Read the extended interview at www.wbjournal.com
This summer and fall, Mass Save is partnering with Massachusetts Fallen Heroes to raise awareness and funds to support their mission of honoring the Fallen, assisting Gold Star Families and empowering returning Veterans. The sponsors of Mass Save will be selling special packs of ENERGY STAR(r) certified LED bulbs at festivals and events throughout the state this summer and fall. For every 6-pack of LED bulbs sold (for a price of $10) through this campaign, $5 will be donated to Massachusetts Fallen Heroes with an overall goal of raising $25,000 for the organization. http://www.masssave.com/mafallenheroes
The first ever California Labor Management Initiative Symposium was held in early May 2015 in San Diego. Find the presentation slides at http://bit.ly/1DqIpCI To learn more about the symposium, visit http://cdefoundation.org/lmi/spring-2015-symposium/