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YMCA/Int’l Learning Center Graduates First Cohort in “Transition to College and Careers”

December 21st, 2013

The first cohort of students in the new “Transition to College and Careers” course at the YMCA/International Learning Center has graduated. The 11 graduates hail from nine countries including Brazil,… More »

Artists For Humanity Receives “Transformational” Gift

August 1st, 2013
Artists For Humanity Receives “Transformational” Gift

Artists For Humanity has received a gift of land from Gillette/Procter & Gamble, its neighbor in South Boston, which executive director Susan Rodgerson has called “transformational.” Currently used as a… More »

Playground Opens at Alma del Mar Charter School in New Bedford

August 1st, 2013
Playground Opens at Alma del Mar Charter School in New Bedford

At a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by students, parents, school staff, and New Bedford Mayor Jonathan Mitchell, Alma del Mar Charter School celebrated the opening of its new playground, a project supported… More »

Dr. Peter Reddien Receives Smith Prize for Outstanding Scientific Contributions

June 18th, 2013

2006 recipient of the Smith Family Awards Program for Excellence in Biomedical Research, Peter Reddien, Ph.D., of MIT and Whitehead Institute in Cambridge, is this year’s winner of the Smith… More »

AACA Announces 2013 Smith Family Foundation College Achievement Award Recipient

June 18th, 2013
AACA Announces 2013 Smith Family Foundation College Achievement Award Recipient

At its annual gala in June, Asian American Civic Association (AACA) awarded the Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation College Achievement Award to Haider Alhemayri. The Smith Family Foundation award… More »

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