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April 20, 2022
She was the first woman from Worcester to be elected to the Massachusetts State Senate and became a tireless champion of children and families.
April 6, 2022
It’s now clear to state legislators that Massachusetts’ childcare system, or lack thereof, isn’t working. Unaffordable for many families, it leaves children without high-quality learning and care, forces parents to forgo jobs and careers, and leaves businesses without staff. Early educators are severely underpaid, further destabilizing programs and undermining childhood development.
April 1, 2022
Executive Directors, Eve Gilmore (Edward Street) and Marybeth Campbell (Worcester Community Action Council) penned an article about the urgency of making high quality, affordable and accessible early education and care a reality for children and families across the Commonwealth. Now is the time...
March 14, 2022
Education Committee co-chairs, Senator Jason Lewis and Representative Alice Peisch, released the final report of the Special Legislative Early Education and Care Economic Review Commission, which outlined short, mid and long-term steps necessary to stabilize the early education and care in...
March 7, 2022
Economic opportunity is out of reach for far too many individuals and households in the Commonwealth. Our economy is off tilt with its widening wealth gap and persistent poverty rate (22% in Worcester).
January 31, 2022
Monica Thomas-Bonnick, President of Edward Street’s Board of Directors, has lived in diverse locales across the country, from Texas and Oklahoma to New York City and now, Worcester.
January 17, 2022
In 1967, in a speech at Atlanta’s Butler Street YMCA, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. encouraged the nation to continue fighting for equality.
November 30, 2021
Their voices were passionate. The facts and figures were alarming. Their determination to keep fighting was undeniable.
November 9, 2021
Early education and care centers are closing. The early education workforce, notoriously underpaid, is leaving in droves for other jobs. When centers do remain open, families with young children often can’t afford the cost of tuition.
October 27, 2021
Early education and care providers are the backbone of family life. They make it possible for families to work, knowing young children are safe, well-cared for, and on track for success in elementary school and beyond. Yet, the cost is out of reach for many families.

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