August 17, 2020
A group called Tri-Town Learning Community (TLC) has formed to estimate and potentially try to address the dilemma that working parents will face when the academic year starts and their children are at school only some of the time. TLC founder and Marion resident Terri Lerman enlisted the assistance of Georgia McDonald and Jennifer Dubois to connect with local non-profit organizations that might be able to help. On Monday, Lerman reported having spoken with Liz Wiley, executive director of the holistically focused Marion Institute. Lerman is educating herself as fast as she can on how to apply for grant funding.
July 22, 2020
During these uncertain times, it is important to look around and learn about the powerhouse organizations putting the pedal to the metal to make an impact where it is most needed.
July 20, 2020
In Wareham, the Marion Institute recently partnered with the Gleason Family YMCA which serves as a distribution site, and has now teamed up with Jowaun Gamble, the founder of Community Youth Empowerment, to hand out 20 pound boxes of fresh produce at the Wareham Boys and Girls Club each Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m.
July 9, 2020
Each week, nearly 200 families receive twenty pound boxes of fresh, high-quality produce -- and it's all free. By the end of August, the program will have brought a total of 600,000 pounds of produce to families across the South Coast.
Wareham.WickedLocal.com – June 25, 2020 – Good Shepherd’s Table in Wareham at 20 still going strong providing food to those in need
June 22, 2020
When COVID-19 made sit-down dinners impossible, Good Shepherd’s Table switched to take-out. And it continues to provide hot dinners to folks in need via take-out every Thursday, from 4 to 5 p.m., serving well in excess of 100 meals.
SouthCoastToday.com – June 16, 2020 – Sid Wainer to distribute 10,000 boxes of produce to New Bedford community
June 16, 2020
To ensure the best impact on the local community and to spread the word, Sid Wainer has partnered with the United Way of Greater New Bedford and The Marion Institute’s Southcoast Food Policy Council to reach thousands of families in the South Coast community through the Southcoast Farmers to Families initiative.
SouthCoastToday.com (May 9, 2020) – Virtual panel discussion on cyberbullying: ‘Curbing the Culture of Shame’
May 28, 2020
The panel includes Dr. Juli Parker, the assistant dean of students and director of UMass Dartmouth’s Center for Women, Gender, and Sexuality; Stacy Malone, the executive director of the Victim Rights Law Center; Claire Spaulding McVicker, the executive director of the Katie Brown Educational Program; and Jeffrey Glidden, LICSW, a violence recovery program counselor and advocate at Fenway Health.