Founded in 1972, Cape Cod Child Development’s mission for over 45 years is to provide world-class child and family focused programs that nurture each child’s full potential. Our nonprofit offers a broad range of comprehensive services that include preschool/head start; school-age programs; early intervention and assessment services; parent education and playgroups for children; support for teen parents and a network of family child care homes.
What began as a grassroots effort from a group of concerned parents & community members in 2010 has now become an innovative, one-of-a-kind non-profit organization that has operated in 28 schools and more than a dozen community-based organizations across Cape Cod.
In seven short years, Calmer Choice has become a thought leader in the area of secular mindfulness in education and is increasingly viewed as a catalyst for creating positive change in school climates. We have impacted more than 15,000 children in eight school districts, reaching approximately 20% of all students and families living on Cape Cod.
We have a goal of serving more than 21,000 students by the end of the 2017- 2018 school year.
For 30 years, the Cape Cod Literacy Council has trained over 1,800 volunteers with the mission to provide free literacy and educational tutoring services that change lives. Students who wish to achieve a high school diploma, become a US citizen, pass a nursing exam, read to their children, earn a promotion at work, start a new business, and many similar life goals are meeting with volunteers right now. 100% of your donation will work to assist others to develop highly engaging roles in our community.
CHAMP Homes seeks to provide shelter, build community, and change lives. It is our sincere hope that individuals will find an oasis – where love, respect, and support—help each to move away from the difficulties that led to their homelessness and begin to reach toward their full potential. Ultimately, our goal is to position our program participants to prevent future homelessness by modeling and teaching life skills and asking each to step up to their own personal “best”.
The Community Development Partnership supports an array of programs that strengthen our Lower Cape community, providing greater opportunities for people to live, work and thrive. We work to provide safe, stable affordable places to live by preserving existing homes and creating new affordable rentals. We strengthen local small businesses through micro-financing, education and individualized support; and we protect our environment by investing in renewable resources to sustain the future of this special place we call home.
Founded in 1993 and incorporated as a non-profit charitable organization in 1995, Cotuit Center for the Arts has grown into an award-winning and dynamic arts and cultural hub serving Cape Cod, Southeastern Massachusetts, and beyond. We host more than 35,000 visitors yearly for free and paid programming in our gallery, main theater, black box theater, and classrooms, and we serve local populations of disabled teens and adults and incarcerated youth through our outreach programs. Our offerings include art exhibits, live theater, concerts, classes and workshops, film screenings, and special events. We collaborate with local artists, musicians, actors, performers, teachers, volunteers, and the occasional celebrity to provide a rich experience to our audiences and attendees all year long.
For 30 years the Eastham Committee on Early Childhood (ECEC) has committed itself to provide a safe enriching environment for our Eastham students and their families. Through play and structured activities facilitated by a dedicated and knowledgeable staff have created an atmosphere in which each child can experience self-worth, confidence and citizenship.The program recognizes the unique needs of children and their families. We foster strong working relationships with our families by maintaining open and active communication and by extending opportunities for volunteering.
Health Imperatives is deeply rooted in the communities we serve, bringing the benefits of a large health and human service agency to our regionally-based offices. Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of low-income and vulnerable families and individuals in Southeastern Massachusetts. We are proud to partner with other local providers to ensure comprehensive care for those we serve.
Hyannis West PTO
The Kiwanis Clubs of Hyannis and Mashpee, an all-volunteer organization, will once again dedicate its Last Gasp funds raised toward the youth of Cape Cod. This year we will be supporting the Boys and Girls Club, The Challenger Club and the Special Olympics of Cape Cod.
- Reduce the incidence of Lyme and Tick borne illnesses on Cape Cod and the Islands, through education on prevention, early detection and treatment
- Provide Lyme patients with the latest information on treatment options and resources including integrative approaches to treating Lyme disease
- Provide Lyme patients with support services and advocacy
- Provide treatment subsidies to Lyme patients with financial hardships
Latham Centers is a leader in the treatment of children with intellectual disabilities, complex special needs, including Prader-Willi Syndrome, and behavioral challenges. At Latham, student and adult residents find a safe and healing environment, a vibrant atmosphere and dedicated professional staff. Latham focuses on highly individualized treatment that supports our residents AND their families. Your contributions help to support our programs, therapeutic services and our campus and residences making a difference in the life of each and every individual we serve. Our Mission: We compassionately and creatively help children and adults with complex special needs, including Prader-Willi Syndrome, to lead meaningful, abundant lives.
The Mission of the Marstons Mills Public Library (MMPL) is to meet the informational, educational, recreational, and cultural needs of the residents, schools, businesses, and organizations in the Town of Barnstable through personal service, information resources and public programs. In its role as a village library, MMPL serves as a popular materials center, a reference resource, a computer facility, a community gathering place, as well as a facility where children are welcomed and nurtured.
The National Marine Life Center is an independent, non-profit marine animal hospital, science, and education center. We are a 501(c)(3) organization and our federal tax identification number is 04-3290276.
Mission Statement: The National Marine Life Center rehabilitates and releases stranded marine mammals and sea turtles in order to advance science and education in marine wildlife health and conservation.
Vision Statement: The vision of the National Marine Life Center is to be a world leader in marine wildlife rehabilitation, conservation science, and STEM education.
Values Statement: The Trustees, Staff, and Volunteers of the National Marine Life Center believe in humane care for stranded marine animals, thoughtful science that improves our understanding of wildlife health, and quality education programs that promote a conservation ethic. We carry out our work with respect for each other, our supporters, our partner organizations, our community, and the environment.
The mission of Ovarian Cancer 101 is to fight the disease on all fronts. We do this through:
2) Education – uniting and educating individuals, the medical community and organizations about the symptoms and risk factors for ovarian cancer to achieve earlier diagnosis, better treatment and ultimately a cure.
2) Advocacy – working with policy makers at the local, state and national levels to ensure the needs of women with ovarian cancer are met. We advocate for adequate and sustained funding for ovarian cancer research, awareness programs, legislation that improves quality of life and access to care for cancer patients.
3) Support – creating and promoting resources for support, networking and education for women diagnosed and their families.
Safe Harbor is a safe and secure family shelter for Emergency Assistance for eligible women and their children who are homeless due to domestic violence. Safe Harbor, which is funded by the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and private contributions, can accommodate up to 20 families.
WE CAN changes lives. Since 2001, WE CAN has been dedicated to empowering Cape Cod women of all ages to successfully navigate challenging life transitions such as job loss or career change, illness, retirement, divorce, isolation or personal loss. WE CAN helps, with information and referrals, mentoring, free legal services, one-to-one financial consultations, a comprehensive work support program, and other practical workshops and unique services. With an integrated, engaged community of other organizations and local businesses, WE CAN inspires hope, identifies possibilities and supports aspirations, empowering women to achieve lasting positive change for themselves, their families and ultimately for our entire community.