Images & Education 271 Willow Ave, Somerville, MA02144 Dedicated to introducing conflict resolution education (CRE) into curricula world-wide, Images & Education strives…More to "use experimental and participatory learning methods" to resolve conflict. In partnership with organizations like UNESCO, the United Nations Development Program and Educators for Social Responsibility, Images & Education has completed projects in locations like Jordan and Algeria. Specializing in the developing world, the accomplished staff members create CRE training resources in Spanish, French, Arabic, Portuguese and other Asian languages. This location is only a mailing address; see the Web site for more information.
Davis Square Research Associates 119 College Ave, Somerville, MA02144 "Providing research, evaluation and consulting services to organizations and individuals," Davis Square Research…More Associates endeavors to analyze and improve complex educational projects. Working for clients such as the U.S. Department of Education and the National Science Foundation, the firm determines inefficiencies in various learning programs and recommends changes while striving to keep the original intent of the project.
Young Audiences of Massachusetts 255 Elm St, Somerville, MA02144 Located inside the Gorin Building, Young Audeinces is the largest arts and education network in the country, with a…More total of 31 chapters. This location is the state headquarters. The organization is an advocate for encouraging creative thinking among grade school children. The core belief is that by integrating arts education into the school curriculum, the seeds of a lifelong relationship are planted.
Somerville Early Head Start 474 Broadway, Somerville, MA02145 Somerville Early Head Start is a federally funded child/parent centered organization established to provide support to…More low-income Somerville residents with infants, toddlers and expectant mothers in the family. Services include weekly home visits, play groups, parent education and health care coordination. This is a multi-cultural center with English, Spanish, Portuguese and Haitian Creole spoken. The emphasis is on health, nutrition, education, social service and housing resources in the community.
AlliancExchange 31 Kidder Ave, Somerville, MA02144 AlliancExchange aims to "provide rain-forest children with education opportunities" by bringing volunteers from…More different backgrounds to "partner for economic development and cultural sustainability at the community level." Operating under the belief that a well-educated indigenous population will be the best stewards of the rain forest, this non-profit was founded in Somerville in 2003. It hosts seasonal events like book drives, and maintains partnerships with several analogous organizations. This location is a mailing address only.
Cambridge Friends School 5 Cadbury Rd, Cambridge, MA02140 Cambridge Friends School is a co-educational elementary school (pre-K - grade 8) established in 1961 under the care of…More Friends Meeting at Cambridge, Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). It is the mission of Cambridge Friends School to provide an outstanding education. Guided by Quaker principles, we engage students in meaningful academic learning within a caring community strongly committed to social justice. We expect all students to develop their intellectual, physical, creative, and spiritual potential and, through the example of their lives, to challenge oppression and to contribute to justice and understanding in the world.
This department works on over a dozen different critical fronts to keep residents safe and healthy. Vaccine…More distribution, emergency preparedness (including for bioterrorism disasters) and public health education are just a few of their responsibilities. They address these issues partly through the work of programs and commissions. They include:
Public Health Nursing: Coordinates flu vaccine clinics and disease investigations, assists in Emergency Preparedness planning, and runs the Medical Reserve Corps, which trains volunteers to assist with health emergencies and disaster response.
School Health Services: Coordinates school nurse services including health care, health education and health screening for students.
Shape Up Somerville: Works to improve resident's health and eating habits through education, changes to school food service and food access, and city improvements, such as improved crosswalks that make walking safer.
Tobacco Control Program: Works to prevent youth smoking and overall second-hand smoke exposure through educational outreach, community organizing and regulation and monitoring of tobacco sales and use.
Trauma Response Network: Trains professionals who work with youths, as well as city volunteers, in proper techniques for responding to traumas affecting youths.
LGBT Liaison: Conducts outreach to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
Human Rights Commission: Works to promote and protect human and civil rights of all residents via educational outreach and through investigation of discrimination or harassment complaints, which may be filed via their web page.
Multicultural Affairs Commission: Examines and addresses interracial and multicultural issues in the city and works to ensure all groups are equally represented and have equal access to City resources.
Women's Commission: Addresses a broad range of issues affecting women including violence against women and work inequalities, and seeks to empower women residents via educational programs.
Located behind the Tufts Administration Building on Holland Street, the Tufts Educational Day Care Center offers…More child care services year-round to members of the Tufts community and the surrounding areas. TEDCC offers classes for four age groups: 2 years and 9 months to just more than 3 years old; 3-year-olds; 4-year-olds; and kindergarten. It provides varying tuition options, with scholarships and subsidized slots for qualifying families.
TEDCC recommends parents submit applications even before the child is of the minimum attendance age to avoid wait lists. For information regarding enrollment, contact the center.
Somerville Community Corporation (SCC) 337 Somerville Ave, Somerville, MA02143 The Somerville Community Corporation focuses on maintaining the affordability of housing in Somerville by building…More low-cost housing and preserving Somerville's historic building for residential use. Founded in 1969, the SCC also offers financial education and counseling to allow residents to make the best choice for their housing needs. SCC also assists in community organizing and supporting Somerville's immigrant communities.
Jeff Kennedy Associates Inc. 17 Rev Nazareno Properzi Way, Somerville, MA02143 Jeff Kennedy Associates is a nationally recognized firm that specializes in the planning and design of…More comprehensive learning environments for science-technology centers, museums, informal education centers and corporations. The company's resume includes the New York Hall of Science and the Arizona space centers.
One Visual Mind is a graphic design firm based in Somerville, Mass. The firm offers branding, collateral…More development, marketing, website development and tradeshow graphics. Its customers include non-profits, educational institutions, publishing companies and commercial clients.
Cross Street Senior Center 165 Broadway, Somerville, MA02145 Cross Street Senior Center is a community center that offers a wide range of programs, including educational programs,…More health services and fitness programs. It offers food supplies for seniors and also has meetings and other events. Check its website for details on the center or for information on programs provided.
New England Folk Music Archives 191 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA02143 The New England Folk Music Archives provides educational programming, events and collaborative works in an effort to…More further the awareness of New England's great folk tradition. Betsey Siggins is the founder.
Brown-Flaherty Funeral Home 261 Washington St, Somerville, MA02143 Located on a quiet stretch of Washington Street, outside the din of Union Square, Brown-Flaherty funeral home has been…More family-owned since 1879. Striving to make bespoke and significant services, it prides itself on its highly educated and professional staff. Call ahead for an appointment.
International Driving School 147 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA02143 International Driving School, in business since 1974, offers lessons Monday through Friday from 9am to 7pm, and on…More Saturdays from 8am to 4pm. More recently, IDS has added drivers' education classes to its services. It's best to call, as instructors only stop in the office between lessons.