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.
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.
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.
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.
Spectrum Media 697 Broadway, Somerville, MA02144 Founded in 1970, this media and production consulting firm is just on the edge of Ball Square, right before Winter…More Hill's precipitous climb. This firm specializes in documentary and educational videos in developing countries. Partnered with NGOs, government agencies and private donor organizations, Spectrum works to solve communication problems all over the world.
Ostrander Corporation 37 Medford St, Somerville, MA02143 Ostrander Corporation is a general contractor and construction firm servicing Somerville businesses. The…More company constructs spaces for restaurants, corporations, retail clients, banking, educational institutions and medical offices.
This nonprofit provides therapy and support services to low-income, at-risk families in Somerville and Greater…More Boston. Founded in 1982, their mission "is to create safer, more resilient families by supporting them in developing the inner strengths, life skills, and networks of resources they need to succeed." They provide both direct counseling and support services to families and also train human service workers and educators who work with families and children. Services are offered in English, Spanish and Haitian Creole.
Counseling is offered to whole families, couples, individuals and parent-child groups. Areas of focus include family violence intervention, parenting education and support and addressing the unique needs of immigrant parents. The center runs a number of support groups. They also hold Family Fun Nights to offer families a chance to share a positive experience.
A total of 59% of Family Center clients fall below the U.S. poverty level and 80% are single parents. The center relies on donations for much of their support.
Founded in 1967 with a "call to resist illegitimate authority" during the Vietnam War, this foundation is now located…More on Elm Street in Davis Square. Resist "is a progressive foundation that supports grassroots organizing for peace, economic, social and environmental justice, and provides political education for social change activism."
Resist has several hearty grants that are given out each year and it works to advise analogous grass roots organizations. Be sure to call ahead for an appointment.
Eagle Eye Institute 14 Chapel St, Somerville, MA02144 With offices located within the Holy Bible Baptist Church, the Eagle Eye Institue has been "dedicated to empowering…More urban people from low income communities, especially youth of color, to play a positive role in caring for our environment" since it's incorporation as a non-profit in 1991. Programs offered include environmental education, stewardship and career building within the natural resource and green industries. With a goal to "inspire, invest, inform and involve" youth in their environment, the insitute provides a variety of one and three day programs.
International Press of Boston 387 Somerville Ave, Somerville, MA02143 Founded in 1992, International Press is an academically oriented publishing company that produces 15 journals in various…More fields of academic mathematics research, including a prestigious journal of mathematical physics. IP recently partnered with the American Mathematical Society to jointly publish, market and distribute lines of academic books. IP is also cultivating a partnership with Higher Education Press of China, the leading academic book company throughout China.
This alternative junior high school's stated mission is "to meet the special academic, social, emotional, and…More behavioral needs of adolescents who, for many reasons, have experienced failure in the traditional mainstream educational system in Somerville."
Individual educational plans as well as integrated learning are used to create an academic environment that can meet each student's needs at his or her own pace. Strong emphasis is also placed on counseling and participation in student government.
Founded in 1972, Next Wave is located at the Edgerly Education Center on Bonair St. The building has no outdoor recreational space, so activities are held at nearby Foss Park. Outreach to parents is considered essential and frequent phone contact, conferences, a quarterly parents' night and a monthly Parent Group and Dinner aid this goal. Principal David Willey leads the school.
Of note: A 2009 evaluation of the school funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, found that, "The interventions and services at the School constitute a powerful set of approaches to drop-out prevention and credit recovery" and "should be considered as a model for other schools"
School stats and test scores can be found here and on the school web page.
International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War 66 Union Sq, Somerville, MA02143 IPPNW is a federation of medical organizations comprised of doctors, health care professionals, students and other…More workers that are focused on eradicating the threat of nuclear annihilation. Membership spans throughout 60 countries. The group was originally founded by physicians from the US and former Soviet Union with a mutual vested interest in preventing nuclear war between the two powers. They promoted prevention by educating policy makers and the public about the catastrophic health and environmental issues that would result from nuclear war. IPPNW won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985. This is their central office.