Mass Mentoring Partnership closes gap for SMILES Program!

Amid Budget Cuts, Fall River-Based SMILES Program Level-Funded for FY2018 Mass Mentoring Partnership closes gap for Mentoring Matching Grant line item by $25,000 FALL RIVER, MA (September 15, 2017) – People, Incorporated’s SMILES Mentoring Program was spared a 5% cut from its FY18 Mentoring Matching Grant award last month. Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP), a statewide organization fueling the movement to expand empowering youth-adult relationships across Massachusetts, used private funds to close a gap of the state’s final FY18 budget, which cut the Mentoring Matching Grants from $500,000 to $475,000. Through the use of private operational funds, MMP was able to [...]

September 19, 2017|News, Uncategorized|
  • Rose Couto receives PI CARES Award

CARES Award Recipient Rose Couto

September 2017 ROSE COUTO Congratulations to Rose Couto for receiving the PI CARES award! In addition to her full-time nursing position at St. Anne's Hospital, Rose serves as a lifeline for People Incorporated's Diabetes Association, Inc.  She is always there to support staff, regardless of what time of day they reach out to her.  She was originally engaged to cohost Adult Diabetes Education classes with our DAI staff, but her role seamlessly expanded into responding to numerous calls and walk-in requests for assistance from people struggling with a new diagnosis, diabetes management, or needing resources and supplies.  Rose has even quickly [...]

September 13, 2017|C.A.R.E.S. Award Recipients, News|

5th Annual Kids-A-Palooza

People, Incorporated and The Narrows Center for the Arts present 5TH ANNUAL KIDS-A-PALOOZA 10 am to 2 pm, Sunday, September 24th Downtown Fall River organizations will be offering a day of FREE FAMILY FUN and educational activities for the whole family to enjoy! The event will showcase the downtown area and the great organizations that help make Fall River a great city.   “People, Incorporated is proud to be headquartered in downtown Fall River and events such as Kids-A-Palooza are intended to showcase the downtown area and also the great organizations that help make Fall River a remarkable city,” stated Robert Canuel, President of [...]

September 11, 2017|News, Upcoming Events|
  • Urban Youth Statehouse

Urban Youth Collaborative Update

During Fiscal Year 2017, People Incorporated's Urban Youth Collaborative worked with high school students throughout Fall River to increase their educational attainment and their job readiness!  Just a few of the successes this year: Implemented a workforce development program with paid internships and job readiness skills, serving ten students at the Resiliency Preparatory Academy (RPA) and eight students at BMC Durfee High School Eighteen students completed fifty hours of Direct Support Professional training, gaining certification in CPR, AED, and First Aid Sixteen students were offered and completed paid internships within People, Incorporated's Day Habilitation, Extended Day, Residential, Preschool, Children's Center, Early [...]

August 23, 2017|News|
  • Award at State House

Paulette Anjorin Community Service Award

Robert Canuel receives the Paulette Anjorin Community Service Award Thursday, August 10, 2017 Bob Canuel, our Executive Director of Strategic Partnerships, was honored and recognized by the Department of Developmental Services' Urban Youth Collaborative Program (UYCP) during a celebration and awards ceremony at the Massachusetts State House on August 10, 2017.  He received the Paulette Anjorin Community Service Award for his work with urban youth and his crucial role in developing the Center for Community Engagement at the Resiliency Preparatory School in Fall River, Massachusetts.  Bob has proven himself to be a longtime proponent of creative program development and collaboration. The [...]

August 10, 2017|News, Past Events|

Steven E. Collins Leadership Award

Chavahya Soto receives the Steven E. Collins Leadership Award Thursday, August 10, 2017 Congratulations are in order for Chavahya Soto, a staff person from People Incorporated's Day Services Program at Riggenbach Road and a former Resiliency Preparatory Academy student, who was recognized by the Department of Developmental Services' Urban Youth Collaborative Program (UYCP) at the Massachusetts State House on Thursday, August 10, 2017.  Chavahya received the Steven E. Collins Leadership Award in recognition of her passion and dedication to promoting the UYCP program through various speaking engagements, and because her compassion to those with a disability was a role model [...]

August 10, 2017|News, Past Events|
  • Kerry Budnick

CARES Award Recipient Kerry Budnick

July 2017 KERRY BUDNICK Congratulations to Kerry Budnick for receiving the PI CARES award! Kerry oversees our bustling fiscal department and is always willing to go above and beyond!  In addition to her regular heavy workload, Kerry is available at any time of the day or night to help staff with questions or to work with them on issues they might have with budgets or payroll.  She is a dedicated employee, who exemplifies our four core principles of commitment, achievement, respect, excellence, and service.  Thank you, Kerry, for all that you do!

July 25, 2017|C.A.R.E.S. Award Recipients, News|
  • Bristol County Savings Bank Charitable Foundation

Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation funds SMILES!

On June 30, 2017, Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation presented representatives from People, Incorporated with a check for the SouthCoast Mentoring Initiative for Learning, Education, and Service (SMILES) Program.  The funding will increase the program's capacity to serve more mentees and mentors during the 2017-2018 school year. Theresa Romanovitch, Vice President of Child & Community Partnerships for People, Incorporated gratefully accepted the check on behalf of SMILES.  "Contributions from generous sponsors like the Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation enables us to continue our mission of helping at-risk youth realize their personal and educational potential.  We are so grateful for their support!" [...]

July 3, 2017|News|

CARES Award Recipients Theresa Haskell & Joan Masters

June 2017 THERESA HASKELL & JOAN MASTERS Congratulations to Joan Masters and Theresa Haskell for being nominated and winning the PI Cares Award! Joan and Theresa were both nominated for the award because of their dedication to making and selling Sweet Treats as part of the Miles for SMILES 5K Road Race & Walk. They both came in early and stayed late to fill orders every day. They made over 350 lollipops in a matter of days to fill one very large order! A big thank you to Joan and Theresa for all of their hard work. Sweet Treats was [...]

June 20, 2017|C.A.R.E.S. Award Recipients, News|
  • Julie-Ann Sousa

CARES Award Recipient Julie-Ann Sousa

May 2017 JULIE-ANN SOUSA Congratulations to Julie-Ann Sousa for receiving the PI CARES award! Julie was the driving force behind our Annual Wine Tasting Event, People Incorporated's largest event of the year.  Julie took the reins in planning and executing the event adding her stylish touches, including the ever popular candy station!  From preparation and planning that started many months in advance down to the immense setup and decorating on the day of the event, Julie tackled the Wine Tasting event with grace, intent consideration, and professionalism, representing our Agency well.  Thank you, Julie, for all your hard work!

May 10, 2017|C.A.R.E.S. Award Recipients, News|