Northstar Learning Center


To expand the horizons of opportunity for children, youth
and families.

Invest in New Bedford by supporting Early Childhood Education.

Reaching for the Stars
Capital Campaign

For Our New Early Childhood Education Center
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Our Programs

Early Education & Care

Ages ranging from 1 month - 5 years old.

Full-day, full-year active learning programs for working families and families referred by the Department of Children and Families.

School Age Programs

Through school-community partnerships, we create afterschool opportunities for children and youth to achieve academically, socially, emotionally, vocationally, civically, and physically.

Student Support Programs

In today’s global economy, high-quality education is no longer just a path to individual opportunity, but also the way to community safety, economic prosperity, and social well-being. Thus, we have a stake in helping all students develop into responsible, educated, productive, and caring adults.

Youth & Family Support

In our work with youth, our job is to awaken a sense of possibility and opportunity and help them take action steps toward achieving the new personal, educational, and vocational goals they have set for themselves.

Mental Health Clinic

The purpose of the NorthStar Mental Health Clinic is to improve the lives of people with mental health challenges and the lives of their families and friends.

Community Health Programs

For the past four years, researchers from the Boston University School of Public Health and Brigham and Women’s Hospital have partnered with NorthStar on a research project funded by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) STAR Cumulative Risk Assessment (CRA) initiative that explores how a combination of factors may be increasing disease rates among city residents.

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Opportunities with Us


Looking for work in Early Education and Care, Business Finance, Youth-Serving Programs


Volunteer and student internship possibilities in our Early Education and Care Programs & Our Youth and Family Support Programs