New Early Learning Academy

NorthStar has broken ground on our new, purpose-built Early Learning Academy.

With the following funding updates:

  • $3,025,000 in philanthropic donations from generous businesses, individuals, foundations, and NorthStar equity
  • $3,059,100 in New Market Tax Credit funding (MHIC, Capital One)
  • $2,500,000 in ARPA funding (city of New Bedford)
  • $2,700,000 in loan funding

NorthStar is currently extending our Campaign to raise $1,000,000 to repay $700,000 in loans and raise $300,000 for our equipment.

Our new Early Education & Community Center will:

  • Double NorthStar’s current full-time enrollment capacity, serving a total of 134 children and families;
  • Provide state-of-the-art, purpose built early education facilities, best preparing our children for their futures and our future;
  • Serve as a regional laboratory school for best practices and professional development for the entire South Coast;
  • Provide the community with access to exploratory play-spaces, community rooms, and our commercial kitchen, all while addressing urban blight.

Join us in investing in our children, our community, and our future!



Every 1 dollar invested in early childhood education yields a $16 return!


Percentage of NorthStar’s children who live at or below the federal poverty level.


Percentage of NorthStar’s graduates who are kindergarten ready.


Percentage of children statewide who are kindergarten ready.


Please join us in reaching for the stars!


  • High-school graduation
  • College matriculation
  • Economic development


  • Special Ed / Remediation
  • Dependence on government assistance
  • Crime and Incarceration


Contribute by Mail

If you prefer to mail your contribution, checks can be made payable to “NorthStar Learning Centers” and mailed directly to:

NorthStar Learning Centers
Attn: David Jones, Dir. of Development

53 Linden Street
New Bedford, MA 02740

Questions?   Visit NorthStar? 

Contact David Jones


NorthStar Learning Centers

53 Linden Street
New Bedford, MA 02740

80 Rivet Street
New Bedford, MA 02746

725 Shawmut Ave.
New Bedford, MA 02746