NorthStar is building a state-of-the-art Early Education & Community Center in the south end of New Bedford.
Our new Early Education & Community Center will:
- Expand full-time enrollment by 70%, serving a total of 134 children and families;
- Serve as a regional laboratory school for best practices and professional development for the entire South Coast;
- Consolidate our current two sites into one, improve operational and financial efficiencies; and,
- 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.
Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, and individuals, NorthStar has raised $1.9 million of our $2.5 million goal through our Reaching for the Star Capital Campaign.
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 mailed directly to:
NorthStar Learning Centers
Attn: Maria A. Rosario
53 Linden Street
New Bedford, MA 02740