Our Community Partners

  • The Community Partners included below are local organizations that work intentionally and collaboratively with Framingham Public Schools to offer programming, support, or event activation that benefits FPS staff, students, or families. If you are looking for support or service-based resources, please find them in our Community Resources section: Community Resources

    If you are a Community Partner Organization and would like to submit material for our Quarterly Distribution of Recruitment Material, please refer to the criteria and deadlines found here: https://www.framingham.k12.ma.us/domain/3186

Community Partner Organizations

  • Access Framingham TV

    Access Framingham’s mission is to engage, serve and enrich the community by developing programming by and for the people of Framingham, providing educational opportunities, and facilitating the exchange of ideas and information through traditional and new media. Access Framingham is a partner in education as they provide out of school time support for middle school programs and help staff Framingham Education Channel TV (FEC-TV).

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  • Animal Adventures

    Based in Bolton, MA, Animal Adventures is an exotic animal rescue founded by Ed and Brenda Laquidara in 1997. Ed has a PhD in Zoology while Brenda owned a pet store for many years. Together, Ed and Brenda formed Animal Adventures with the mission to provide a home to unwanted and unable to be cared for animals, while educating the public. Animal Adventures visits our schools through CRD for out of school time events and activities.

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  • Big Brothers, Big Sisters

    Big Brothers Big Sisters believes that inherent in every child is incredible potential. They make meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 5 through young adulthood in communities across the country. They offer student mentorship and also through it's subsidiary the Mazie Mentoring Program, offers two year mentorship to FHS students from their Sophomore year through Senior year.

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  • Boys & Girls Club

    The Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest serves the communities surrounding Marlborough, Hudson and Framingham. Each year BGCMW provides youth development, education, prevention, social, athletic, and recreation programs to over 6,200 at-risk children and teens. BGCMW partners with CRD and our out of school time programs throughout the year.

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  • BRACE

    BRACE is a nonprofit organization created by Father Volmar Scaravelli to assist all immigrants regardless of nationality, race, gender, or religion, while preserving the values and cultural identity of each person. They welcome and empower all immigrants to help them in the arduous process of integration and adaptation into American society. They focus on educating and supporting the immigrant community, so each person can better advocate for him/herself.

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  • Brazilian Times Advertising (Newspaper)

    The Brazilian Times newspaper is the first Brazilian weekly in the United States to be published since August 1988. They have a local circulation for the States of Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. They publish relevant Framingham Public Schools' updates as requested to help create awareness for programs and initiatives that impact the FPS community.

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  • Chica Project

    Chica Project mentors, workshops, curricula and leadership development programs open doors for girls and young women to step into their futures empowered with skills, networks, self-confidence—and JOY. Their movement of women helping women shapes not just these chicas’ lives, but their communities, our country and our world.

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  • Daniel's Table

    Daniel's Table offers free food services to Neighbors in need. Community Freezers are located around the City of Framingham for our partners to offer immediate hunger relief. A farmer's market is offered once per week at Daniel's Table. Individuals and families need to be registered prior to receiving services. Daniel's Table Hotline is 5008-239-6691 English/Spanish/Portuguese.

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  • Downtown Framingham

    Downtown Framingham, Inc. is an independent non-profit dedicated to serving both the residents and local businesses of downtown Framingham by creating the most vibrant and socially engaged area in the MetroWest. As a partner to our out of school time programs, Downtown Framingham, Inc provides students with community volunteer opportunities.

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  • Family Promise MetroWest

    The mission of Family Promise MetroWest is to transform the lives of families with children that are facing homelessness by mobilizing a diverse community to provide shelter, education, and comprehensive support. They serve low- and moderate-income families with at least one child under the age of 18 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Their families are Massachusetts residents, with priority given to families from the Metrowest region. They welcome all genders and family compositions as long as all adults were part of the nuclear family and living together when the family became homeless.

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  • Farrington Nature Linc

    Farrington Nature Linc’s mission is to enhance the well-being of children from low-income communities through a connection with the natural world. They have 75 acres of woodlands, fields and ponds in Lincoln, MA and are dedicated to providing respite and inspiration for children who might not otherwise have this opportunity. Farrington Nature Linc is a partner through CRD and visits our out of school time programs.

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  • Framingham Family Resource Center & Community Connections Coalition

    The Framingham Community Connections Coalition serves youth & families by cultivating comprehensive family support systems. They are focused on facilitating partnerships with support agencies for the purpose of strengthening youth & families in local neighborhoods.

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  • Framingham Historical Society (FHC)

    The mission of the Framingham History Center is to preserve and share Framingham’s history in order to encourage connection to community. They offer in-school field trips, are a field trip destination, and support both in and out of school time programs for many educational purposes.

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  • Framingham Public Library / Book Mobile

    The Framingham Public Library provides an open, unbiased environment and upholds the public’s right of equal access to information and services. Through guidance, resources, and programs, the FPL meets the diverse needs of individuals and groups using traditional and innovative technologies. Both the Main Branch and the McAuliffe Branch, as well as the Book Mobile provide a friendly, physical environment that serves as a community meeting place, encouraging curiosity, free inquiry, and lifelong learning. The Book Mobile frequently partners with CRD and visits our out of school time programs.

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  • Framingham Resource Center (Wayside)

    The Family Resource Center offersfamilies multi-cultural nurturing programs, support groups, early childhood services, information and referral resources, education, and more! Please call, 508-469-3288.

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  • Hoops and Homework

    Licensed through the Massachusetts Office of Early Education and Care, Hoops and Homework offers academic and enrichment services to youth ages 5 - 14 residing around the Beaver and Waverly Street areas. They strive to ensure a safe and fun learning environment for all of our youth. The program operates at two locations and are open after school during the school year, as well as in the afternoons during the summer.

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  • Hope & Comfort

    Hope & Comfort’s mission is to provide essential hygiene products to support and improve the health, self-esteem, and hygiene education of school-aged children and young adults in need within Greater Boston. They help supply our schools and resource room with much-needed hygiene products.

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  • Intercultural Family Support Center (Advocates)

    Advocates Intercultural Family Support Center (AIFSC) connects families of children and adults with developmental disabilities in the Massachusetts Middlesex West area to the resources and opportunities they need to thrive. The families they support are the foremost experts on their lives, and AIFSC partners with them to design supports for their unique cultural, ethnic, and linguistic needs and goals. Utilizing shared experiences, insights, and information, and AIFSC strives to provide opportunities for families and individuals to make lasting and meaningful connections. They host family events, social groups, and recreational activities through the Center to foster a strong and welcoming community.

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  • Jewish Family Services (JFS) of Metrowest

    Jewish Family Service of Metrowest (JFS) provides vital social, health, and community services to alleviate suffering, enhance lives, and support people in need. JFS partners with Framingham Public Schools in many ways - some of which include managing and contributing to the FPS Resource Room, support with Literations (another local non-profit addressing the literacy achievement gap one student at a time), events, food drives, and much more.

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  • Learning Alliances

    For 24 years, Learning Alliances has been an industry leader, providing personalized programs to educational institutions throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Their services include research and evidence based practices proven to transform teaching and learning. As an out of school time partner, Learning Alliances provides professional development and training for staff and learning events for families.

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  • Mass Audubon

    Mass Audubon is the largest nature-based conservation organization in New England. Founded in 1896 by two women who fought for the protection of birds, Mass Audubon carries on their legacy by focusing on the greatest challenges facing the environment today: the loss of biodiversity, inequitable access to nature, and climate change. With the help of our 140,000 members and supporters, they protect wildlife, conserve and restore resilient land, advocate for impactful environmental policies, offer nationally recognized education programs for adults and children, and provide endless opportunities to experience the outdoors at our wildlife sanctuaries. Mass Audubon is a partner through CRD and provides programming support in our schools and at community events.

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  • Metrowest College Planning Collaborative (FSU/MassBay)

    The MetroWest College Planning Collaborative (CPC) is a regional joint college access initiative founded in December of 2014 by Framingham State University and Mass Bay Community College through the Department of Higher Education’s Vision Project. The CPC’s mission is to provide the necessary outreach, training, mentoring and advising to guide youth and non-traditional adult learners in the Metro West region on their desired pathway to higher education. The CPC welcomes and serves all members of the community and supports specific outreach focus on underrepresented, low-income, first-generation, minority students and their families.

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  • Metrowest Legal Services

    MetroWest Legal Services provides free civil legal aid to low-income people and victims of crime who would be denied justice without their help. Their priority practice areas include: Family Law, Housing, Homeless Advocacy, Government Benefits (including Social Security), Education, Elder Law & Immigration.

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  • Pelham Life Long Learning Center

    The mission of the Pelham Life Long Learning Center is to expand community engagement and strengthen collaboration with community partners in order to improve access to services, resources, and opportunities to help our residents achieve their individual and family life goals. They serve the resident members of their community in Framingham.

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  • Playworks

    Playworks helps schools and youth programs create recess and play environments where every child can join in. All kids should experience the social, emotional, and physical benefits of play. As a partner through CRD, Playworks provides professional development and training for out of school time programs.

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  • SMOC

    South Middlesex Opportunity Council (SMOC) seeks to improve equity, wellness and quality of life for diverse individuals and families by providing advocacy, education, and a wide range of services; building a community of support and inclusion; and creating awareness to combat poverty through partnerships and coalitions with other organizations.

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  • Tempo Young Adult Resource Center (Wayside)

    An offering from Wayside, Tempo is a one-stop resource center for young adults with extra challenges. They focus on achievement, employment, schooling, healthy relationships, and practical skills to reach future goals. Young adults learn to be leaders, learners, workers, and role models. Tempo helps unconditionally so that young people with extra challenges can become healthy, productive adults.

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  • Viking Sports

    Headquartered in Brookline Massachusetts since 1993, Viking Sports is one of Massachusetts’ largest sports recreation companies offering services for kids to adults throughout the state. They support school-based fundraisers and frequently provide programming through CRD in out of school time programs and in other FPS organized community events.

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  • YMCA MW

    The MetroWest YMCA provides programs and services that build healthy mind, body and spirit for all. In addition to offering after school programs and summer camp for FPS students, the MetroWest YMCA also partners with CRD for out of school time programming at the middle school level and through Partnerships for Early Learners, they offer four-year-old children access to high-quality, early education programs before entering Kindergarten.

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