Ellis has been a proud United Way funded agency since 1989. United Way’s leadership and advocacy on the issue of early education are exemplified by the 10-year Thrive in Five initiative, a private-public partnership spearheaded by former Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino with significant planning and funding from United Way to “ensure that all children will be ready for sustained school success.”
Today, our partnership with United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley provides a comprehensive range of resources including
•General operating support
•Targeted individual donations
•Board development and recruitment
•Technical assistance, advocacy and teaching/learning materials through a number of initiatives focused on early childhood education, youth development programs, early reading programs and summer learning loss programs.
We had a fun day out at the zoo! We hosted Ellis families at the Franklin Park Zoo on Saturday, November 4th for a special tour and visit with the animals. Family engagement is an important part of our programs as we strive to connect our families to each other, our staff, and the greater community.