My Year as a Highland Street AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring: A Personal Essay

When I first told my family and friends that I wanted to do an AmeriCorps year of service most of them either did not know what AmeriCorps was or were concerned I’d be giving up too much to “work a full time job that hardly pays anything”. My explanation to them was always quite simple:… Read More My Year as a Highland Street AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring: A Personal Essay

The Clothes in the Parking Lot – A Holiday Message from Jeff Chin, CEO of BBBS of CM/MW

Recently, I was walking to our Worcester office from the parking lot when I noticed a pile of clothes, an empty backpack, and various personal items strewn about the ground. It appeared as though someone had emptied a backpack full of items and tossed them haphazardly in search of something. While it was unclear if… Read More The Clothes in the Parking Lot – A Holiday Message from Jeff Chin, CEO of BBBS of CM/MW

Celebrating National Volunteer Week!

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/Metrowest celebrates its amazing volunteers year round, but this week it’s giving a little extra love to the hundreds of community, site-based, and corporate volunteers that change the lives of children all across Massachusetts for the better. Without its volunteers, BBBS of CM/MW would not be able to provide mentoring programs… Read More Celebrating National Volunteer Week!

“BBBSCM can offer a consistent and positive presence in these children’s lives,” Says Avidia Bank CFO Margaret Sullivan

When Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/Metrowest (BBBS of CM/MW) was contacted in the Fall of 2013 by Avidia Bank, the agency was immediately excited about the opportunity to partner with them. Avidia Bank, a well-established, mutual community bank with offices all over Central  Massachusetts and Metrowest, wanted to get involved but wasn’t quite… Read More “BBBSCM can offer a consistent and positive presence in these children’s lives,” Says Avidia Bank CFO Margaret Sullivan

“WHEN ONE PERSON MENTORS, TWO LIVES ARE CHANGED”, an essay by Gail T., Big Sister

Fifty-seven years old, unhappily married, three grown daughters with families of their own, just laid off from my full-time job–that was my life in 2007.  Something was missing in my empty-nest.  My girlfriend suggested I become a mentor, so on January 12, 2008, I went to an informational night at the YWCA to learn more… Read More “WHEN ONE PERSON MENTORS, TWO LIVES ARE CHANGED”, an essay by Gail T., Big Sister