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Nonprofit Notebook: Meals on Wheels

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Powered by a trusted volunteer workforce, the Meals on Wheels network delivers more than 251 million meals each year to 2.2 million older Americans. Last year, on Martha’s Vineyard, 60 volunteer drivers (with 40...

Nonprofit Notebook: The early years

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There are 22 state-licensed early childcare programs on Martha’s Vineyard. Twelve are home-based, and 10 are center-based. All have different pedagogical approaches. All are excellent, serving the needs of our young Island children. And...

Nonprofit Notebook: Kinship Heals

Here on Martha’s Vineyard, we are comfortable talking about and celebrating certain aspects of our history and present reality, but we rarely talk about our historical and present violence.  The Aquinnah Wampanoag people have been...

Nonprofit Notebook: Age in action

How do you age with grace? This is the question facing one in three Martha’s Vineyard full-time residents, who are more than 65 years of age. As most of us know, age is a...

Nonprofit Notebook: Felix Neck

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A few years ago, I tried to organize a beach cleanup with my sister Erin and her fellow VIP (Vineyard Independence Partnership) members. For those who don’t know, Martha’s Vineyard’s VIP program is a...