• Learn & Earn Program

    Square One is now offering a FREE education and career building program for young parents ages 16-24, who are seeking to earn their high school equivalency diploma and begin building their careers while raising their children. Youth attend classes as well as work throughout the week.

  • McKinney Vento Program

    After school program for children living in homeless shelters.

Mission Moments

  • Mom Squad is a vital program built to serve mothers who are homeless or at risk for homelessness.

  • The LAUNCH curriculum consists of fun, physical activities that includes topics such as conflict resolution, personal safety, hygiene, nutrition, stress reduction and more.

  • Children are inside the classroom having fun and playing games. Throw in some singing, too. What you hear is the sound of young children learning early literacy skills.

Painting with a Twist!

Painting with a Twist!

 

Looking for a fun, creative evening out?

 

Join us for Painting with a Purpose on June 8, 2016! Painting with a Twist in East Longmeadow is hosting this wonderful event and will donate 50 percent of the proceeds to Square One. Join us and purchase your tickets today!

 
 

 

 

Their Feet are in the Door

Congratulations to the 20 women who recently completed the Foot in the Door workforce development program. Square One is proud to have been a partner in this 12-week pilot initiative, along with Dress For Success of Western Massachusetts, Baystate Health, MGM, Smith & Wesson, Columbia Gas, United Personnel, and Training & Workforce Options. With a 15,000 donation from Colombia Gas, the curriculum-based program took place every Saturday morning at Square One's Main Street site. The participants were provided with free child care while they attended classes.

Derby Party

Join us for a derby party on May 7

Join Square One for a Derby Party presented by The Gaudreau Group on Saturday, May 7 from 4:30-7:30pm at The Colony Club in Springfield, MA. Enjoy an evening of fun, hearty hors d’oeuvres, and a complimentary mint julep; plus watch the race live. Don’t forget to wear a big hat and dress to impress for a chance to win prizes for Best Derby Attire.

Mom Squad

Mom Squad is a vital program built to serve mothers who are homeless or at risk for homelessness. It's a skills-based service where parents can earn childcare vouchers by committing to 30 hours of community service while taking the next steps toward their own career or educational path.

As parents work to achieve their goals they can rest assured that their children are enrolled in a safe, positive and educational environment with other kids their own age through Square One.

LAUNCH Program

The LAUNCH curriculum consists of fun, physical activities that includes topics such as conflict resolution, personal safety, hygiene, nutrition, stress reduction and more.

Springfield Cooperative Preschool (SCOOP)

Kris Allard on Mass Appeal

The Springfield Public Schools, Square One, YMCA Early Learning Center and HCS Head Start, Inc. is hosting a NEW cooperative preschool program. This program is open to children living in Springfield who will be entering kindergarten in the fall of 2016, and whose family’s income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. The program will be offered full days, year-round and has available slots for immediate enrollment.  There is no cost to parents. Transportation is NOT provided.

Check out the video announcing the initiative on Mass Appeal in 2015:

Springfield Cooperative Preschool Now Enrolling!

The Springfield Public Schools, Square One, YMCA Early Learning Center and HCS Head Start, Inc. is hosting a NEW cooperative preschool program. This program is open to children living in Springfield who will be entering kindergarten in the fall of 2016, and whose family’s income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. The program will be offered full days, year-round and has available slots for immediate enrollment.  There is no cost to parents. Transportation is NOT provided.

 

Convoy of Hope Comes to Springfield!

Hope starts here, in your city, your community, your neighborhood. The Convoy of Hope event is just the beginning of a long-lasting movement that has the power to transform people's lives, inspire compassion and service and bring people and organizations together like never before. This is a collaborative effort to bring hope to a city through free groceries, health screenings, job services, family portraits, hair cuts, prayer, activities for children and more! 

Square One will be there with information on all of our programs and a table of children's activities! 

Square One Healthy Families and Texas Roadhouse Join Together to Celebrate Father’s Day BBQ

SPRINGFIELD, MASS. – Healthy Families, a program of Square One, hosted a Father’s Day Barbecue for members of the program on Wednesday June 17, 2015 at 5:00 pm at Emerson Wight Park in the South End of Springfield. This event was free for all members of the Healthy Families program, especially dads but moms as well.

Fallon Community Health Plan Funds Crucial Grant for Square One and Provides Holiday Gifts for Children

SPRINGFIELD, MASS. –Fallon Community Health Plan presented a check for $25,000 to early education and care provider Square One that will fund the LAUNCH Healthy Living and Character Fitness program. LAUNCH focuses on low-income school-age children from Kindergarten to grade 5 in Square One’s after-school and summer enrichment programs at two program sites in Springfield. 

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