OneHolyoke Community Development Corporation Partners With AmeriCorps To Hire Their First Outreach Specialist.

For the first time ever, we have a volunteer coordinator on staff thanks to Americorp LISC Boston. Gustavo Romero is Flats resident, Kelly Elementary parent, Westfield State University graduate, and the creator of this mural that is located at Center and Samosett streets!

Welcome Aboard Gustavo!

Thank you LISC-Boston for the opportunity, our collaboration results in the first

Project Asset Map (PAM) Survey

Quality of Life Surveys and Reports:  In partnership with the UMass School of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, Nueva Esperanza Inc. and several other Holyoke-based agencies, OneHolyoke has sponsored the Project Asset Mapping (PAM) Survey.  The results provide detailed information about resident perceptions of the quality of life, safety and needs of their neighborhoods.

Westfield State University (WSU) prepared a detailed report about the impact of Community Development Corporations on learning in their communities, and heard community voices in Holyoke about a “Learning in Place” plan OneHolyoke is creating.

Thank you to Professor Marijoan Bull and all WSU students for their great work, and to our partner on this project, Nueva Esperanza Inc.

To view the report please click on the link provided.

PAM Report Results

Mobile Food Bank of Western Massachusetts

Our organization is partnering with the Mobile Food Bank of Western Massachusetts with a shared goal to increase access to nutritious foods and to reach families and individuals in need.  Follow us on Facebook for updated information.