We are excited to share that ACE MV has been selected by the Dukes County Health Council to host the 2021 Rural Scholars. Nursing and medical students from UMass Medical School are traveling to Martha’s Vineyard to conduct research that aims to benefit the MV youth population, by collecting information that clarifies how disconnected youth ages 16-26 experience life on MV and what services/supports they need/desire to actualize their professional and educational aspirations. Disconnected youth, as defined for this study’s purpose, are those young persons who are not currently enrolled in high school or post-secondary education and/or are currently unemployed. To [...]
by Nancy Hoffman, ACE MV Board Chair and Senior Advisor at JFF "This summer should be a learning moment enriched with work experiences that serve as living career exploration laboratories." Today’s job market may have teens seeing nothing but dollar signs, but it presents families, educators, employers, and even policymakers with an opportunity to help young people understand the economy and think critically about their long-term employment and training options. Read more at JFF.org
This 5-week online summer certificate course is open to all Martha's Vineyard Public School educators and staff with bachelor's degrees. Accredited by Bridgewater State University, this certificate class has been brought to the island via a partnership between ACE MV and Communication Ambassador Partnership (CAP MV). Tuesday section 001: July 6, July 13, July 20, July 27 and August 3. Time: 4:45-6:15pm Location: Zoom (As of May 20, ONE space is open) Wednesday section 002: July 7, July 14, July 21, July 28 and August 4. Time: 4:45-6:15pm Location: Zoom (SOLD OUT - wait list open) Please fill out this form [...]
ACE MV is a nominee for the MV Bank's Community Impact Grant! This grant will award the winning nonprofit with $2,500. Voting ends in May. Click here to vote.
Interested in a certificate or degree in Early Childhood Education? Check out this online program from Cape Cod Community College offered to Martha's Vineyard residents. Summer classes start June 7! Click the image below for more information, or contact Deb Maher at firstname.lastname@example.org or 508.367.5792.
Posted: April 18, 2021 If you missed our panels on older adult employment, we've compiled video of both events here. Who should watch: Older adults (50+) who are seeking employment (either currently employed or want to be)Organizations who serve older adults (who want to be informed as to these resources)Island employers https://youtu.be/vnyuPd_6sFk April 7 Panel:Resources to Support Older Adult Employment Getting older adults back into the workforce or improving their employment situation post-COVID is on the radar screen of our national, state and local governments. Come hear about what resources are available to make this a reality. • Overview of older adult [...]
March 9, 2021 Starting tonight at 5:30pm: Quickbooks Desktop Essentials for Beginners! This class is for you if you've been tasked with bookkeeping for a small business, if you're a small business owner, or if you are simply looking to brush up on your Quickbooks skills. It's only $129 for four weeks of quality live online instruction, and because it's virtual, it's open to anyone, anywhere. Hurry, registration closes at 5!
Do you speak fluent English and Portuguese? Get certified as a Medical Interpreter this Winter! This intensive 60-hour online course begins in February -- click on the link below and schedule your language assessment today! MORE INFO