You make our community stronger.
Berkshire South Regional Community Center depends on you – our members, friends, and neighbors – to help our programs carry on and grow. It is essential to the Center’s financial health that the Annual Fund continues to grow. As we come to the close of 2016 and look towards the future of the Community Center, we do so with optimism and purpose, and we count on our community members to contribute in helping us fulfill our mission; to build a sense of community and common purpose throughout the region, and to enhance the recreational, educational, cultural, health and social well-being of the residents of the Southern Berkshires.
Your Community Center has a reputation for offering both high quality and a broad quantity of programs. The Center is an incredible resource for people of all ages from toddlers to seniors. Your gifts are investments in these programs and resources.
It is central to the mission of Berkshire South Regional Community Center that we are open to all, regardless of ability to pay. In an effort to reach our goal of connecting the community at large, in the most inclusive way possible, BSRCC has created a financial assistance model for membership and programs. Our policy maintains the integrity of the applicant while ensuring confidentiality.
The Community Center believes no one should be denied membership or program participation solely because of the inability to pay. In order to help as many people in need as possible, each request for financial assistance is evaluated individually. No matter whether you come to BSRCC for health & wellness, childcare, or companionship, your life is enhanced and strengthened.
Judy Spencer Scholarships for Early Education
Judy Leahey Spencer believed in Berkshire South from the beginning. Working along side Ed Jaffe to bring the Center to reality, Judy held the position of the first executive director of the center. With a lifelong passion for early education, Judy was one of the founders of Sunshine Preschool and was instrumental in bringing the program to the Center believing families need accessible, quality child care. To continue Judy’s dedication to provide families with access to the best early education programming, and in her honor, we have named the financial assistance award program for Sunshine Preschool and early childhood program support the Judy Spencer Scholarships for Early Education.
Like Judy, the Center recognizes the importance of quality child care for our community. Sunshine offers a preschool program during the academic year and eight weeks in the summer. Families come seeking an affordable, quality program that provides pre-kindergarten readiness. In our rural community, families struggle with availability and accessibility in obtaining quality early childhood education.
As school doors close, our summer camp opens giving youth ages 5 to 12 years the opportunity to learn, explore, discover and develop in a safe, friendly and fun environment. Our camp operates full day Monday through Friday and the weeks are packed with activities that embrace, encourage and develop children’s understanding of diversity and tolerance.
A community based opportunity that incorporates social, recreational, and educational experiences including: swimming, theatre, play, cooking, arts and crafts, story telling and sports. These activities are indoors and outdoors at BSRCC. Families just love our action packed, multicultural summer camp which fosters and development of self awareness, respect, empathy, and kindness.
To contribute or for more information, please contact our Development Department.
Berkshire South Regional Community Center is a non-sectarian, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that is open to all, regardless of ability to pay. Your support is tax-deductible.Our mission is to build a sense of community and common purpose throughout the region and to enhance the recreational, educational, cultural, health and social well-being of the residents of the Southern Berkshires.