Once upon a time, way back in the hot summer of 1995, a New Bedford social worker had an epiphany. She saw kids living in sweltering tenements with no place to go and no vision for the future.
As written so well on the Community Boating Center Web site, “In 1998, Community Boating Center incorporated as a 501(c)(3) public charity dedicated to enriching the lives of area youth by exposing them to a new and challenging environment built upon a foundation of trust and respect. The Community Boating Center staff, acting as role models, provide friendship and mentorship, teach responsibility and teamwork and demonstrate commitment and compassion with all Community Boating Center students. Safety, Fun and Education are the cornerstones of Community Boating Center programs. For many of these children, Community Boating Center’s on-the-water program is their first exposure to the marine environment right in their own backyard.”
And they all lived happily ever after.
Fast forward to 2015. Having grown by leaps and bounds, the program had, so to speak, outlived the software they were using to run their nonprofit. And along came Prince Charming, oh never mind, that’s another tale. Actually, along came Altico Advisors and
Watch this short video and you’ll find yet another happy ending.