Best Of Central MASS - VOTE FOR US!

Vote for us – Now until September 30th!

The Whitin Community Center has been nominated as a finalist for the Best Of Central MASS 2019 Best of the Best Awards! Not in 1 category, but 4! We are honored to be recognized in the following categories:
  • Best Non-Profit Organization (Whitin Community Center)
  • Best Pre-School (Blackstone Valley Children’s Place)
  • Best Day Care (Blackstone Valley Children’s Place)
  • Best Summer Camp (Whitin Community Center’s Camp Whitin)
These awards celebrate and recognize the best our community has to offer, and only the top businesses in each category made it to this final voting stage.
Votes can be placed between now and September 30, 2019. What else is amazing, is that you can vote once a day on multiple categories until the voting ends!
It’s easy to vote. Simply click on the button below, choose the categories listed above, and place your vote for the Whitin Community Center, Blackstone Valley Children’s Place and/or Camp Whitin.
Thank you for your continued support of the
Whitin Community Center! Let the voting begin!
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Fall For Savings Membership Drive

September 1st – September 30th

Calling all adults! Fall is a great time to start living a healthier lifestyle. Come in and sign up for our 14 Day FREE Trial Membership during the month of September. That’s 14 FREE days for you to try out our classes, pools, fitness room, basketball, racquetball and tennis courts before making a decision.After completing your trial, purchase any Young Adult, Adult, Senior or Couple

 Membership by September 30th & receive a 25% discount off the 2019 rates and no Joining fee!

Black Friday Blowout!

November 29th

You don’t want to miss this! Big reveal coming soon!

FREE Saturday Afternoon Fitness & Fun

Saturday Afternoon Fitness & Fun

Our FREE Saturday Afternoon program offers open recreational swim for children of all ages and their families each week. Supervised arts and crafts or organized games/physical activities are also offered each week.

September 14   1:00-2:00pm    Back to School Craft

September 21   1:00-2:00pm    Frisbee in the Park

September 28   1:00-2:00pm    Apple Stamping

October 5   1:00-2:00pm    Leaf Printing

October 12   ————   NO OUTREACH

October 19   1:00-2:00pm    Dodgeball in the Gym

October 26   1:00-2:00pm    Spooky Craft

November 2   1:00-2:00pm    Volleyball in Racquetball Ct.

November 9   1:00-2:00pm    Thanksgiving Craft

November 16   1:00-2:00pm    Dodgeball in the Gym

November 23   1:00-2:00pm   Scarecrow Craft

 

Outreach Swim is every Saturday 2:00-3:30pm

Whitin Community Center Awarded Workforce Training Fund Grant (WTFG)

NEWBURYPORT — More than $1.34 million in Workforce Training Fund Program (WTFP) grants that will fund training for 1,141 workers and are expected to create 223 new jobs over the next two years were announced today by the Baker-Polito Administration.

The 12 awarded grants involving 20 companies will fund customized training that promotes job growth, retention, and increased opportunity for workers by enhancing businesses’ productivity and their ability to grow their business in Massachusetts.

The Administration announced this round of $1,342,532 in WTFP General Program Training Grants at MacDiarmid Machine in Newburyport. The company provides precision CNC (Computer Numeric Control) state-of-the-art machining and has grown over the last three decades into a 6,000 square foot facility with a wide variety of equipment. Its workers are undergoing WTFP funded training focused on updating quality management systems, so that the company can upgrade its certifications and prepare for growth opportunities in the aerospace and medical devices sectors.

Approximately $6 million is currently available for additional Workforce Training Fund grants. Businesses are encouraged to visit WorkforceTrainingFund.org to learn more about how to use these grants to address workforce training needs.

“These investments keep our businesses at the forefront of new and emerging industries, create jobs and opportunity across Massachusetts, and allow our small businesses to remain competitive in a dynamic global market,” said Governor Charlie Baker.

“This program makes strategic, demand-driven investments based on the skills that businesses say they need in their employees to thrive,” said Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito.

The Workforce Training Fund is a program of the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development and is administered by Commonwealth Corporation, a quasi-public state agency that fosters partnerships between industry, education, and workforce organizations.

“Businesses that completed WTFP grants in 2018 had a job growth rate three times that of the state and national rates,” said Commonwealth Corporation President and CEO Dr. J.D. LaRock. “These grants are a proven way to empower workers with new skills to advance their careers, while fueling the expansion of small businesses in Massachusetts.”

Since the beginning of the Baker-Polito Administration, the Workforce Training Fund has awarded 673 grants totaling over $58 million to train more than 50,000 workers from over 800 different Massachusetts businesses. This is expected to result in over 6,200 new jobs.

The Workforce Training Fund provides grants ranging from $10,000 to $250,000 to companies in Massachusetts to pay for employee training over a two-year period. Grant recipients contribute a matching investment of at least one dollar for each grant-dollar awarded, with wages paid to trainees during training hours included in that investment.

In addition to the General Program grants, the WTFP also offers an Express Grant program that subsidizes up to 50% of the cost for pre-qualified courses chosen from a database, and a Small Business Direct Access Program that subsidizes 100% of the cost for pre-qualified courses in highest demand.

In March, the Baker-Polito Administration announced $7.48 million in WTFP grants that will fund training for almost 6,000 workers and is expected to create more than 1,100 new jobs over the next two years.

The following is a complete list of the grant recipients awarded Workforce Training Fund Grants today (listed by community):

Whitinsville:

Whitin Community Center was awarded $74,800 to train 122 workers; 8 additional jobs are expected by 2021.

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When you advertise with the Whitin Community Center, your AD will be seen by our 5,000+ membership base and equally as large non-member base, seen on our website, trade shows, events & more!

Contact Sarah Lawson, Director of Marketing & Events today at 508.234.8184 ext 122 or Sarah.Lawson@OurGym.org for more information or to reserve your space!

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Your AD will be featured in our full color quarterly schedule for 3 months, at a fraction of the cost of what it would in other mediums! See below!

  • $50 – 1/8th page horizontal (3.75in x 2.5in)
  • $80 – 1/4th page vertical (3.75in x 5in)
  • $140 – 1/2 page vertical (3.75in x 10in)
  • $140 – 1/2 page horizontal (7.50in x 5in)
  • $260 – Full page (7.50in x 10in)
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