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Opportunities for Giving

A gift to the Collaborative for Educational Services offers an opportunity to support children, youth and families served by our programs in personally meaningful ways through these tax-exempt funds: Please click on the name of each program or fund below to learn more or to donate online.

After School Program Fund

CES After School Programs are located in communities throughout Franklin and Hampshire counties. Your gift will help us sustain the programs in all our program locations and provide scholarships to students from low-income families.

Ben DeMarino Scholarship Fund (HEC Academy Students)

Established by the family of Ben DeMarino, this scholarship supports additional learning opportunities for other HEC Academy students while they are enrolled students in the Academy. The Fund has in the past supported students who have taken community college courses or pursued new vocational or life skills not covered in the core curriculum. 

Joan E. Schuman Scholarship Fund

The Joan E. Schuman Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to support special education students graduating from high school and moving on to a two- or four-year institution of higher education. 

Patty Walsh-Cassidy Assistive Technology Lending Library

Housed at the Assistive Technology Center, the PWC Lending Library is a home for assistive technology equipment, products, and materials and where educators, students and families explore, test out and match assistive technology resources to their communication needs. 

Strong Foundations for Young Children

Strong Foundations for Young Children (SFYC) provides free support for families of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers who reside in Hampshire County. SFYC's goal is to provide support and resources to parents for enhancing their children's social and emotional development at times when these families need help. 

Social Justice and Equity Fund

Social Justice and Equity work has always been critical to our mission. We understand that all forms of oppression are damaging, and we at CES set our sights on understanding and taking action together to challenge racism and support equity. This fund supports CES research as well as our work with students, families and teachers.

Migrant Student Support Fund

The Massachusetts Migrant Education Program (MMEP) supports migratory children and youth to overcome educational disruption, cultural and language barriers, social isolation, various health-related problems, and other factors that may inhibit their ability to succeed in school. Your direct donations and support families who often have needs that may fall outside the scope of the Program. 

To Make a Contribution

You can contribute online to the CES Funds above by clicking on the title of the Fund, or you can contribute by mailing your donation.

If you choose to donate offline, please provide your name, address, email address (if available), and the name of the fund to which you are donating; and mail it with a check made out to Collaborative for Educational Services (with the name of the fund you wish to support indicated in the check's memo line) to:

 Attn. Administrative Services - Giving
Collaborative for Educational Services
97 Hawley Street
Northampton, MA 01060

Thank you for your support!


Ben DeMarino's mother (left) attended the HEC Academy Graduation Ceremony to launch the Scholarship Fund.