August 1, 2011
Boston GLOW Leader AC Gaughen Named a 40 Under 40 Star.
Boston - August 1, 2011. Boston GLOW leader and published young adult author AC Gaughen was named a recipient of the 2011 40 Under 40 Stars, sponsored by Stars, a local nonprofit organization and partner State Street Corporation.
“We are thrilled that AC’s hard work and dedication to providing opportunity for young women in our community has been recognized by such a special organization,” said Boston GLOW founder Leah Moschella.
2011 Awardees include:
Peter Abraham, Sales Manager, Convention Data Services
Shea Baker, Co-Owner, 3Thought Creative
John Barata, Director of Coaching, Easton Youth Soccer & Youth Minister, Holy Cross Church
Ryan Barrett, Project Manager, E. L. Barrett Co.
Sean Bell, Product Engineering Technician, Electroswitch Corporation
Brittany & Robbie Bergquist, Co-Founders, Cell Phones for Soldiers, Inc.
Todd Broderick, VP Compensation & Benefits, Devonshire Investors
Delvyn Case, Assistant Professor of Music, Wheaton College & Music Director, ENC Choral Union
Michael Cesarini, Police Detective, Brockton Police Department
Eric Clark, Owner, Quincy Tutoring & Director of Academic Services, Eastern Nazarene College
Nadidah Coveney, Assistant Vice President / Branch Manager, Rockland Trust
Rick Doane, Executive Director, Interfaith Social Services
Christopher Ernest, CPA, Blum Shapiro & Company, P.C.
Rasheeda Faulk, Coordinator / Community Relations, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Molly Garcia, Assistant Vice President, Mayflower Bank
AC Gaughen, Young Adult Author & Board Member, Boston GLOW
Patricia Godio, Massachusetts Promise Fellow, City of Brockton, Office of Mayor Linda M. Balzotti
David Grossman, Director, Acquisitions, The Grossman Companies, Inc.
Michael Hajjar, Owner, DC Natick Consignments
Lauren Hultin, Student, Weymouth High School & Chairperson, Weymouth Youth Coalition Substance Abuse Prevention Team
LoAn Huynh, Chief Operating Officer, Lux Dental Inc.
Jennifer Kauffman, Business Consultant, The Results Group, Inc.
Juliana Langille, Executive Director, Community Connections of Brockton
Portia Lee, Quality Control Specialist, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Clemens Leung, Assistant Vice President/Branch Manager, Rockland Trust
Jimmy Liang, Restaurant Owner, Fuji 1546
Susannah Locketti, Owner/Creator, SL Multimedia
Marlo Mae Manning, Principal/Owner, HR Solutions @ Work & Founder, Fairy DogParents, Inc.
Marianne Marquez, Account Executive, Knapp Schenck Insurance Agency
Karen Marshall, Executive Director, Eastern Nazarene Center for Responsibility and Justice
Gregory McLaughlin, Financial Consultant, Centinel Financial Group
Kelly Myatt Broderick, Owner, Zwei Design Inc.
Christina Nalband, Business Owner/College Student/Volunteer, Cupcake MoJo
Thomas Osuch, Commercial Loan Officer, S-BANK
Kristen Parsons, Officer, State Street Corporation
Stacey Shipman, Wellness Advocate/Speaker/Publisher, Healthy South Shore
Liza Talusan, Director of Intercultural Affairs, Stonehill College
Matt Ulvila, Co-Owner, 3Thought Creative
Chris Wetzel, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Stonehill College
Amanda & Dylan Young, Students, Quincy College & Ben Franklin Institute
Stars 40 Under 40 Awards
2011 Selection Committee
John Griffin, Senior Vice President, State Street
Paula Harris, Partner, WH Cornerstone Investments
The Honorable Susan M. Kay, Mayor of Weymouth
Debra Salvucci, Associate Professor of Business, Stonehill College
Rosemary Wahlberg, Board Member, Stars
Our role in the community:
With more than forty years of experience, Stars (formerly South Shore Day Care Services) is one of the state’s most respected early education and youth development community-based organizations. Throughout the year over 1200 children, ages 2 months to 16 years, attend our family child care system, 3 preschool centers, 8 school age centers, middle school program, high school program and summer camp. We are committed to serving a diverse population, with an emphasis on supporting low-income parents and at-risk children.
Four core goals form the foundation of our work. They are to:
- Enable parents to work
- Help each child reach their full developmental potential
- Facilitate positive youth development
- Improve academic achievement for students at risk of academic failure
Our 3 nationally accredited preschool centers are located in Quincy, Randolph and Weymouth. Our 31 family child care providers are located in Braintree, Holbrook, Quincy, Randolph, Weymouth and Whitman. Our school age programs are located in Quincy, Randolph and Weymouth. Our 8 week summer day camp is located at Hale Reservation in Westwood. We provide year round care and support for working families including information, referral, and advocacy, as well as emergency assistance for basic needs.
Programs and Services:
In addition to providing early care and education, and youth development programs listed above, we have a research based family literacy program called RISE (Reading Is So Exciting). Since 2001, SSDCS/Stars has also administered the UWMBMV Family Stability Fund for the communities of Weymouth and Randolph.
Our core expertise is our ability to integrate values and goals into program specific activities. We are especially skilled at:
- Supporting families
- Early assessment and intervention
- Individual planning for children with social/emotional issues
- Developmentally appropriate early education
- Academic enrichment
- Relationship building
- Measuring outcomes
- Professional development
Who benefits from our services?
Annually over 1,200 children benefit from services. Over sixty percent of our children are from racial and ethnic minority families, which is a much higher percentage than the South Shore's overall population. As a result of our experience and flexibility, we serve many of the area's most challenging children – those who have not been successful in another program or whom the Department of Children & Families, public schools and other referral sources believe will not be successful elsewhere.
Children attending our programs in FY'10:
89% have low income families
25% have identified social/emotional concerns
23% of their families have been involved with Dept. of Children and Families
46% live in single parent households
17% have parents with substance abuse or mental health concerns
14% were in foster care or living with relatives other than parents.
Our vibrant volunteer program:
In FY ’10, 365 community and corporate volunteers contributed over 6,000 hours of service to our programs, facilities, events, and administrative tasks.