"EdUp" Education Campaign

The Chamber, through its Education Committee is focused on implementing a branding and long term media outreach campaign aimed at raising community aspirations regarding educational attainment. The Chamber Foundation is serving as a funding instrument for financing and sustaining the multi-year marketing campaign directed at raising community awareness about improving educational attainment levels.

The Chamber maintains a strong stand for increased funding to area schools. In 2016, the Chamber Foundation funded a series of PSA announcements that aired on both WSAR1480AM and WHTB1400AM, which advocated for level services funding to the Fall River School Department.

The Chamber’s Education Committee has worked during the past several years to introduce and expand the role of Teach For America into the Fall River school system. Teach For America is a growing movement of leaders and teachers who work to ensure that kids growing up in poverty get an excellent education.The Chamber Foundation played an integral role by helping to secure the necessary support and funding that ultimately placed Teach for America teachers in to the classrooms of the Fall River School Department.

The Foundation also assisted in the introduction and placement of the UAspire financial counseling program into the Fall River School System that is helping students and their families plan for the funding of a college education.