Coalition Members

Boston Area Gleaners

The Boston Area Gleaners, Inc. is a community supported 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing surplus farm crops for people in need. Boston Area Gleaners, Inc. delivers high quality, local produce to pantries and meal programs by working closely with local farmers, providing volunteer labor to harvest what would otherwise be plowed under or what has been planted expressly for donation.

Greater Waltham ARC

Greater Waltham Arc (GWArc)’s mission is to serve children, adolescents and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families in the community, utilizing a person-centered planning approach. GWArc provides quality, flexible programs, services and supports to maximize independence, foster inclusion, promote self-advocacy and build community connections.

Healthy Waltham*

Healthy Waltham’s mission is to promote healthy lifestyles and well-being for families and underserved populations in Waltham through educational and collaborative programs that engage residents in healthy cooking and gardening, physical activity and involvement in natural open space within the community.

*Healthy Waltham serves as the host and coordinator for the Waltham Healthy Food Access Coalition with funding from CHNA17. See Coalition FAQs page for more information.

Jewish Family & Children’s Services

Jewish Family & Children’s Service cares for individuals and families by providing exceptional human service and health care programs, guided by Jewish traditions of social responsibility, compassion, and respect for all members of the community.

Joseph M. Smith Community Health Center (JMSCHC)

JMSCHC’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of the communities of Allston, Brighton, Waltham and surrounding areas by providing quality, comprehensive, coordinated care. Its Board-certified Family Practice physicians and Nurse Practitioners provide high quality, culturally competent, affordable care to people of all ages, from newborns to seniors.

More Than Words

More Than Words is a nonprofit social enterprise that empowers youth who are in the foster care system, court involved, homeless, or out of school to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business.

Temple Beth Israel

Temple Beth Israel is an unaffiliated traditional egalitarian synagogue that has been serving the Waltham community for 100 years. The temple has its own learning garden and is host to many programs around food access and healthy cooking and eating education.

WATCH – Waltham Alliance to Create Housing

The Waltham Alliance to Create Housing: a Community Development Corporation (WATCH CDC) works towards a more just community in the Waltham area by promoting affordable housing, providing adult education and leadership development, and empowering underrepresented residents through civic engagement.

Waltham Boys & Girls Club

The mission of the Waltham Boys & Girls Club is to inspire and enable all young people especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.

Waltham Council on Aging

The Waltham Council on Aging promotes individual input seeking support for elder services through legislation, grant proposals and activity in policy making; to identify the needs of the community’s elderly population and available resources to meet such needs; to educate the community at large in the needs of the elderly, to design, promote and implement needed services and to coordinate with existing local services for the elderly, to be the local catalyst for the Area Agency on Aging network of services.

Waltham Family School

Waltham Family School (WFS) empowers English Language Learner families to be literate, self-sufficient and connected to the greater Waltham Community. Friends of Waltham Family School, Inc. (FWFS) supports Waltham Family School in its mission to provide educational opportunities for families who want to learn English. WFS prepares children for success in school, empowers parents to be partners with school in the education of their children, and strengthens the parents’ skills necessary for parenting, workforce, and community life. The program is for parents of preschool aged children, parents with low literacy, low income, minorities and immigrants.

Waltham Farmers’ Market

Waltham Farmers’ Market’s mission is to bring healthy, fresh, affordable food to Waltham; to support small farms; to provide a community gathering space; and to help revitalize the downtown.

Waltham Fields Community Farm

Waltham Fields Community Farm (WFCF) promotes local agriculture and food access through their farming operations and educational programs, using practices that are socially, ecologically, and economically sustainable. WFCF encourages healthy relationships between people, their food supply, and the land from which it grows.

Waltham Local First

Waltham Local First exists to promote independent, locally owned businesses in Waltham, grow Waltham’s local economy, and celebrate Waltham’s unique and vibrant community.

Waltham Partnership for Youth (WPY)

WPY’s mission is to identify the needs of Waltham youth and to leverage resources to address those needs. WPY holds the vision that all Waltham youth should have the opportunity to become productive citizens in the community and the workforce.

Waltham Public Schools McKinney Vento (Homeless) Office

The Waltham Public School McKinney Vento (MKV) Office assists in the provision of services to the district’s homeless student population. MKV students are eligible for school choice either in the school they were enrolled before homeless or the nearest school. The MKV liaison will assist parents/guardians with enrollment and understanding their rights under the MKV Homeless Act. For more information, please contact Faith Harvey at 781-314-5425.