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and educational support to enrich the lives of children in need."

Council for Children Free Workshop Series

     CIFK Parent Workshops | American Credit Counseling |   The Literacy Center
Pro Home "Money Smart" Seminars | Attleboro Public Library
Project Connect

About Our Workshops

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the community for supporting  our decision we made back in 2004 to make mandatory workshop attendance part of our program.  Participants have found their time spent in the classes to be  well-invested.  Many have told us that it has given them the information they needed so that they no longer require our help.  This is the type of success we 'd hoped for!

Our decision to encourage financial responsibility by providing educational resources to our program participants enticed many of our previous donors back after having beenaway from the program for the past few years. Requiring participation in these workshops reinforces the fact that we are trying to help families and children reach a level of financial stability.

All recipients of the Christmas Is For Kids program since 2004 received an initial mailing from us.  The notice told them that in order to be eligible for this year's program, they must attend 4 workshops out of nearly 20 available to them.  The response has been terrific and we are glad to help all of those who joined us for the workshops.



Christmas Is For Kids 2016
Requirements & Schedule

Download pdf version here

Participant in the program less than 4 years:  returning parents need to do 4 classes (8 hours) or 20 hours of volunteering (see the volunteer log sheet)

Participant in the program 4 or more years:  above requirements plus ADDITIONAL 2 classes (4 hours) that must be on financial education

Classes offered by:

a.    Council for Children at 7:00pm at Bristol Community College in the auditorium

  1. Tuesday 09.13.2016:  Project Connectís Shelley Pray discusses Rewards and your child
  2. Wednesday  09.21.2016:  Steve Frechette, an instructor at BCC, to discuss Internet Safety
  3. Tuesday 09.27.2016:  (applications will be distributed this evening. No class credit)
  4. Wednesday 10.05.2016:  topic to be announced

b.     American Credit Counseling Services (call or see their website for  classes www.accs.org  508-643-4445)

c.     Pro Home Money Smart Financial Literacy Seminars (Call for class schedules and to register 508-821-2514)                                

d.    Project Connect (call for their schedule  508-226-2883)

e.    Literacy Center Ė English for Speakers of Other Languages (508-226-3603)

           **make sure you sign your name on an attendance sheet

           **check our website for dates, times and phone numbers


2.  Online Courses:  Attleboro Public Library

     From the Attleboro Public Library home page:

  •      Click on the "Elibrary" tab,
  •      Then select: "Online Resources" link
  •      From the "Online Resources" page, click on the
         "Test Prep / Career Skills" link
  •     From the "Test Preparation / Career Skills" page,
        scroll down and click on the "Universal Classes" link
  •      or just click here to get to the Universal Classes web page

Please note the following conditions:


3.  Online Courses for North Attleboro Residents, ONLY - Richards Memorial Library, North Attleboro

A new program of on-line classes has been added to the Richards Memorial Library website for library cardholders from North Attleboro.

From the Library home page,click on the link to LYNDA.com. From there, you can access the Lynda Library. The Lynda Library offers online classes on business, Microsoft programs such as Word, Powerpoint and Excel, as well as several other offerings.  You will need your library card number and pin to access the program at no cost.


4.  Volunteer for a non-profit organization

           - 20 hours

           - fill in volunteer hour sheet

           - organization must write a letter on their letterhead confirming you volunteered

           - include both with your application


5.  Finish your HiSET (high school equivilancy exam)

           - include copy of completion with your application


6.  College Courses

           - must be from spring or summer sessions in 2016

           - have a passing grade of 70% or higher

           - include copy of transcript with your application


**Check this page for any updates

**Call our office with any questions 508-226-2336

**If there is an issue, donít wait to contact us!! Call our office and let us know what is happening.

**Donít wait until the last minute to do the requirements!!                                                      


  Attleboro Area Council for Children, Inc.
4 Hodges St, Attleboro, MA 02703
Phone: 508-226-2336
E-Mail: info@councilforchildren.org

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