We all make a difference!

The Communities That Care Coalition (CTC) brings together youth, parents, schools, community agencies, and local governments to promote the health and well-being of young people in Franklin County and the North Quabbin region. CTC is co-hosted by Community Action Pioneer Valley and the Partnership for Youth, a program of the Franklin Regional Council of Governments

Black Excellence!

We have been highlighting examples of Black excellence, beginning in February and continuing throughout the year! Feel free to send us suggestions! 

Black History 365: Jessie Montgomery

We are highlighting examples of Black excellence throughout the year! Feel free to send us suggestions! Can classical music really be inclusive? Composer Jessie Montgomery thinks so Jessie Montgomery is having a moment. Several moments at once, actually. In the past several years, the 40-year-old composer and violinist has rapidly become a poster child for…

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Black History 365: Many know how George Floyd died. A new biography reveals how he lived

We are highlighting examples of Black excellence throughout the year! Feel free to send us suggestions! Two years after his murder, most people still only know George Floyd for the way he died: Under the knee of a police officer in Minneapolis, Minn. Many don’t know how he lived – that he habitually told friends…

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Partnership for Youth Team, taken in 2021

Prevention works.
It’s working here.

The Communities That Care Coalition was formed in 2002 in Franklin County, Massachusetts, when a group of community members came together to address alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use among local youth. CTC provides a structure for community members to coordinate their work around a common data-driven and evidence-based plan. That is, CTC uses data about the status of local young people to identify needs and measure the success of programs. And CTC stays current with prevention research and selects strategies that have been proven effective in reducing risky youth behaviors.