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Franklin Regional Council of Governments
12 Olive Street, Suite 2    
Greenfield, Massachusetts  01301  
   
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Employer Description
 

The Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG) is a regional service organization serving the twenty-six towns of Franklin County. Franklin County is the most rural county in Massachusetts with a population of 72,000 over 725 square miles and located in the upper Connecticut River Valley in Western Massachusetts.

This position is with the FRCOG's Partnership for Youth, in their Communities That Care Coalition.  The Communities That Care Coalition’s mission is to bring together schools, families, youth, and the community to improve youth health and health equity.

 
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Diversity Mission Statement
 
Communities That Care Coalition Core Values:

  • We strive to build connections among youth, families, schools, and communities to decrease youth substance use and violence and improve academic success, mental health, and general well-being.
  • We work to create a socially and economically just, safe, inclusive place for all members of our community. We understand that racism and other forms of intolerance, injustice, and inequity are public health issues that must be addressed. 
  • We think beyond preventing harmful behaviors to promoting positive youth development. We seek strategies that are empowering and build young people’s resilience and their capacity to make healthy choices in the long run.
  • We use a public health model and address the underlying risk and protective factors. We use approaches that have been proven to be effective. We choose strategies that are appropriate to our region, based on current local data. 
  •  We engage all sectors of the community and support each other’s work, building our collective capacity to achieve sustainable impact. 
  • We recognize that young people make choices in an environment shaped by their families, peers, schools, communities and culture. We work for positive change in individuals and the environment in which they live, and we advocate for policy change at the local, state, and national level.