Message From Executive Director

As I officially come on as the new Executive Director of ACTS, I am filled with excitement and anticipation. During the last month, I had the opportunity to observe the dedication, hard work, and commitment of our staff, volunteers, and board of directors. I witnessed the wonderful relationships between our tutors and the children in our program as well as …

Meet Our New Executive Director

The Rev. Dr. Barbara Headley is the Senior Pastor of Zion Community Baptist Church in Springfield, MA. Prior to coming to ACTS, she served for eleven years as the Senior Pastor of Faith Congregational Church in Hartford, CT and 17 years as Deputy Chaplain of the Connecticut State Senate. Dr. Headley has worked many years as a leadership consultant, trainer …

News From The ACTS Director

Dear friends, Welcome to ACTS, Springfield’s only faith-based one-to-one tutoring and mentoring program! I’m pleased to welcome you to our online home. We have a passion for putting caring adults in the lives of Springfield’s elementary school students.  I hope you’ll see this reflected in these pages! ACTS has grown remarkably over the past several years and our board, site …

Site Directors Needed

Do you enjoy working with children? Do you demonstrate a loving Christian concern for others in your daily life? Can you commit to spending 4 – 5 hours each week during the school year to be part of the ACTS Family? You could make an excellent site director! ACTS currently has openings for three site directors. Each weekly two-hour session includes …

“The Legacy”- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The LegacyEvery year we pause to acknowledge the life work of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.And every year I become increasingly aware of how brilliant he was, how deliberate he was and how young he was.I am older than Dr. King was when he caught the bullet that was intended for himHe was readyHe was not as beloved …

Peabody Challenge – Above and Beyond!

As we entered our usual late fall fund-raising season, the Amelia Peabody Foundation provided a challenge grant of $10,000 – as you know, that means they would match donations to ACTS dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000! The very, very, VERY good news is, we not only met the goal, we far exceeded it! We recently reported to the Foundation that we …

While tutoring is on hold, we’re waiting for the green light

Many members of the ACTS Family have been working toward re-opening for this school year but it’s just not possible – yet. Many of our host sites are closed – some that had opened are now closed again because of surging virus numbers – and Springfield is in the “red zone” in terms of the number of COVID infections. So we …