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Dedham Savings Community Foundation Supports Julie’s Family Learning Center

The Dedham Savings Community Foundation has donated $9,500 to Julie’s Family Learning Center in South Boston.  The grant funds will be used to purchase appliances and technology equipment crucial to the center’s operations, educational and developmental programs.

Major kitchen appliance upgrades for the teaching kitchen and food service programs will benefit the center’s nutrition education and meals programs. Grant funds will help finance equipment purchases like new, specialized cribs for the center’s Children’s Services Program;   smart board and digital white boards to support remote learning in the Adult Basic Education Student Program; and Family Development classrooms.   


Julie’s Family Learning Program is a welcoming, inclusive organization that provides free supportive programs, resources, and educational services to help develop strong, successful families. Their programs include family literacy and life skills education, child development services, counseling, career and college readiness, in addition to advocacy and emergency assistance for at-risk adults and families in the community. 


The Dedham Savings Community Foundation was formed by Dedham Savings for the purpose of funding requests from community organizations which provide services to the communities that they serve.  These communities generally, but not exclusively, include Dedham, Needham, Norwood, Sharon, South Boston, Walpole, and Westwood.  Typical requests are usually received from such organizations as schools, libraries, family service organizations and non-profit organizations.  The Trustees of the Foundation will accept grant requests from community organizations and make awards twice a year.

Organizations wishing to request funds from the Foundation may apply online at


Incorporated in 1831, Dedham Savings is one of the oldest banks in Massachusetts still doing business under its original charter. The bank delivers technology-driven solutions in a client-centric way to promote the financial success of the individuals, families, businesses, and non-profit organizations in the communities it serves. Dedham Savings manages $2 billion in assets through full-service locations in Dedham, East Dedham, Needham, Norwood, Sharon, South Boston, Walpole, and Westwood, Massachusetts.

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