Construction to begin on MV Community Services Early Education and Care Center

OAK BLUFFS, MA. (February 11, 2020) – MV Community Services announces that construction for the new Early Education and Care Center will begin on February 17th. The $7 million project will replace the existing Childcare Center, which has been serving Island youth since 1987.

Thanks to substantial donations from a network of foundations, community institutions and individuals, (including $1 million dollar donations from MV Youth and Martha’s Vineyard Bank), MV Community Services capital campaign to rebuild its aging campus reached its Phase 1 goal to construct the new Early Education and Care Center last fall.

“Martha’s Vineyard Bank is so pleased to be an early, strong supporter of MV Community Services,” said James M. Anthony, President and CEO of Martha’s Vineyard Bank. “The work of our employees serving the communities’ financial services needs made our donation possible and we feel fortunate to have this opportunity.”

South Mountain Company will build the 10,000-square-foot Early Education and Care Center, which will allow MV Community Services to serve 30%more children at the Island’s only nationally-accredited center.

“South Mountain Company has always been aligned with MV Community Services mission to serve the Island community,” said John Abrams, CEO of South Mountain. “Our joint efforts to help envision a new campus go back twenty years, so we are thrilled to begin to build a place that will honor staff and empower clients for decades to come.”

The Early Education and Care services will continue to be offered to the Island community on the MV Community Services campus during the construction process thanks to the additional plot of land leased from Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School.

“While construction is underway, we will continue to work toward our Phase 2 milestone to raise an additional $12 million for the construction of a new multipurpose center,” said MV Community Services Executive Director Julie Fay.

The new multipurpose center will house the Island Counseling Center, Island Intervention Center, Disability Services, Veterans Services, Daybreak Clubhouse and administrative offices. The final milestone of the campaign includes landscaping for the campus along with funding for MV Community Services endowment to ensure the sustainability of the new campus.

An official groundbreaking event will take place later this spring. 

For a campus tour or to learn more about the MV Community Services capital campaign, contact Laura Seguin, Major Gifts & Capital Campaign Officer, at or 508.693.7900 x454. 


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