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Senior Vice President, Community Impact
Peg Sprague is Senior Vice President for Community Impact at United Way Massachusetts Bay and the Merrimack Valley (UWMBMV) which serves more than 100 cites and towns in Massachusetts, Southern New Hampshire and Maine.
In her role Peg oversees the development and implementation of community investment strategies in United Way's three impact areas - Healthy Child Development, Increasing Youth Opportunities and Family Financial Stability, and the distribution of $30million annually.
Peg has served on a number of statewide task forces and committees including Governor Patrick's Readiness Task Force, Co-Chair of the Massachusetts Birth to School Age Task Force, and Co-Chair of the Massachusetts Early Childhood and Out of School Time Workforce Development Task Force.
She also serves as a member of the Advisory Committee for the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.
Most recently she
led a statewide effort to develop a statewide action plan for youth in partnership with the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services
and other Massachusetts United Way agencies.
This plan - Success 4 Life - has been endorsed by the Governor's Children and Youth Cabinet
and the 19 other United Way agencies of Massachusetts.
In collaboration with the Mayor's Office Peg co-led the development of Thrive in 5, Boston's citywide school readiness roadmap.
has over thirty years experience in both the public and private sectors with expertise in community needs assessment and strategy and program development in the areas of early childhood and youth development.
She has served as a consultant to the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), advised on the development of national out-of-school time accreditation standards, and serves as a member of the T.E.A.C.H.® National Advisory Council.
was recently awarded the 2010 Pioneer in Early Education award by the Urban College
Peg graduated from Simmons College with distinction with a B.A. degree in education and holds a Master of Science degree in Organizational Leadership from Wheelock College where she has served on the adjunct faculty.