There is an exciting new development for the Big Brothers Big Sisters program on the SouthCoast. They have teamed up with UMass Dartmouth to greatly expand their pool of mentors for young people in the area. Children from the New Bedford Housing Authority to travel to the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth to be mentored by college students on campus. We have all the details this weekend on Townsquare Sunday thanks to Big Brothers Big Sisters Senior Community Engagement and Recruitment Coordinator, Jenny Bautista, and Enrollment Coordinator, Mirian Vilatoro.

Townsquare Sunday with Jim Phillips can be heard each Sunday at 6 a.m. on WBSM 1420 and Townsquare Sunday is a weekly public affairs program highlighting non-profits and community organizations in the Greater New Bedford area.

If you have a public event, festival, or neighborhood activity you want to publicize, submit your information here. You can also send an e-mail to Jim Phillips at This program can also be heard by downloading the WBSM app.

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