Mapping WHALE’s Impact

WHALE’s done a tremendous amount of work in New Bedford since our founding in 1962. As we reflect on that history, it’s always been a dream to have a comprehensive map of sits and properties that WHALE has touched in some way, be it a lead developer role or a supportive partner or collaborator. As […]

Work with WHALE! Summer Intern Opportunity

WHALE is looking for a summer intern to work with our organization on programs, communications and other activities related to our mission driven work.  This internship is intended to be a wholistic learning experience with a non-profit and community development corporation. The internship will be located in our office at 15 Johnny Cake Hill in […]

Make an Impact: Join WHALE’s Board!

Looking to make an impact? Join WHALE’s Board! WHALE is seeking nominations and inquiries from those interested in joining our Board of Directors as part of our 2024 class. Our directors have the primary responsibility of governing the organization but very involved and invested in the projects, mission, and work of WHALE. With a new […]

WHALE’s New Strategic Plan

WHALE’s Strategic Plan: The next chapter in a tale of ordinary people who do extraordinary things. 2025 – 2029 Strategic Plan Draft WHALE’s upcoming strategic plan is now open for public comment. From April 26 through May 6, we will take comments, thoughts and questions about our draft strategic plan. Since January WHALE has been […]

Places that Matter: New Bedford’s Launch – May 9!

For the past two years, the Waterfront Historic Area League (WHALE) and the Trust for Public Land have collaborated on an innovative project called Places that Matter: New Bedford.  From 2022 – 2024, New Bedford locals identified the historic and cultural resources, parks and recreation areas, public art and affordable housing opportunities that deserve protection, activation […]

A History Lesson

Strategic Planning for the future has a lot of retrospection imbedded in it. Often we look to the past for inspiration, guidance and affirmation of our mission and goals. This most recent (and ongoing) planning effort is looking back on all WHALE has accomplished in its 62 years as a foundation to build on for […]

Living the Old House Dream: An Ask the Expert Series

Living the Old House Dream: An Ask the Expert Series for Lovers and Owners of Historic Houses WHALE and The Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum (RJD)  have partnered to present a new series of programs about historic houses and the often-intimidating maintenance and restoration projects they require. The series takes place in the RJD parlors […]

WHALE E-Newsletter: 2023 Wrap Up

The leaves have fallen, and the holidays are officially here. It’s been a busy fall at WHALE and we are excited to celebrate some amazing accomplishments and reflect on a pivotal year. In addition to looking back on 2023, we also look forward to the New Year with some with fresh ideas, plans and opportunities […]

Breaking Ground This Year

In 2023, WHALE will begin construction on THREE new projects. This is incredibly exciting for us since we’ve been working on these projects for years.