We congratulate the 2014-2015 grantees for their outstanding work in Policy and Advocacy to Support Vulnerable and Under-represented Populations
United Teen Equality Center (UTEC)/Teens Leading the Way For empowering disconnected youth to engage in social change by advocating for statewide juvenile justice policy reform.
Horizons for Homeless Children For collecting data on the health, education, and well-being of homeless children in Massachusetts to inform and educate policymakers and the public.
Previous Years’ Grantees:
FUNDING PRIORITY: Diversity Inclusion & Trauma Treatment
VISIONS, Inc, to kick start a social media campaign and host two gatherings for continued training and community dialogue.
Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center (RIAC), Boston, to expand the training available to staff and increase child care capacity.
FUNDING PRIORITY: Post-Incarceration Reintegration & Community Mental Health
Bridge Over Troubled Waters, to make possible the hiring of a mental health counselor to help homeless youth.
Project Place, to expand the CREW program by creating an Employment Career Center and re-entry support group.
FUNDING PRIORITY: Intimate Partner Violence & Thriving Families
Brookview House, for a peer-to-peer intimate partner violence awareness and prevention program in Boston high schools.
Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Project, for support and advocacy on clients’ behalf in areas such as health, housing, and legal matters.
Smart from the Start, to build in-house capacity to increase families’ financial literacy and money management skills.
FUNDING PRIORITY: Positive Youth Development
InnerCity Weightlifting, for fitness equipment to be used in a training program that aims to promote promote professional, personal, and academic achievement among urban youth by providing former and current gang members and young victims of domestic abuse an alternative path to success through the sport of Olympic Lifting.
Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción, for peer leaders jobs in a holistic summer program that integrates literacy development with arts and technology activities for children ages 5-13.
STEP Education, to train mentors for a program that aims to increase high school graduation rates by offering students the opportunity to explore career options through short, informational tours in a wide variety of industries.
FUNDING PRIORITY: Families at Risk Due to Financial Instability
Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries, for the Job Club Resource Room, where participants build job-seeking and job-readiness skills.
Victory Programs, for Seeds for Growth, which provides matching funds to individuals living in transitional housing as they learn to manage money and work toward financial self-sufficiency.
FUNDING PRIORITY: Youth Violence
Hyde Square Task Force, to support the HSTF Peace Tour, a series of screenings of a youth-produced, anti-violence documentary entitled “Looking for Peace: One Block at a Time” followed by youth-led discussions on how to halt the epidemic of violence in our community.
Urban Edge, to cover monthly T passes for one year for ten at-risk youth ages 16-21 from Urban Edge housing development to attend one year Career Explorations and Skills Internship Pilot program.
Haley House, to support Take Back the Kitchen at Haley House Bakery Café, a cooking, nutrition, and healthy lifestyle education program for at-risk youth.