We congratulate the 2016-2017 grantee, the Center to Support Immigrant Organizing, for their outstanding work towards Social and Economic Justice Through Community Empowerment and Engagement through their collaboration with African Community Economic Development of New England (ACEDONE) on a program that develops student leaders and social justice advocates!
Previous Years’ Grantees:
FUNDING PRIORITY: Empowering Families to Help Children Thrive
NS4G awarded a grant to The Home for Little Wanderers for a program that develops parents’ and primary caregivers’ ability to raise thriving children.
FUNDING PRIORITY: Policy and Advocacy to Support Vulnerable and Under-represented Populations
NS4G awarded grants to United Teen Equality Center (UTEC)/Teens Leading the Way to empower disconnected youth to engage in social change by advocating for statewide juvenile justice policy reform and to Horizons for Homeless Children to collect data on the health, education, and well-being of homeless children in Massachusetts to inform and educate policymakers and the public.
FUNDING PRIORITY: Diversity Inclusion & Trauma Treatment
NS4G awarded grants to VISIONS, Inc. to kick start a social media campaign and host two gatherings for continued training and community dialogue and to the Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center (RIAC), Boston, to expand the training available to staff and to increase child care capacity.
FUNDING PRIORITY: Post-Incarceration Reintegration & Community Mental Health
NS4G awarded grants to Bridge Over Troubled Waters to help hire a mental health counselor to help homeless youth and to 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
NS4G awarded grants to Brookview House for a peer-to-peer intimate partner violence awareness and prevention program in Boston high schools; to the GLBTQ Domestic Violence Project to provide support and advocacy on clients’ behalf in areas such as health, housing, and legal matters; and to Smart from the Start to build in-house capacity to increase families’ financial literacy and money management skills.
FUNDING PRIORITY: Positive Youth Development
NS4G awarded grants to InnerCity Weightlifting to purchase fitness equipment to be used in a training program that aims to 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; to Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción to hire peer leaders for a holistic summer program that integrates literacy development with arts and technology activities for children aged 5-13; and to 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
NS4G awarded grants to Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries to help fund the Job Club Resource Room, where participants build job-seeking and job-readiness skills and to Victory Programs to help fund 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
NS4G awarded grants to 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; and to Urban Edge to cover monthly T passes for one year for ten at-risk youths aged 16-21 from Urban Edge Housing Development to attend one year of the Career Explorations and Skills Internship Pilot program; and to Haley House to support Take Back the Kitchen at Haley House Bakery Café, a cooking, nutrition, and healthy lifestyle educational program for at-risk youth.