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Sunday, October 31, 2021

Over 100 Members of Boston’s Healthcare Community and National Union CIR SEIU Endorse Michelle Wu for Mayor

Over 100 Members of Boston’s Healthcare Community and National Union CIR SEIU Endorse Michelle Wu for Mayor


Boston, MA— Over 100 members of Boston’s healthcare community and national union CIR SEIU endorsed Michelle Wu for Mayor today. This broad base of healthcare workers includes nurses, doctors, social workers, administrators, translators, public health educators, and researchers.  

 

Citing her proven track record of advocacy for racial, economic and social justice, these diverse healthcare workers say Wu is the best candidate to champion issues of importance to members of the healthcare community and to advance health justice for patients.


"We are excited to endorse Michelle Wu for mayor of Boston. As resident physicians, we see every day how our patients and communities are impacted by racial, environmental and health injustices. As a union we are deeply committed to fighting for health equity and we are proud to endorse a candidate who not only shares our vision and values but has a proven track record of fighting for the most marginalized in our communities. Michelle is a true champion for all workers and we know she will support us and all resident physicians organize for fair pay, safe workplaces, and the tools we need to deliver the best care possible for our patients. We look forward to working with Michelle Wu to put first those who have been excluded and to bring a public health lens to city hall," said Dr Andrew Hyatt, Massachusetts Regional Vice President

 

In a public letter, members of Boston’s healthcare community state, “It is crucial that the next mayor of Boston is prepared to take bold, urgent steps to advance public health, community resiliency, and racial justice and look to the expertise and wisdom of people in our industry to craft policy and take collective action.” 


“We are proud to support Michelle Wu for Mayor of Boston. As members of the Boston healthcare community, we have seen firsthand the urgency with which we must work to address health disparities in our city. Michelle is committed to fighting for the issues that deeply impact the lives of our patients and all Bostonians - racial justice, economic justice, climate justice, and transportation justice among them," said Raymond Liu, MD and Jarone Lee, MD MPH of this coalition.

 

I am honored to be endorsed by CIR SEIU and members of our Boston healthcare community who work hard each day to care for all of our communities and advance health equity. I look forward to partnering with them to fight for the empowerment of all healthcare workers and a Boston where all our residents can thrive,” said Michelle Wu.

 

CIR is the largest housestaff union in the United States representing over 20,000 housestaff. They unite and empower resident physicians to have a stronger voice within their hospitals. With a growing, nationwide union of residents and fellows, CIR garners more negotiating power and support for patients and communities. CIR uses their collective voice to advocate for cost-effective, high quality health care for all.


CIR SEIU and Healthcare for Wu’s endorsements add to an enthusiastic multigenerational, multicultural coalition of grassroots supporters, including leaders Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Ed Markey, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, Mayor Kim Janey, Governor Deval Patrick, Angela Menino, Sheriff Steve Tompkins, Suffolk County Register of Probate Felix Arroyo Sr., Boston City Councilors Ricardo Arroyo, Liz Breadon and Lydia Edwards; State Senators Assistant Majority Leader Sal DiDomenico, Sonia Chang Diaz and Julian Cyr; State Representatives Assistant Majority Leader Mike Moran, Ways and Means Chair Aaron Michlewitz, Jay Livingstone, Adrian Madaro, Vanna Howard, Natalie Higgins, Liz Miranda, Tram Nguyen, Maria Robinson, Andy Vargas, and Tommy Vitolo; former State Representative and Assistant Majority Leader Byron Rushing; former State Transportation Secretaries Fred Salvucci and Jim Aloisi; former MBTA FMCB Chairman Joseph Aiello; former Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson; former State Representative Charlotte Golar Richie; labor unions 1199 SEIU, 32BJ SEIU, North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters, Teamsters Local 25, New England Joint Board of UNITE HERE!, UAW Region 9A, Laborers Local 22, Alliance of Unions at the MBTA, MBTA Inspectors Union Local 600, OPEIU Local 453; climate organizations Sunrise Boston, Sierra Club, the Environmental League of Massachusetts, 350 Mass Action; Progressive West Roxbury/Roslindale; Boston’s Ward 1, Ward 4 and Ward 5 Democratic Committees; The Boston Guardian; and fellow municipal elected officials from across Greater Boston and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. For all of Michelle for Boston’s endorsements, visit michelleforboston.com/endorsements.

波士頓經文處推出首屆春田台灣日 市長宣佈 10月30為春田台灣日

駐波士頓台北經濟文化辦事處處長孫儉元(右三)與春田市長Domenic J. Sarno (右二),麻州
眾議員,Angelo J. Puppolo Jr. (右一),麻州西部台灣鄉親會會長劉宗聖 (左一)等人升旗。
(波士頓經文處提供)
             (Boston Orange 周菊子麻州春田市報導) 美國新英格蘭地區1030日新添一個「台灣日」。在駐波士頓台北經濟文化辦事處和春田市政府合辦的首屆春田市台灣日活動中,春田市政府前升起中華民國國旗,春田市市長Domenic J. Sarno宣佈這天是「春田台灣日」。

             春田市是個人口約16萬的麻州第三大城市,成立於1636年,並於1852525日經麻州議會立法成為城市,歷史頗為悠久,但市內亞裔僅約6,224人。

中華民國國旗首度在春田市飄揚。(波士頓經文處提供)
             春田市市長Domenic J. Sarno在春田市交響樂廳內舉辦的文化表演活動前致詞,直言春田市是民族大熔爐,他自己也是移民第二代,父母於第二次世界大戰後移民來美,父親是理髮師,母親是裁縫工,他深知許多台灣移民來美國,也都是為了尋找更好機會。

             在致詞中,Domenic J. Sarno引述「台灣能幫忙,台灣在幫忙」,感謝波士頓經文處協助春田市對抗新冠病毒疫情,直言由於麻州眾議員Angelo J. Puppolo Jr. 居間撮和,承諾將與經文處合作促進春田市與台灣的各種雙邊關係,同時宣佈1030日為「春田市台灣日」。

駐波士頓台北經濟文化辦事處處長孫儉元(左)與春田市長Domenic J. Sarno (右)互贈文狀。
(周菊子攝)
             Domenic J. Sarno還特地指出,這是他第一次聽台灣 (Taiwanese)” 的國歌,台灣媳婦歐陽珊唱得很好,歌很美。

歐陽珊在春田市交響樂廳演唱美國及中華民國國歌。 (周菊子攝)
             麻州眾議會出口發展委員會主席Angelo J. Puppolo Jr.指出,這可是第一次,不只是春田市,連春田市的交響樂廳都升起了台灣(中華民國)的國旗。他直言這樣的事不會輕易發生,他和孫處長、王麗芬秘書等人早從幾個月前就開會商量了。他代表麻州感謝台灣捐贈了40萬片口罩給麻州,其中有10500片口罩捐給了春田市。他也點出台灣是麻州的第11大貿易夥伴,希望「春田台灣日」成為一項年度活動。

             麻州西部台灣鄉親會會長劉宗聖特地安排2名小朋友在台上和他以問答方式,帶出美國和台灣國旗都是藍白紅三色,都重視民主、自由。他還以台積電到亞利桑納州設廠為例,期許台灣和麻州也能有類似的合作關係。

             波士頓經文處處長孫儉元強調台灣致力實踐「台灣能幫忙,台灣在幫忙」這政策,為回饋春田市的合作善意,波士頓經文處及位於BillericaE Ink公司依序各捐1000元給春田市籃球名人堂,社會服務機構Rick’s Place

波士頓經文處處長孫儉元(中)和麻州眾議員Angelo J. Puppolo Jr.(左二)和演唱國歌的台灣媳婦
歐楊珊(右二),以及她丈夫黃崇校(右一),女兒黃鈺琳
。(周菊子攝)
           在中華民俗藝術工作坊的支援中,這天的「春田市台灣日」還安排有精彩的民俗舞蹈,扯鈴,舞動螢光龍等表演,場外的「品味台灣」攤位,也擺出客家彩繪折扇、手作燈籠、書法及書籤、手搖舞龍等台灣手工藝小飾品,還有黃美晴特製的鳳梨酥,以及古早茶葉蛋,福隆便當等具台灣特色的食品,

             出席活動的150多人,包括許多在地人,大讚節目好看,展出有特色,就連當地華人都連聲表示好難得,希望「春田市台灣日」能成為一項長期性活動。

波士頓僑務委員郭競儒(右)和麻州西部台灣鄉親會會長劉宗聖(左)。(周菊子攝)
             在波士頓僑教中心推動下,這天有不少麻州東邊僑民出席,波士頓僑務委員郭競儒,阮氏公所主席阮鴻燦,昭倫公所主席謝如鍵,波士頓僑務顧問許炳煌、曾秀梅夫婦也都特地趕到春田市支持這首次舉辦的「春田市台灣日」。

             根據人口統計局的2019年區域統計資料,春田市的亞裔人口僅6,224,約佔全市4.1%,華裔人數並無紀錄。許多人沒留意,但維基百科卻有記錄的是,麻州春田市名人中,居然有一名華人,現年僅58歲的史丹福物理博士,曾兩度登上太空,還在太空站駐守過,後來進谷歌工作的盧傑(Edward Tsang Lu)

波士頓經文處處長孫儉元(中)和麻州眾議員Angelo J. Puppolo Jr.(左二),以及華語教師聯盟
的老師們。(周菊子攝)
中華民俗藝術工作坊的螢光龍表演。(周菊子攝)
中華民俗藝術工作坊舞蹈表演。(周菊子攝)
中華民俗藝術工作坊擺出文化、手工藝攤位。(周菊子攝)
春田市的華裔太空人盧傑。(圖片來自維基百科)

Friday, October 29, 2021

紐英崙中華公所下屆職員人選揭曉 鄭慧民、雷國輝再爭主席

紐英崙中華公所主席鄭慧民。(檔案照片)
              (Boston Orange 周菊子波士頓報導) 紐英崙中華公所下屆幹部候選人,今(29)日出爐,主席及財政2職位都將21,中文及英文書記和核數3職位將同額當選。
                                                         今年是紐英崙中華公所的選舉年,董事大會在928日晚討論後,108日前發出提名表,1029日截止報名。
                            各參選人將在11月的董事大會中做自我介紹,然後127日辦理選舉,投票。
              2022-2024年紐英崙中華公所職員的主席職位參選人,和早前的坊間傳聞一樣,現任主席鄭慧民將和上次選舉時的對手雷國輝,再次對決。

              鄭慧民由藝聯慈善社提名,雷國輝由華人經濟發展協會提名。

雷國輝(左)和余麗媖日前在街頭為吳弭助選。(檔案照片)
              雷國輝本人是全美遡源堂永遠顧問,也是紐英崙遡源公所的元老,華人經濟發展協會的董事。
                           前年雷國輝參選時,是由遡源公所提名,但這次參選,卻由華經會提名。坊間有好事者認為,紐英崙中華公所現任行政主任朱蘇珊的母親鄺珍坤,早從8年前阮鴻燦擔任紐英崙中華公所主席時,就已經在中華公所辦公室工作,並任職迄今。鄺珍坤的哥哥鄺衍坤曾擔任遡源公所主席多年,或是為了避免不必要的尷尬。

              紐英崙遡源公所現任主席為雷洪活、鄺國彬,方汝木。該公所一名元老表示,雷國輝今年並未請公所提名參選。

              另一有競爭的職位是財政。現任財政陳余寶愛將和參選的李翠屏角逐。

              陳余寶愛是紐英崙余風采堂現任主席。她和現任主席鄭慧民合作愉快,應邀繼續參選,理所當然的由余風采堂提名。李翠屏是李氏公所的資深幹部,曾在陳家驊擔任中華公所主席的2016-17任期時,出任核數。

              其餘因無人競爭,將同額當選的職位及候選人為中文書記翁宇才,由紐英崙至德三德公所提名;英文書記阮鴻燦,由阮氏公所提名;核數張青梅由紐英崙婦女新運會提名。

                          10月29日傍晚,紐英崙中華公所在會址揭曉僑團提名的職員人選,現場有10餘人。(更新版)

「新波士頓人英語」頒獎鼓勵學習有成新移民 尼倫街APM咖啡店東Man-Yu Mei獲表揚

 




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Governor Deval Patrick Endorses Michelle Wu for Mayor

 Governor Deval Patrick Endorses Michelle Wu for Mayor

Boston, MA— Former Governor Deval Patrick endorsed Michelle Wu for Mayor today. Citing her proven track record and bold vision, Governor Patrick called Wu the best candidate to bring people together and move Boston forward.  


“The best leaders bring people together, with hope and determination, to forge solutions to pressing problems. That starts during a campaign, not just afterwards, and has to be about all the people, not just the ones already on your side. Michelle Wu has been that kind of leader on the City Council, and in this campaign. She is the kind of Mayor Boston needs and deserves. 


Michelle’s vision, intellect, energy and heart will move the City forward on housing, transportation, climate, education, public safety and so much more. Her humility and independence incline her to listen to the views of others. She has demonstrated her understanding that, instead of more division or scare tactics, Boston needs transformative leadership that looks to the future. I am proud to endorse her for Mayor of Boston,” said Governor Deval Patrick.


“I’m grateful and honored to have the support of Governor Deval Patrick. Governor Patrick, whose legacy of bringing people together in politics and public service, has opened the doors for a new generation to lead. I look forward to continuing to partner with him on the urgent challenges facing Boston and the Commonwealth,” said Michelle Wu. 


Governor Deval Patrick’s endorsements add to an enthusiastic multigenerational, multicultural coalition of grassroots supporters, including leaders Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Ed Markey, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, Mayor Kim Janey, Angela Menino, Sheriff Steve Tompkins, Suffolk County Register of Probate Felix Arroyo Sr., Boston City Councilors Ricardo Arroyo, Liz Breadon and Lydia Edwards; State Senators Assistant Majority Leader Sal DiDomenico, Sonia Chang Diaz and Julian Cyr; State Representatives Assistant Majority Leader Mike Moran, Ways and Means Chair Aaron Michlewitz, Jay Livingstone, Adrian Madaro, Vanna Howard, Natalie Higgins, Liz Miranda, Tram Nguyen, Maria Robinson, Andy Vargas, and Tommy Vitolo; former State Representative and Assistant Majority Leader Byron Rushing; former State Transportation Secretaries Fred Salvucci and Jim Aloisi; former MBTA FMCB Chairman Joseph Aiello; former Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson; former State Representative Charlotte Golar Richie; labor unions 1199 SEIU, 32BJ SEIU, North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters, Teamsters Local 25, New England Joint Board of UNITE HERE!, UAW Region 9A, Laborers Local 22, Alliance of Unions at the MBTA, MBTA Inspectors Union Local 600, OPEIU Local 453; climate organizations Sunrise Boston, Sierra Club, the Environmental League of Massachusetts, 350 Mass Action; Progressive West Roxbury/Roslindale; Boston’s Ward 1, Ward 4 and Ward 5 Democratic Committees; The Boston Guardian; and fellow municipal elected officials from across Greater Boston and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. For all of Michelle for Boston’s endorsements, visit michelleforboston.com/endorsements

Lydia Edwards endorsed by community activists

Lydia Edwards endorsed by community activists

Monique Nguyen, Matahari Women Workers’ Center; Lenita Reason, Brazilian Worker Center; and Gladys Vega, La Colaborativa

 

BOSTON – In the special election to the State Senate, Lydia Edwards has been endorsed by: Monique Nguyen, Executive Director of the Matahari Women Workers’ Center; Lenita Reason, Workers' Rights Executive Director, Brazilian Worker Center; and Gladys Vega, Executive Director, La Colaborativa. Primary Election Day is December 14, 2021. General Election Day is January 11, 2022.

 

“Lydia and I worked hand-in-hand to secure the Massachusetts Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, and that was only the beginning of our advocacy work together,” said Monique Nguyen. “Over the decade of knowing Lydia, she has consistently stood up for and help empower the people who need it: exploited workers, immigrant families fighting deportation, people facing displacement from their homes, and countless others. Lydia will be a visionary and effective champion in the Senate and I’m proud to endorse her candidacy.”

 

Of Lydia, Lenita Reason said: “Long before she was elected to office, Lydia was honored by the Brazilian Worker Center as a Community Peacemaker for her work helping domestic workers secure job stability and fair benefits. That’s the difference with Lydia: She shows up and does the work, not for headlines or her own benefit. She helps people because that’s what drives her, and I know she’ll have an even greater population to lift up when she is elected to the state senate.”

 

“Lydia Edwards has been a fearless advocate for people who need affordable housing, for homeowners who are struggling to make ends meet, and as she made important changes to the zoning code,” said Vega. “In her role as a Boston City Councilor, I worked closely with Lydia on issues of climate change and environmental justice. She is the person who has what it takes to make strong policy for Massachusetts.”

 

Prior to entering the City Council, Councilor Edwards worked extensively in the legal field serving as a judicial law clerk with the Massachusetts Superior Court and the Massachusetts Appeals Court. Edwards worked as a public interest attorney with Greater Boston Legal Services focusing on labor issues such as fighting for access to unemployment insurance, back wages, fair treatment for domestic workers and combating human trafficking. She served as the statewide campaign coordinator for the Massachusetts Coalition for Domestic Workers, which advocated for the passage of the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights. In 2015, she was named Bostonian of the Year by the Boston Globe

 

Lydia Edwards is a candidate for State Senate representing the First Suffolk and Middlesex District, following the departure of Senator Joseph A. Boncore. For a full and up-to-date list of endorsements, visit: LydiaEdwards.org/endorsements.

 

Councilor Lydia Edwards is a career advocate, activist, and voice on behalf of society's most vulnerable. She is currently the Chair of the Committee on Government Operations and the Committee on Housing and Community Development in the Boston City Council. Learn more at LydiaEdwards.org/meet-lydia.

波士頓市撥款125萬元資助54個機構扶持青少年 反暴力

MAYOR JANEY AND THE OFFICE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES ANNOUNCE THE RECIPIENTS OF THE 2022 YOUTH DEVELOPMENT FUND GRANTS

$1.25 million investment in youth and young adult violence prevention

 

BOSTON - Friday, October 29, 2021 - Mayor Kim Janey and the Offices of Health and Human Services and Public Safety today announced the nonprofit organizations selected to receive grants from the 2022 Youth Development Fund. Totaling $1,250,000 in funding, 54 Boston-based organizations will receive funding to provide positive violence intervention, prevention, and response services throughout the city. 

“Programming to support youth and young adult violence prevention is an important part of ensuring safety, healing and justice for all of our residents in every neighborhood,” said Mayor Janey. “I want to thank all the organizations involved for their dedication and support to Boston’s young residents.”

 

 

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - Mayor Janey joined Chief of Health and Human Services Marty Martinez for the Youth Development Fund Recipient Orientation.

 

This year, funding will be awarded to Boston non-profit organizations that focus on increasing the number and variety of youth development programs intentionally addressing the metrics that prevent youth and young adult violence in Boston neighborhoods. There is a concentration with this year’s funds to support activities that implement evidence-based prevention strategies intended to shape individual behaviors as well as relationship, community, and societal factors that influence the risk for violence.

The FY22 Youth Development Fund will be supporting organizations that are in neighborhoods disproportionately impacted by gun or youth violence, youth serving entities with an intentional focus on outreach and engagement of high-risk/proven-risk youth and young adults, and organizations using the Positive Youth Development framework and/or Meaningful Youth Engagement practices. 

Of the organizations receiving funding, 57% are led by a woman and 50% are led by a person of color. Of those receiving funds, 48% of organizations will service Dorchester and 27% will service Roxbury, in addition to other neighborhoods.  

“We are grateful to the City for the continued support of More Than Words and positive youth development throughout the city,” said Jodi Rosenbaum, Founder & CEO of More Than Words. “Mayor Janey’s connection to our young people and the issues that matter to them were clear in her recent visit to talk with our youth, and this award is a testament to the hard work of our young people moving their lives forward.”

“This funding is a lifeline that helps us continue our work as an organization dedicated to empowering women and girls impacted by community harm incarceration," said Ruth Rollins Executive Director of We Are Better Together Warren Daniel Hairston Project. “We thank Mayor Janey and her administration for creating this funding resource, which allows so many local non-profits to continue working towards social justice and equity. 

Mayor Janey has increased funding for the Youth Development Fund this year, marking the fourth year of increases, bringing the investment total from $1M up to 1.25M for FY22. 

Below are the grantees awarded funding from the 2022 Youth Development Fund. Additional funding will be available in the spring as part of the Fund.

Action for Boston Community Development, Inc.: ABCD’s SummerWorks and WorkSMART programs serve both in-school and out-of-school youth, providing them critical employment skills through weekly intensive work readiness workshops followed by job placements.

All Dorchester Sports & Leadership: ADSL’s focus on wellness and academic success encourages healthy habits and choices for youth and their families. ADSL offers an alternative to risky behaviors where young people can excel in sports and academics, build self esteem, develop leadership skills, and engage with positive role models and mentors. 

Artists for Humanity: AFH provides teens from Boston opportunities to learn and earn income through paid employment in art and design.

Beat The Odds: Beat the Odds is dedicated to serving under-resourced youth in Boston’s low-income communities through its Creative Youth Development Program. Their mission is to provide a safe space, where young people will have access to the creative tools necessary to inspire self-awareness and encourage mental health and healing from trauma through music and arts. 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Massachusetts: Diversity, equity, and inclusion are the core values at Big Brothers Big Sisters that aid them in maximizing their impact and truly thrive as an organization.

Boston Asian Youth Essential Service: Boston Asian YES provides services and programs for at-risk and high-risk Asian youth, ages 13-22. It is the only Chinatown community agency that provides outreach, prevention and intervention services to this cohort and has a long history of partnering with BPD, alternative education programs and other social service providers.

Boston Debate League: Their mission is to integrate argumentation and competitive debate into public schools in Boston to develop critical thinkers ready for college, career, and engagement with the world around them.

Boston Project Ministries: The Boston Project engages and equips neighbors, volunteers, and congregations to build strong communities characterized by God’s shalom.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston, Inc.: BGCB’s YouthConnect Social Workers provide gang and at-risk youth confidential, voluntary community-based mental health support and resource coordination, including via tele-health sessions. 

Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester, Inc.: Partnering with BDP, the Club supports programming that forges positive community-police relations and teaches young people alternatives to violence; summer programming provides enrichment activities such as field trips.

Breaktime United, Inc.: Breaktime is a non-profit that works to end young adult homelessness. They operate Boston’s first transitional employment program for young adults experiencing homelessness in which young adults launch their careers, nurture their talents, and serve their communities.

Bridge Over Troubled Waters: Bridge is Boston’s foremost agency providing life-changing services for homeless, runaway and at-risk youth.

Bryce's Journey, Inc: Bryce’s Journey, Inc. is a minority woman led non-profit organization dedicated to serving the underserved Autism Spectrum Disorder/ADHD community of Boston, MA. The Mission of Bryce’s Journey, Inc. is to provide free or low-cost support to low-income inner city families of children with these high functioning disabilities.

Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development (BUILD Boston): BUILD ignites the power of youth in under-resourced communities to build career success, entrepreneurial mindsets, and opportunity. They help students become the CEO of their own lives!

Cape Verdean Community Unido DBA Cape Verdean Association of Boston: The Cape Verdean Association works to empower the Cape Verdean Community since 2000. They run parents’ and women’s support groups, as well as youth programs and training to promote the skill development needed to affect change.

Casa Myrna Vazquez, Inc. : Casa Myrna is Boston’s largest provider of shelter and supportive services to survivors of domestic violence, providing safety, resources, advocacy and information since 1977. 

Catholic Charitable Bureau of the Archdiocese of Boston Inc.: Catholic Charities’ Teen Center at St. Peter serves as a safe haven for adolescents living in Dorchester’s most troubled areas during after school hours and throughout the summer months. The Teen Center’s staff, programs, and activities aim to increase teens’ self-esteem while providing the tools needed for academic and personal growth, as well as their success in the community.

Codman Square Health Center: Programming to support young people aged 13-18, and their families, through targeted leadership development programs, mentoring, and healthy lifestyles education.

EVkids, Inc.: EVkids provides a continuum of services to help low-income, academically vulnerable children and teens (beginning in grades 4-12) succeed in school and life by systematically strengthening core academic skills, organizational habits, and other life skills.

Friends of the Children-Boston: Impacting generational change by empowering youth who are facing the greatest obstacles through relationships with professional mentors – no matter what.

Future Chefs: FC prepares teens for successful life and work after high school. Future Chefs teens work hard in the kitchen and use this training as a foundation for a broad range of academic and professional careers. Their conviction is that the life skills and knife skills learned in the kitchen can be applied meaningfully in all avenues of a fulfilling life.

Hyde Square Task Force, Inc.: They amplify the power, creativity, and voices of youth, connecting them to Afro-Latin culture and heritage so they can create a diverse, vibrant Latin Quarter and build a just, equitable Boston. 

Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción (IBA): IBA prepares young people aged 13-18 for school and life success by offering an employment-based program, centered on arts education, that fosters meaningful relationships and experiences integrating community organizing, social and emotional support.

Justice Resource Institute, Inc. dba STRIVE Boston: Programming provides proven-risk youth with support, leadership and work experience opportunities that will help them to become productive, responsible and law-abiding. 

LEAP Self-Defense, Inc.: Girls' LEAP interrupts the cycle of violence by empowering all girls and nonbinary youth to value and champion their own safety and well-being. Their goal is to provide girls with the tools and skills to keep themselves safe, both emotionally and physically. They partner with local schools and community centers to deliver empowerment and self-defense services to girls aged 8-18 in Greater Boston.

Lena Park: Lena Park’s mission for the 21st century is to provide integrated programs, services and access to resources that will help youth and families in the Lena Park catchment area build healthy lives, healthy families, and a healthy community. 

Level Ground Mixed Martial Arts Inc.: Their Mixed Martial Arts, Jiu Jitsu, kickboxing, and yoga offerings empower members of all ages to embrace a healthy lifestyle while enjoying a connection to a supportive, family-oriented community. They also provide college access and career opportunities to Boston youth.

Madison Park Development Corporation: Their mission is to foster a vibrant, healthy Roxbury neighborhood that supports the well-being and advancement of the community.

Maverick Landing Community Services: MLCS is a multi-service organization with a primary focus on helping children, youth, and adults to build 21st-century skills.Their mission is to enhance the lives of the culturally and economically diverse residents of Maverick Landing, East Boston, and surrounding communities

MissionSAFE: Their mission is to work with Boston's highly at-risk youth and their families to gain the skills and confidence to thrive, not just survive, and to improve their community and their world.

More Than Words: MTW programming empowers young people to move their lives forward, supporting them in accessing the education and employment services they need to build healthy, safe, and self-sufficient futures.

Mothers for Justice and Equality, Inc.: MJE harnesses and focuses the fierce love and protectiveness of mothers to create neighborhoods where playgrounds are safe and sidewalks are not threatening. 

MBK617: MBK617 is supporting a range of youth development activities for young people in Dorchester and Roxbury that allows them to create and maintain healthy relationships with other youth regardless of where they are from in Boston. Their efforts focus on supporting the psycho-social development of young people through peer mentoring, youth support and other enrichment activities.  

Piers Park Sailing Center: PPSC provides inclusive and accessible recreational, educational, and personal growth opportunities for people of all ages, abilities, and identities. PPSC empowers participants to become stewards of a stronger community, advocates for a healthy Boston Harbor, and leaders of individual and family wellness. 

Project RIGHT, Inc.: They create, nurture, establish, strengthen, mobilize and coordinate resident and youth involvement in neighborhood stabilization, economic development and community building efforts within the neighborhoods of North Dorchester and Roxbury (Greater Grove Hall) through the grassroots organizing of neighborhood residents.

Roxbury Youthworks, Inc.: A community-based, minority non-profit organization whose mission is to help youth caught in cycles of poverty, victimization and violence transition successfully into adulthood.

Soccer Without Borders: SWB uses soccer as a vehicle for positive change, engaging newcomer refugees and immigrant youth in East Boston and surrounding communities.

Sociedad Latina, Inc.: Sociedad addresses four key focus areas towards youth success: Education, Workforce Development, Civic Engagement, and Arts & Culture, and aims to build deep relationships with families to move students through middle school, high school, and college.

Sportsmen's Tennis & Enrichment Center: STEC is a year-around, youth centered organization offering tennis, academic and enrichment programs for K-12 aged youth; programming supports closing the achievement gap.

Street Litigators, LLC: Street Litigators provides legal education classes to youth aged 13-25 to help them avoid making bad decisions that lead to violence and incarceration. 

Summer Search: Sumer Search creates futures for youth 7+ with purpose and equity by empowering young people through mentoring and experiential learning programs. 

TEAM New England Youth Academy: TEAM New England is a youth development organization that employs academic, mentoring, athletic, and service learning programming that positively impacts the development of the youth in our community.

Team Spartans: Their mission is to provide an inclusive and diverse environment for youth basketball players who seek to improve their overall skill set, not only in the game of basketball, but also in practical life skills.

The City School: The City School develops and strengthens youth to become effective leaders for social justice. They work with young people ages 14-19 living in Boston and its surrounding suburbs who are emerging leaders and have a passion for social justice. 

The Center for Teen Empowerment: TE’s violence prevention and youth arts groups meet online (and/or in person, when possible) to implement initiatives that engage peers and adults in addressing community violence, educational equity, racial equity and mental wellness.

The Clubhouse Network: The Clubhouse encourages young people to explore the creative uses of technology and develop professional and life skills such as problem-solving and teamwork; students learn computer-generated art, develop scientific simulations and design animations.

The Food Project: Their mission is to create a thoughtful and productive community of youth and adults from diverse backgrounds who work together to build a more just and sustainable food system. Their community empowers and equips youth leaders, grows and distributes fresh, healthy, affordable food in the city and the suburbs, and inspires and supports others to create change in their communities.

The3PointFoundation, Inc.: 3PF seeks to close the opportunity and achievement gap caused by economic inequality for underserved, low-income Boston elementary and middle school youth by providing free community-based programs that integrate project-based learning, athletics, dance, and other activities to foster the development of 21st century skills, social-emotional growth, and a growth mindset - all of which are crucial to future success. 

Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center: Their core educational program for Boston public middle school students combines field science, social-emotional learning, and outdoor challenges — all infused with Outward Bound’s unique approach to promoting compassion, leadership, and service. 

Uphams Corner Community Center DBA Bird Street Community Center: Bird Street provides a space where young people, under structured adult supervision, can focus on positive, productive activities and identities. 

We Are Better Together Warren Daniel Hairston Project Inc : WAB2G connects and heals women and girls affected by homicide and incarceration to prevent the cycles of violence and victimization.

Yardtime Entertainment: YE Inc. seeks to shift the narrative of ex-offenders from “public safety concern” to a positive contribution to society. They’re often the first line of support for ex-offenders, and are committed to reconnecting families and the community.

Youth Guidance: BAM is a school-based counseling and mentoring program that improves the social-cognition and behavioral competencies of predominantly young men of color who have been exposed to stressors and face social, behavioral, and/or emotional challenges.

YMCA of Greater Boston: The YMCA will support summer employment for teens: last year the Y hosted 934 young people; and continue with Academic Credit Recovery where students can “recover” academic credit and so they can graduate on time.