Union Capital Boston is an approach to overcome the poverty trap for individuals, families, and communities. UCB builds and mobilizes low-income communities by combining an easy-to-use website and financial rewards to encourage its members to attend education, finance, health, and community events.
The mission of My Life My Choice is to prevent the commercial sexual exploitation of adolescents through survivor-led programs that educate and empower youth to find their voice and create a positive life path.
Silver Lining Mentoring (formerly Adoption & Foster Care Mentoring) empowers youth in foster care to flourish through committed mentoring relationships and the development of essential life skills. Silver Lining Mentoring provides a targeted, specialized mentoring service for young people who have been removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect.
The Phoenix Charter Academy Network, a small group of high-performing high schools in Massachusetts, targets disconnected students who have been largely underserved by the traditional public school system.
LIFT-Boston’s mission is to help community members achieve economic stability and well-being. We are working to establish a new standard for holistic and enduring solutions in our country’s fight against poverty.
The Food Project’s mission is to grow a thoughtful and productive community of youth and adults from diverse backgrounds who work together to build a sustainable food system. We produce healthy food for residents of the city and suburbs and provide youth leadership opportunities. Most importantly, we strive to inspire and support others to create change in their own communities.
Reading aloud to a child is the single most important activity for building the knowledge required for eventual success in reading and greater achievement in school. Raising A Reader works with low-income and immigrant families in which reading aloud is least likely to occur.
Since 1967, Project Place has been a resource and a place of support for individuals on the streets, serving over 800 individuals a year. Founded to provide a safe haven for runaway and drug addicted teens, today we create jobs, supply housing, offer skill training and provide long-term wraparound support services to help adults overcome their homeless circumstances and to live independently with dignity.
More Than Words is a nonprofit social enterprise that empowers youth who are in the foster care system, court-involved, homeless, or out of school to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business!
Just a few years ago, Boston’s Clarence Edwards Middle School was on the verge of being shut down. But by 2009, the Edwards had risen to become one of the highest performing middle schools in Boston, dramatically narrowing achievement gaps for its disadvantaged students.
Founded in 2005, Compass Working Capital is a Boston-based nonprofit organization that provides incentive-based savings and financial coaching programs that enable low-income families to access opportunities, build assets, and achieve their financial aspirations.
Bottom Line was founded in 1997 to improve our community by helping low-income and first-generation-to-college youth get into college, graduate from college, and go far in life. Since then, we have helped thousands of students improve their lives and build stronger communities as role models, leaders, parents, and friends.
The Boston Debate League (BDL) was founded in 2005 to extend the benefits of debate to students who needed them most. In the 2013-14 academic year, over 900 students participated in the After-School Debate League – up from 611 the previous year and from 76 just five years ago.
826 Boston is dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Our services are structured around the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success.