Big Sister Boston ignites girls' passion and power to succeed through positive mentoring relationships with women and enrichment programs that support girls' healthy development. ACF funding is expected to help expand supervisory staff and hire additional student coaches.
BDEA engages young adults to build a vision for their future through supportive relationships and meaningful competency-based learning experiences. ACF funding supports the Alumni Teaching Assistant Program for BDEA graduates pursuing a career in education.
Boston Rescue Mission empowers individuals experiencing or at risk of homelessness through opportunities to build and sustain self-sufficient life skills. ACF funding supports emergency-shelter housing and services and the Safe Haven transitional housing program.
Bottom Line helps mobilize first-generation, degree-aspiring students from low-income backgrounds to get into and graduate from college and pursue meaningful careers. The ACF grant funds the Young Men of Color Initiative to address the racial/ethnic gaps in college enrollment and completion.
Food Link creates a more equitable food system by rescuing and distributing high-quality food to under-resourced communities and advocating for systemic change. ACF funding supports Food Link's distribution to community agencies that provide wrap-around services.
Haley House uses food with purpose and the power of the community to break down barriers, empower individuals, and strengthen neighborhoods. The ACF grant support Haley House’s 'Take Back the Kitchen' program, which teaches underserved youth healthy cooking and nutrition.
Horizons for Homeless Children provides high-quality early education, opportunities for developmental play, and comprehensive family-support services. The ACF grant helped to refurbish, re-open, and maintain HHC's Boston Playspace.
Larkin Street creates a continuum of support to inspire homeless youth, through nurturing potential, promoting dignity and encouraging bold steps by all. The ACF grant supports the Larkin Street Academy, which helps 500 youth annually progress toward living-wage, career-track employment.
Minds Matter connects students from low-income families to the people, preparation, and possibilities to succeed in college. ACF supported the Propel Initiative, expanding Minds Matter from a 4-year college access program to a 7-year engagement to help students attain advanced degrees.
More Than Words empowers youth who are court-involved, in foster care, homeless, or out-of-school, by providing the opportunity to run a bookstore. ACF funding allowed MTW to invest in its ecommerce capacity, marketing initiatives, and grow its used clothing and accessories business line.
Room to Grow offers structured coaching, material goods and community connections to support parents so their children thrive from the start of life. The ACF grant will be used to hire additional staff and increase the organization's caseload from 625 to over 1,100 families by 2024.
The Wily Network serves Boston-area students navigating college without a safety net, offering clinical coaching, financial support, professional development and a community. The ACF grant helped Wily expand its supervisory staff, hire additional coaches, establish an Alumni Network, and host a career fair.
Women's Lunch Place serves more than 1,800 women a year, through a welcoming day-shelter community that supports the development of self-sustaining skills for women experiencing hunger, homelessness, and poverty. ACF funding advances the organization's Wellness programming.
We are proud to support a number of nonprofit organizations in our local communities.
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