Boston

Boston

Roxbury Office
Contact: Tim Potsaid, Program Manager

c/o BCYF Vine Street Community Center
339 Dudley Street
Boston, MA, 02119
Phone: (617) 427-1155
Fax: (617) 427-1125
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Cambridge-Somerville Office
c/o The Parenting Journey
366 Somerville Avenue
Somerville, MA 02143
Phone: (617) 591-9400 
Fax: (617) 591-9411
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NEWS

LIFT-Boston Awarded Grant from BNY Mellon

Wednesday, August 28 2013

Filed in: Boston News

LIFT-Boston is pleased to announce it was selected to receive a $40,000 grant from the BNY Mellon Charitable Giving Program through the Peter E. Strauss Trust. These funds will provide comprehensive support services to low-income families in Boston with a focus on stabilization services for parents and caregivers of Boston Public School Children.

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CLIENTS

Carlos and Dorka Santana

Location: Boston

Carlos and Dorka Santana came to LIFT after hearing about its services through the City of Boston and the Circle of Promise, a community-wide initiative to provide critical supports and resources to parents of Boston Public Schools' students (where LIFT-Boston is a lead partner). Working with their LIFT advocate Carly at LIFT-Boston's center in Roxbury, Carlos and Dorka obtained emergency rental assistance and utilities shutoff protection to stay in their home while they searched for work. Dorka recently secured a job interview and enrolled in English classes to improve her communication skills, and the couple is working toward increasing their family’s economic stability.

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VOLUNTEERS

Chenelle's Story

Location: Boston

Meet Chenelle. Chenelle is one of the 12,000 reasons we are able to do what we do every day. You see, she has committed a year of her life to serve as an AmeriCorps volunteer with LIFT because she understands that we all need the same things in life to get ahead-confidence, connections, and income. When she made that choice she joined a network of more than 12,000 volunteers - past and present - who help lift people out of poverty for good across the country.

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