• Working for more than two decades to develop the skills of youth and their families so they are empowered to enhance their own lives and build a strong and vibrant urban community.

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Leadership Transition at Hyde Square Task Force

Yi-Chin Chen Named Interim Executive Director

YiChinLetter from Yi-Chin:
“Now as I take on the role of Interim Executive Director, Hyde/Jackson Square and Boston are very different places than they were twenty years ago. With new challenges and exciting opportunities, the Hyde Square Task Force is well placed to continue making significant contributions…”
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Recent Happenings

Annual Making Change Happen Breakfast

Thank you to everyone who joined us on November 5th in celebrating HSTF’s Inspiring Leader Award and Emerging Leader Award honorees and the amazing accomplishments of our youth leaders! We were so proud to highlight the power of the arts to unleash Boston urban youth’s potential and creativity so they can take leadership in creating safe and vibrant communities.
More information & photos from the event.

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New England Patriots Help Renovate HSTF Dance Studio

New England Patriots players Devin McCourty, Matthew Slater, and Zach Moore visited Hyde Square Task Force on October 20th when they teamed up with United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley for the annual Hometown Huddle, joining United Way to renovate HSTF’s dance studio. As part of the afternoon’s activities, players talked with the teens about being active and healthy and also joined the Ritmo en Acción youth leaders in practicing a group dance number.
More information & a video from the event.

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Lantern Installation & Live Graffiti Portraiture

Thank you to everyone who joined us on Saturday, September 20th & Sunday, September 21st, when Hyde Square Task Force lit Boston’s Latin Quarter through arts in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month!
More information & photos from the event.

Blessed Sacrament Church steps - JPOS event -credit Julia Becker Collins

Steps of the Blessed Sacrament Church lit up with origami boxes & LED lights.

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