• 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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HSTF Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Join Hyde Square Task Force during Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15) for a full offering of free, family-friendly events in Boston’s Latin Quarter. On September 19 and 20, as a part of Jamaica Plain Open Studios, HSTF will host the first annual Latin Quarter Arts Festival. Continue the celebration on October 3 with two ArtWeek Boston events in Boston’s Latin Quarter. Full Details.

Save the Date:
HSTF Annual Making Change Happen Breakfast
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Join Hyde Square Task Force on Tuesday, December 1st at 7:30am for the Annual Making Change Happen Breakfast as we celebrate the theme of Be Courageous, Take a Stand to celebrate the accomplishments of Hyde Square Task Force and those who make courageous decisions everyday to make a difference in our city and in the lives of others. More information.

HSTF Leadership Transition
Welcome Kim Comart,
HSTF Interim Executive Director

Website Photo 12 - Version 2Kim has more than 35 years of experience in consulting, nonprofit management, philanthropy, law, electoral politics, and government. His career has involved work with hundreds of nonprofit organizations, foundations, and government agencies. He has managed the design and implementation of strategic plans, organizational restructurings, staff and board trainings, fundraising campaigns, program evaluations, and special initiatives. Read more.

Message from Board Chair, Nelson Arroyo

NelsonAs you may know, in early winter of last year our former executive director resigned. The board of directors named our Deputy Director, Yi-Chin Chen as the Interim Executive Director, while we conducted a search for a new leader. The search process lasted five months and included the consideration of several candidates, including Yi-Chin, who was the board’s selected candidate. As often happens with leadership changes, the process provided the opportunity to have deep discussions about HSTF, the new executive director role, and hopes for the future. After these discussions, the board and Yi-Chin decided together that this is a good time for her to move on to new opportunities and the next phase of her professional career. Read the full announcement.


HSTF Receives 2015 ArtPlace America Grant

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Hyde Square Task Force announced on Monday, July 13th that it is among 38 recipients of ArtPlace America’s 2015 National Grants Program. ArtPlace, one of the nation’s largest philanthropies dedicated to creative placemaking, is investing $200,000 in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston to further integrate arts and culture into the field of community planning and development. ArtPlace selected Hyde Square Task Force from a pool of nearly 1,300 applicants. Read the entire announcement.

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