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HSTF Reopens the Doors to the Blessed Sacrament Church!

On Saturday, March 29th, HSTF opened the long-shut doors to the Blessed Sacrament Church to host guests from the National Summit on Creative Youth Development, presented by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Boston’s Mayor Marty Walsh, and other local city officials. Read the full story here.

HSTF and the Campus

Thank You to Our Amazing Donors!

Meet Our Featured Donor
In December 2013, Paula Collins first learned about HSTF’s Youth Literacy Theater program and also about the children in the community who they mentor. After learning that many children who are mentored through the program don’t have access to printed materials in their homes, Paula took it upon herself to organize a book-donation drive to benefit HSTF youth.

“I collected book donations for HSTF because I love to read and spent hours reading to my own children when they were younger. I cannot imagine a house without books, especially children’s books.”—Paula Collins

Hyde Square Task Force Youth Literacy Theater

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Paula Collins & Family

Through her efforts, Paula collected more than 200 books in just two weeks! She is excited to see the impact that the books made with HSTF youth, and she is ready to organize another book-collection effort in her community. Paula says: “I am so impressed that your mentor group has found such a clever way to distribute the books that I am asking for round two, which will hopefully yield some reading materials for them!”

Join Paula to support our teen leaders as they transform our neighborhoods.

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