IT’S TIME to give Hyde Square Task Force youth leaders a building that honors and supports their hard work. IT’S TIME to show them we care. IT’S TIME to upgrade our Youth Community Development Center (YCDC), a 100-year-old former school on the Blessed Sacrament campus in Jamaica Plain.
Upwards of 1,200 young people benefit from HSTF’s programs each year, and 200-plus children, teens, and young adults use the YCDC each week. They often describe it as their “second home.” Our youth deserve a welcoming building where they can transform themselves and their community.
Here’s the good news: We’ve secured $2.07 million (83%) of the $2.5 million needed for the project.Here’s the challenge: We need to raise another $430,000!
We’ve enclosed a case statement with more information about the project, including program statistics, what your donation will provide, and a project budget. We hope you will consider learning more about the project and making a donation. Every donation makes a difference, and every dollar means that youth can practice the arts, receive academic support, and hone their community-organizing skills in a space that is safe and sustainable.
Thank you for supporting Hyde Square Task Force. Your dedication to youth in Boston is important not only today, but also far into the future. IT’S TIME.
Nelson Arroyo Kim Comart
Board President Interim Executive Director