New Partners and Collaborators

zumba logoGerardina Aria-Halloran
Gerardina is a certified fitness instructor who teaches Zumba classes.

AE_logo_THEATRE_FINAL_Yellow smallArtsEmerson: The World on Stage
ArtsEmerson is the professional presenting and producing organization of the Office of the Arts at Emerson College. Through our international programming and local community partnerships, we serve the City of Boston, the Emerson community (students, faculty and staff) and the global field of performance practice

ArtWeek Boston LogoArtWeek Boston
Presented by Highland Street Foundation and produced by Citi Performing Arts Center, ArtWeek is an award-winning bi-annual creative festival featuring more than 100 unique, unexpected, and creative experiences that are participatory, interactive, or offer behind-the-scenes access to artists or the creative process.

asa-logoAmerican Student Assistance
American Student Assistance® is a private nonprofit dedicated to opening the gateway to opportunity by revolutionizing the way students approach, finance, and repay their higher education. We do this by providing student loan education, and enabling the development of financial competencies through the use of innovative web-based tools and trusted, neutral advice—all free of charge to students and alumni.

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Genesis Baez
Genesis Báez is an artist from Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.  Her work utilizes photography, video, and performance to explore place, history, and our relationship to it. Báez received a BFA in Photography with honors from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston in 2012, and is currently traveling through North America, the Caribbean, and Europe.

BFITlogo_Horizontal_tagBenjamin Franklin Institute of Technology
Located in Boston, Massachusetts, Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (BFIT) is one of New England’s oldest colleges of technology, started with a bequest from Benjamin Franklin, and a gift from Andrew Carnegie. Since 1908, the private non-profit college has offered an affordable college education for generations of people seeking rewarding careers in technology.

Berklee_collegeofmusicBerklee College of Music
Berklee was founded on the revolutionary principle that the best way to prepare students for careers in music is through the study and practice of contemporary music. For more than half a century, the college has evolved to reflect the state of the art of music and the music business, leading the way with the world’s first baccalaureate studies in jazz, rock, electric guitar, film scoring, songwriting, turntables, electronic production, and more than a dozen other genres and fields of study.

BBeyond_logoBoston After School & Beyond
Boston After School & Beyond is a public-private partnership that seeks to ensure that every child in Boston has the opportunity to develop to his or her full potential.  Boston Beyond’s role is to expand learning and skill development opportunities for students.

Boston Ballet LogoBoston Ballet
Since 1963, Boston Ballet has been one of the leading dance companies in the world on stage, in the studio and in the community. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen, the Company maintains an internationally acclaimed repertoire and the largest ballet school in North America, Boston Ballet School.

Childrens LogoBoston Children’s Hospital
Boston Children’s Hospital is a 404-bed comprehensive center for pediatric health care. As one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States, Boston Children’s offers a complete range of health care services for children from birth through 21 years of age. (Our services can begin interventions at 15 weeks gestation and in some situations we also treat adults.)

Boston_Children's_Museum.svgBoston Children’s Museum
Boston Children’s Museum is the second oldest, and one of the most influential children’s museums in the world. It was founded in 1913 by the Science Teachers’ Bureau, a group of visionary educators dedicated to providing new resources for both teachers and students, as a center for the exchange of materials and ideas to advance the teaching of science.  For over 100 years it has been engaging children in joyful discovery experiences that instill an appreciation of our world, develop foundational skills, and spark a lifelong love of learning.

BCLA-54a1adba8b3f0Boston Community Leadership Academy
Boston Community Leadership Academy is a pilot high school in the Boston Public School system, uniquely focused on preparing students to be both college ready and community leaders. Now in its eleventh year, BCLA was the first Boston high school to convert to a pilot school, and serves an economically and culturally diverse student population in grades 9 to 12. Students are accepted into BCLA by an application and interview process, and those who attend must want to pursue a post-secondary education.

binca-logoBoston International and Newcomers Academy
Boston International Newcomers Academy is a Boston Public School that embraces new immigrant adolescent English language learners and their families. We teach English Language Learners across the content areas while cultivating native language literacy and culture. We partner with our families and community to ensure students will be college and career ready and motivated to pursue a life of learning and civic engagement by instilling the habits of ownership, perseverance, expression and service.

boston-makers-logo-e1403632130550Boston Makers
Boston Makers is a nonprofit organization working to create a safe, affordable, and collaborative workspace to cultivate a community of makers who share their work and expertise in art, technology, and culture.

MA_-_Boston_Police_BadgeBoston Police Department District E13
Working with our community partners, the men and women of E-13 have made great strides in promoting community policing and reducing crime in Jamaica Plain.

bpic_theme_logoBoston Private Industry Council
The Boston Private Industry Council (PIC) is a nonprofit organization that connects business, the Boston Public Schools, higher education, government, labor, and community organizations to create innovative workforce and education solutions that benefit Boston residents and businesses alike.

BPS-Logo-FOC (1)Boston Public Schools
As the birthplace of public education in this nation, the Boston Public Schools is committed to transforming the lives of all children through exemplary teaching in a world-class system of innovative, welcoming schools. We partner with the community, families, and students to develop in every learner the knowledge, skill, and character to excel in college, career, and life.

BYSN_Logo_ColorBoston Youth Service Network
The mission of Boston Youth Service Network is to collaboratively improve the quality and diversity of services for youth at risk that allow them to develop the academic, work-readiness, life skills and support structure necessary to become self-sufficient adults.

BottomLine_small_logoBottom Line
Bottom Line helps low-income and first-generation-to-college students get to and through college. We are committed to building strong connections with our students, providing them with individual support, and ensuring they have the guidance they need to persist and earn a college degree.

dl_bcmhc_logoBrookline Community Mental Health Center
The mission of Brookline Community Mental Health Center is to help people in difficult life circumstances and emotional distress feel better, function more effectively, and experience life more fully.

Brookside Community Health Center
Brookside Community Health Center, one of two health centers licensed by Brigham and Women’s Hospital, provides multi-disciplinary, comprehensive care with services in the following areas: Adult medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics/Gynecology (including midwifery), Family planning, Dentistry and Oral Surgery, Nutrition/WIC, and Mental Health and Social Services.


Bunker Hill Community College
Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) is a comprehensive, multi-campus urban institution. The Charlestown Campus is situated on 42 acres in the historic Charlestown section of Boston, Massachusetts. The College has a campus in Chelsea, Massachusetts, in the historic Old Post Office Building in Bellingham Square.

City Councilor At-Large Ayanna Pressley

City Councilor Matt O’Malley

cypatch_125px_8City Year
City Year believes education has the power to help every child reach his or her potential. However, in high-poverty communities there are external factors and obstacles students are faced with every day that can interfere with their ability to both get to school and be ready and able to learn. But it’s these students who need a bit of extra, individualized support. But there’s a gap between  the kind of help they need and the support the schools are designed to provide.

logo-mainCollege Bound Dorchester
College Bound prepares students to thrive in professionally and academically rigorous environments and stay motivated through the challenges of breaking cycles of dysfunction. Our core work revolves around the College Connections intervention model, which provides intensive academic and social-emotional support to equip students to overcome the barriers on their path to and through college.

client_id_46973_logo_1454029111.297The Community Builders
The Community Builders is a leading nonprofit real estate developer that owns or manages more than 11,000 quality apartments. Our business, infrastructure and community program investments help make neighborhoods work for people of all incomes.

CRI logoCommunity Rowing, Inc.
Community Rowing, Inc. (CRI) changes lives and communities by providing access to the sport of rowing and its profound social benefits. “Rowing for All” is our mission, and we are especially committed to delivering rowing to groups who can benefit from the social and health outcomes of our unique sport.

CSLogo_300dpi_smCommunity Servings

Community Servings is a not-for-profit food and nutrition program providing services throughout Massachusetts to individuals and families living with critical and chronic illnesses. We give our clients, their dependent families, and caregivers appealing, nutritious meals, and send the message to those in greatest need that someone cares. Our goals are to help our clients maintain their health and dignity and preserve the integrity of their families through free, culturally appropriate, home-delivered meals, nutrition education, and other community programs.

purple-logo-copyCompany One Theatre
The mission of Company One Theatre is to change the face of Boston theatre by uniting the city’s diverse communities through innovative, socially provocative performance and developing civically engaged artists.

PrintConexions at Wellington Management, LLP
Established to facilitate companywide connections among employees with a background or interest in Hispanic and Latin cultures, Conexiones offers a forum for strengthening employees’ personal and professional networks within the firm.

Screen-Shot-2013-11-04-at-3.05.58-PMConnolly Branch – Boston Public Library
This beautiful Jacobean style branch in the Hyde Square section of Jamaica Plain offers popular books and other materials in Spanish for both adults and children.

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DJ Sol Nova

DET logoDouble Edge Theatre
Double Edge Theatre was founded by Stacy Klein in 1982 as an artist-owned ensemble theatre, in which each member would be responsible for the art making as well as the business and board leadership. In 1994 the ensemble moved from Boston to a 100-acre Farm in the Ashfield Massachusetts Hilltowns to further the sustainability of the theatre and its international artist collaborations.

The English High School
The mission of The English High School is to challenge each student academically while fostering an enduring commitment to “honor, achievement and service to humanity.”

553258_191645774292592_1599412008_nEscena Latina Teatro
Escena Latina Teatro is a professional community-based theatre organization based in Boston, Massachusetts. Through it’s non-profit designation, Escena Latina Teatro brings quality theater productions to surrounding communities at affordable prices.

Pat Falco

Forest Hills RunnersForest Hills Runners
Forest Hills Runners is community running at its best (free and for everyone).  We believe in the power of setting goals and connecting with others. We bring people together from all populations in JP and its surrounding areas.  It’s both for Olympians and for people who have never run a step in their lives.

FH_logo_blue_large_PNGFreedom House
Freedom House is an independent watchdog organization dedicated to the expansion of freedom and democracy around the world.

Mindy Fried
Mindy Fried, M.S.W., Ph.D. is a sociologist with 30 years of experience conducting research, teaching, and conducting policy analysis on organizational and workplace issues. Over this period, she has consulted with diverse organizations, designing and implementing evaluation research initiatives, conducting strategic planning efforts, providing technical assistance on research design and organizational development, and providing management consultation.


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The mission of Girls’ LEAP (Lifetime Empowerment and Awareness Program) is to empower girls and young women to value and champion their own safety and well-being.

Raúl Gonzalez III

Goodwin-Procter-logoGoodwin Proctor LLP
Goodwin Procter LLP is a leading Am Law 50 and Global 50 law firm, with offices across the United States and in Europe and Asia. The firm was founded in Boston in 1912.

HarvardHarvard Medical School
Harvard Medical School has been synonymous with excellence in education, research and clinical care for generations. Since the school was established in 1782, faculty members have improved human health by innovating in their roles as physicians, mentors and scholars. They’ve piloted educational models, developed new curricula to address emerging needs in health care, and produced thousands of leaders and compassionate caregivers who are shaping the fields of science and medicine throughout the world with their expertise and passion.

HBLSA LogoHarvard Black Law Students Association
The Harvard Black Law Students Association (HBLSA) was founded in 1967. Today, HBLSA has grown to become the largest chapter in the National Black Law Students Association. Counting over 160 members annually, HBLSA reflects the strong Black community that is so integral to the diversity of Harvard Law School.

hria-logoHealth Resources in Action
HRiA believes that good health is a right, not a privilege. Everyone should have the opportunity to attain their full health potential regardless of socially and physically determined circumstances.

Bostons-Latin-Quarter-symbol-and-text3Hyde Jackson Square Main Street
Hyde Jackson Square Main Street’s mission is to create a safe, visually vibrant, economically sound business district in Hyde/Jackson Square; a district known as the heart of Latino life in Boston and that reflects the full diversity of Jamaica Plain.

Hacha Y MachateHYM Dance Company
Hacha Y Machete (HYM) is a Boston & Lawrence, MA based Salsa dance company focused on providing the best possible dance instruction in the greater New England Area.  We a multifaceted company offering salsa classes, dance performances, dance workshops, training groups, and latin dance instruction in Boston’s public school system.

ILC_logoThe Immigrant Learning Center
The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc. (ILC) of Malden, MA, is a not-for-profit organization that gives immigrants a voice in three ways. The English Language Program provides free, year-round English classes to immigrant and refugee adults in Greater Boston to help them become successful workers, parents and community members. The Public Education Institute informs Americans about the economic and social contributions of immigrants in our society, and the Institute for Immigration Research, a joint venture with George Mason University, conducts research on the economic contributions of immigrants.

ImprovJonesLogoSquare_grandeImprov Jones
Since 1992 Improv Jones has brought together the finest improv performers of Rhode Island and Southern New England to create fantastic improvised worlds of delight. Click around to learn more. And come see a show this week. Always different, always surprising.

IBAInquilinos Boricuas en Acción
Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción is a non-profit organization and a dynamic community-building agency that started in the South End neighborhood of Boston, to address displacement of low-income families due to urban development. IBA offers affordable housing and supportive programming to improve the knowledge, life skills and health of participants of all ages.

jpaa_main_upJackson Plain Arts Association
The Jamaica Plain Artists Association (JPAA) is made up of visual artists in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, who make and promote art in the community. Membership includes artists at various stages of development, including painters, printmakers, photographers, sculptors, potters, and more.

JPNDC-logo-2-2015-230-78pxJamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation
The mission of JPNDC is to promote equitable development and equal opportunity in Jamaica Plain and adjacent neighborhoods through affordable housing, organizing, and economic opportunity initiatives that improve the lives of low- and moderate-income people and create a better community for all.

JPSOON Final LogoJamaica Plain State of the Neighborhood

BPS-Logo-FOCJames W. Hennigan School
The Hennigan School provides opportunities for all students to succeed at the elementary level to prepare them for success at the middle and high school levels, college and beyond. We provide a rigorous curriculum focused on content-based knowledge.

BPS-Logo-FOCJohn F. Kennedy Elementary School
The John F. Kennedy School will develop a holistic approach to learning with thinking embedded in the Engineering Design Process (EDP), STEM incorporated into the curriculum, and integrated content. With this educational approach, students will become flexible and creative thinkers who persevere with any challenge presented before them.

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Established in Jamaica Plain, MA in 1981, J.P Licks has the freshest flavors of ice cream and frozen yogurt in Boston.

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In 2015, Jamaica Plain Porchfest featured 133 bands/solo musicians (as well as over 100 other performers, including spoken word artists, dancers, actors, storytellers and circus artists) on over 70 porches to a roving audience of 10,000 people!

Julia ZhoginaJulia Zhogina Photography
Julia Zhogina has captured innumerable events all over the world. Her trademark skill is simple and yet essential to her job: being ready for whatever might happen on the scene.

LasoLatin American Student Organization, Northeastern University
The Latin American Student Organization is a socio-cultural based student organization established in 1988 at Northeastern University.We strive to advance our culture and preserve our identity through continuous innovation, developing leaders, and getting involved in the community.

MASSCreative works with creative leaders, working artists, arts educators and arts and cultural supporters to empower creative organizations and the public with a powerful voice to advocate for the resources and attention necessary to build vibrant, connected, and creative communities.

The Massachusetts Literary Education and Performance Collective (MassLEAP) is dedicated to building and supporting spaces for youth to experience the transformative power of their own voices in community with one another. We exist as a platform for young people, artist-educators and organizers to foster positive youth development through spoken word poetry forums. We facilitate arts learning spaces and build relationships among communities throughout Massachusetts.

mass-mentoringMass Mentoring Partnership
Based in Boston, Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP) is fueling the movement to expand empowering youth-adult relationships  across Massachusetts. MMP serves more than 250 mentoring and youth development programs statewide supporting more than 33,000 youth in mentoring relationships. We assess programmatic needs and organizational capacity, as well as provide customized strategies that empower youth, families and communities.

matp-standard-logoMass Teen Pregnancy Alliance
We are the only organization in Massachusetts dedicated to ensuring that state policies and local programs effectively address the complex issues associated with teen pregnancy.

Match BeyondMatch Beyond
The mission of Match Beyond is to enable low-income young adults in Boston to achieve their college degrees and attain middle class employment.

Mayors_Mentoring_Logo_ColorMayor’s Mentoring Movement
Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the City of Boston have joined forces with Mass Mentoring Partnership to create the Mayor’s Mentoring Movement, an exciting initiative to increase the number of empowering relationships for youth in Boston.

Boston_city_sealMayor’s Office, City of Boston
The City of Boston is governed by the Mayor and the City Council with the assistance of various departments, agencies and commissions.

MYC (150)_tcm3-29648Mayor’s Youth Council
The Mayor’s Youth Council provides Boston’s young people with an active role in addressing youth issues.

MetaMovements is an entrepreneurial artist collective dedicated to using the arts as a tool for positive transformation of self and community, creating bonds, fostering meaningful relationships and creating lasting social change.

mount-pleasant-home-graphicMount Pleasant Homes
Mount Pleasant Home is a non-profit residential care home (rest home) for elders licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Our aim is to support the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health of women and men, aged 62 and older. From our beginning in 1901, Mount Pleasant Home has been a haven for seniors of all backgrounds and socio-economic statuses.

logo-MusicAndYouthMusic and Youth Initiative
We create accessible, sustainable, high quality music programs so every young person can experience the magic of music.

nclr-logo-111615National Council of La Raza
Every day Latinos work to make America stronger. They energize the economy and strive to make better lives for themselves, their families, and their communities. Our mission is to improve their opportunities for success in achieving the American Dream. Since 1968, the National Council of La Raza has remained a trusted, nonpartisan voice for Latinos. This is the community we serve through our research, policy analysis, and state and national advocacy efforts, as well as in our programs work in communities nationwide.

Northeastern-logo.svg_Northeastern University
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global, experiential, research university built on a tradition of engagement with the world, creating a distinctive approach to education and research. The university offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools, and select advanced degrees at graduate campuses in Charlotte, North Carolina, Seattle, Silicon Valley, and Toronto.

Jeremy OguskyJeremy Ogusky
Jeremy Ogusky is a studio potter, husband, hard worker, collaborator, and passionate fermenting evangelist (and founder of the Boston Fermentation Festival) living in Boston, Massachusetts. He strives to create work that has use.

PatriotsPatriots Charitable Foundation
The New England Patriots Charitable Foundation is the nonprofit organization established by the Kraft family in 1994 to support charitable and philanthropic agencies throughout New England. This support comes in the form of direct grants and the donation of signed memorabilia to charitable causes, and from Patriots players who offer their direct support by appearing at charity functions throughout the year.

Peterson Party CenterPeterson’s Party Center
Founded in 1877, Peterson Party Center has evolved into New England’s leading resource for tent and special event rentals. We are established with the areas most respected and talented caterers & event planners, corporations, production companies, charities and venues. We are constantly adding to our vast inventory of impeccably maintained items from tables, chairs, linen, china & glassware to all cooking equipment needs. We particularly pride ourselves in our tent inventory, which is the widest and most innovative in the Northeast and, for which, we can create custom design floors and staging.

Pico PicantePicó Picante
Picó Picante is a transnational bass party that amplifies the voices of forward-thinking club music’s localized cultures. Created in 2011, Picó is hosted the third Friday of every month at Good Life Boston.


header_logo_rightPine Street Inn
Pine Street Inn provides a comprehensive range of services, including permanent supportive housing, job training and placement, emergency shelter and street outreach to more than 1,600 homeless men and women each day. Founded in 1969, Pine Street is the largest resource for homeless men and women in New England.

ReadBostonReadBoston Storymobile
ReadBoston is the city’s only comprehensive early literacy program, reaching Boston’s children at all points in their day, all year long. We provide schools, childcare programs, community-based organizations and families with the resources they need to set Boston’s children on the path to reading success.

RCCRoxbury Community College
Roxbury Community College is a co-educational public institution of higher education offering Associate Degrees and certificate programs. RCC’s primary objective is to provide residents of the Commonwealth, specifically those individuals living in the greater Boston area, “optimum opportunity for access to a college education consistent with their interests and aptitudes and to reduce to a minimum economic, social, psychological and academic barriers to educational opportunity.”

smfa-032-RED-boston-BLACKSchool of the Museum of Fine Arts
SMFA has been educating artists since its founding in 1876. The School was conceived at the same time as the Museum itself, as the crucial second part of a mission to educate through the arts. SMFA was intended to be a school of art; not simply a technical institute, but a school of the most rigorous ideas and concepts. Since its founding, the School’s faculty, administration and curriculum have been dynamically engaged in questions of education in general, and art education in particular.

PrintSimmons College
Located in the heart of Boston, Simmons College encompasses the many benefits of a small university in the nation’s best “college town.” For more than a century, Simmons has offered a pioneering liberal arts education for undergraduates integrated with professional work experience. Today, we also offer renowned coeducational graduate programs in nursing and health sciences, education, liberal arts, communications management, social work, and library and information science.

HBLSA LogoSociedad Latina
Since 1968, Sociedad Latina has worked in partnership with Latino youth and families to end destructive cycles of poverty, health inequities, and lack of educational and professional opportunities in our community. Through our Pathways to Success model we pioneer new and innovative solutions to the most pressing issues facing Latino youth today, supporting positive youth development from age 11-21, creating a community that supports young people, and training all youth to advocate for themselves and their communities.

SJPHC LogoSouthern Jamaica Plain Health Center
Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center is a community health center licensed by Brigham and Women’s Hospital.  Every year, more than 10,000 patients in Jamaica Plain and surrounding communities make 45,000 visits to SJPHC.  Our bilingual staff provides these patients with comprehensive, high quality primary care.  At the Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center, we take pride in knowing our patients and providing health care in a friendly, personalized way.

Spontaneous CelebSpontaneous Celebrations
The origins of Spontaneous Celebrations date from the first Wake Up the Earth Festival in 1979. This festival was, in part, a celebration of the defeat of the proposed I-95 extension through many Boston neighborhoods.

State Representative Jeffrey Sánchez
Representative Jeffrey Sánchez serves as Massachusetts State Representative for the 15th Suffolk/Norfolk District, which includes the Boston communities of Mission Hill, Jamaica Plain, and Roslindale, along with Precinct 5 of the Town of Brookline, MA.

State Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz
Sonia Chang-Díaz is the first Latina elected to the Massachusetts State Senate. She is serving her fourth term on behalf of the Second Suffolk District, which is comprised of all or part of the Boston neighborhoods of Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, Hyde Park, Mattapan, Mission Hill, Roslindale, Roxbury, and the South End.

the-steppingstone-foundation-logoSteppingstone Foundation
Founded in 1990, The Steppingstone Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that develops and implements programs that prepare underserved students for educational opportunities that lead to college success. Based on the premise that, regardless of circumstance, children can achieve at high levels with effective preparation and support, Steppingstone programs emphasize rigorous standards and achieve meaningful results.

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Success Boston is Boston’s citywide college completion initiative. Together, the Boston Foundation, the Boston Public Schools (BPS), the City of Boston, 37 area institutions of higher education led by UMass Boston and local nonprofit partners are working to double the college completion rate for students from the BPS.

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Tails is proud to be 100% family owned and operated doggy daycare, boarding facilities, pet food and accessories, feline services, grooming, dog walking and training in Boston.

Teens Lead @ work logoTeens Lead @ Work
Teens Lead @ Work, provides an empowering environment where teens develop their organizing skills, reach out to other teen workers, and promote safe, healthy work and strong enforcement of the Child Labor Laws. The program builds bridges among native-born, documented and undocumented teens in the fight for young worker rights.

uAspire works to ensure that all young people have the financial information and resources necessary to find an affordable path to – and through – a postsecondary education.

ultraUltra Beauty Salon
Ultra Beauty Salon provides a friendly, down-to-earth approach to your visit to the salon. We seek to create a space where inner and outer beauty, wellness, diversity, and laughter are celebrated in a relaxing, fashion-forward environment.
UnitasUnitas Ensemble
Unitas Ensemble is a professional orchestra, based in Boston, that seeks to promote the performance and appreciation of Latin-American and Ibero-American music and culture. We highlight this lesser-known art form with captivating performances for ensembles of various sizes, outreach programs for schools and community groups, and the commissioning of new works for orchestra by Latino composers.

ULE logoUnited Latino Entrepreneurs
ULE Boston was originally started by a group of friends and family members from the neighborhoods of Boston, MA uncovering ways to impact the community.

UMASSB0STON_ID_blue_316x412University of Massachusetts, Boston
The University of Massachusetts Boston is nationally recognized as a model of excellence for urban public universities. The scenic waterfront campus, with easy access to downtown Boston, is located next to theJohn F. Kennedy Library and Presidential Museum, the Commonwealth Museum and Massachusetts State Archives, and the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate.

urban edgeUrban Edge
This new mission is a direct result of our 2015-2020 Strategic Plan and better reflects the new direction in which Urban Edge is now moving. It affirms our dedication not only to the construction of affordable housing, but also to the fostering of thriving homes everywhere. Our new mission also recognizes that we do this in partnership with a host of stakeholders, neighbors, staff, and a board of directors.

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U.S. Congressman Michael E. Capuano
Michael Everett Capuano is serving his ninth term as a Representative in Congress for Massachusetts’ Seventh District, which includes Chelsea, Everett, Randolph, Somerville, half of Cambridge and Milton and approximately 75% of Boston. He is the senior Massachusetts member on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Financial Services Committee. He was named to the House Ethics Committee in 2013.

Alberto Vasallo Jr.
Alberto Vasallo, Jr. is considered one of the Latino community of New England’s most recognized and respected pioneers. A true trailblazer in many fields, Vasallo is most readily renowned as an industry  leader in the Latino media and entertainment worlds.

Anabel Vázquez Rodríguez

WITWentworth Institute of Technology
At Wentworth, you will enjoy the best of both worlds: small college comforts and big city excitement. You will find a tree-lined quad, campus-wide wireless Internet access, modern and traditional residence halls, indoor and outdoor recreational facilities, and more on our 31-acre campus.

WestEndWest End House Boys & Girls Club
West End House is the largest youth development agency in the Allston-Brighton community providing high-impact programs that ensure that our young people are succeeding academically, exploring and mastering the arts, developing career readiness skills and adopting healthy lifestyles.

wheelockWheelock College
Since 1888, Wheelock College has been providing a transformational education to students passionate about making the world a better place—especially for children and families.

Whole FoodsWhole Foods Market, Jamaica Plain
At Whole Foods Market®, “healthy” means a whole lot more. It goes beyond good for you, to also encompass the greater good. Whether you’re hungry for better, or simply food-curious, we offer a place for you to shop where value is inseparable from values.

WilmerHale provides legal representation across a comprehensive range of practice areas that are critical to the success of our clients. We practice at the very top of the legal profession and offer a cutting-edge blend of capabilities that enables us to handle deals and cases of any size and complexity. Today, businesses face greater scrutiny and more “bet the company” issues than ever before. With a practice unsurpassed in depth and scope by any other major firm, we have the ability to anticipate obstacles, seize opportunities and get the case resolved or the deal done—and the experience and know-how to prevent it from being undone.

YJCYouth Jobs Coalition
We are a coalition of 40 youth and community groups from across the State of Massachusetts who work together to create more employment opportunities for teens.  As teens, youth workers, executive directors, members, and leaders, we believe that young people and community organizations should have a voice in the private and public youth employment policies that affect our lives.

ylclogoYouth Lead the Change
Youth Lead the Change (YLC) is a global youth leadership development program that empowers students to unlock their leadership potential by developing tangible solutions to global problems. Over the course of the five-day program, students work in teams to understand an issue they care about and create a social change project to address it.