Food Education Fund

The mission of Food Education Fund is to prepare and empower their students to continue their education and cultivate sustainable careers through experiential learning in culinary arts, hospitality, and entrepreneurship.

First Tee of Massachusetts

The mission of First Tee of Massachusetts is to teach life skills and character values through golf. They build experiences that build character and empower kids to navigate a lifetime of new challenges.

Dean College

The mission of Dean College is to provide all students with the opportunity to discover and exceed their greatest aspirations. A personal and transformative community since 1865, Dean tirelessly inspires their students to unimagined heights through personalized support and integrated delivery of academic, co-curricular and experiential learning. Their graduates are lifelong learners who thrive in their careers, embrace social responsibility, and demonstrate leadership. This is The Dean Difference.

Christina Seix Academy

The mission of Christin Seix Academy is to empower extraordinary young people to grow “From Potential to Achievement” by addressing the systemic educational and other barriers that have historically held back children from marginalized communities. Christina Seix Academy prepares students to succeed in highly selective independent schools, which in turn provide them with rigorous academic development and access to a vast array of experiences, resources, and networks.

Boys & Girls Club of Greater Holyoke

The mission of Boys & Girls Club of Greater Holyoke (BGCGH) is to enable all young people, especially those who need them most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

A Better Chance

The mission of Glastonbury, A Better Chance (ABC) is to offer young men of color, demonstrated ability, good character and need, the opportunity to obtain an excellent education in the town of Glastonbury, CT.

Why Not Prosper, Inc.

Their mission is to help women from prison systems discover their own strength by providing them with the support and resources that will empower them to become responsible, economically self-sufficient and contributing members of the community.

Wayside Youth & Family Support Network, Inc.

The mission of Wayside is to “Empower children, young adults, and families to achieve greater independence and emotional well-being.” Their core values are strength, hope and resiliency. Wayside believes in a strength-based approach, focusing on affirmative and inspirational strategies

that promote sustainable change. They believe in the power of hope as a central factor in providing motivational resources necessary for change. Shared hope for a positive future is the underpinning of all that they do. Positive expectations promote psychological and physical well-being. Staff focus on developing hope-inspiring strategies that mobilize resources for sustaining healthy change. They firmly believe all people have the inherent ability to rebound, learn, and grow from life’s difficult experiences; they are supportive partners as people engage in the process of personal change.

Walker Therapeutic & Educational Programs

The mission of Walker is to transform the lives of children and youth who are facing complex emotional, behavioral, and learning challenges by partnering with these children and youth, their families, and communities to nurture hope, build strengths, and develop lifelong skills. Their vision is that all children will thrive in their family, school, and community.

The Center for Carceral Communities at UPenn

The mission of The Center for Carceral Communities, an initiative of the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania, is to work collaboratively with neighborhoods in West Philadelphia to help people with a history of incarceration re-engage with the community. The Center seeks to reverse the community-to-prison pipeline by helping participants harness their strengths and become leaders in the community.