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AccesSportAmerica

AccesSportAmerica inspires higher function and fitness for children and adults living with disabilities through high-challenge sports and training.
 
Our year-round adaptive sports and training programs are designed to promote each person's highest physical and athletic potential while improving health, cultivating cognitive, social and emotional well-being and building a community that lasts a lifetime. 

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Adaptive Sports New England Inc.

The mission of Adaptive Sports New England is to increase participation in sports among youth and young adults who have visual or mobility impairments. 

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Agassiz Village

Our mission is to prepare youth for life’s journey. Our programs are an investment in the future, to inspire and enable all children, especially those who need our support the most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible leaders. We offer children the opportunity, in a village environment, to develop and practice leadership and life skills that will enhance their ability to be successful and happy in all areas of their live.
 
The mission of the camp goes beyond giving these children the opportunity to visit a different world, to meet a diverse group of new friends, and to try out new activities; it also encourages every camper to develop life and leadership skills that they can apply to their daily lives.

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All Dorchester Sports & Leadership Inc.

All Dorchester Sports & Leadership's mission is to provide a safe space and quality programming for youth participants with the goal of fostering self esteem and leadership skills through athletic and academic achievement.

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Appalachian Mountain Club

The Appalachian Mountain Club promotes the protection, enjoyment and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters, and trails of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. We believe these resources have intrinsic worth and also provide recreational opportunities, spiritual renewal, and ecological and economic health for the region. Because successful conservation depends on active engagement with the outdoors, we encourage people to experience, learn about, appreciate, and understand the natural world.

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Backyard Growers Inc.

Backyard Growers (BYG) is a grassroots initiative helping to reshape Gloucester’s relationship with food. We begin by providing resources and support to establish vegetable gardens at homes, housing communities, schools, and organizations. In the end we create life-long gardeners inspired by the power of growing one’s own food.


  

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BCYF Thomas M. Menino Community Center (Archdale Community Center Council Inc)

The mission of the center is to enhance the life quality of the residents in the neighborhood by partnering with various organizations to offer a wide range of comprehensive programs and activities according to neighborhood needs and interest.

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Beverly Bootstraps

Beverly Bootstraps provides critical resources to families and individuals so they may achieve self-sufficiency. We offer emergency and long-term assistance including: access to food, housing stability, adult and youth education, counseling and advocacy. We are community funded and supported.

 

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Beyond Soccer Inc.

Beyond Soccer is not a traditional soccer organization. We are a year-round, sports-based youth development program. The sport of soccer is the vehicle for connecting Lawrence kids and exposing them to new experiences, both on and off the field, that build confidence and create opportunities for leadership, healthy living and academic achievement.

We have a well-developed philosophy, track record, and working model of how sport can be used as a development tool to stabilize and improve kids’ lives, and combat social issues like childhood obesity and the disproportionate achievement gap linked to low income, minority populations, over an extended period of time. 

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Boston Area Gleaners Inc.

We are dedicated to rescuing surplus farm crops for people in need.  We deliver high quality, local produce to pantries and meal programs by working closely with local farmers who donate their surplus, and mobilizing volunteer labor to harvest what would otherwise be plowed under. Our goal is to build a reliable and sustainable surplus supply chain from local farms to our most vulnerable community members.

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Boston Fencing Club Inc.

The Boston Fencing Club, Inc., established in 1858, is the oldest fencing club in the United States. BFC was incorporated on May 21st, 1974, as a non-for-profit organization under Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 189. BFC provides people of all ages with the opportunity to study and practice fencing through a variety of programming in its current facility in Waltham, MA. This programming includes, but is not limited to, open fencing, group classes, and private lessons that aim to increase student self-confidence, self-esteem, and to promote physical fitness. These personal aims are coupled with the preparation to compete at local, regional, national, international, and Olympic levels. Moving forward, we hope to raise the funds to make this programming accessible—financially and physically— to all individuals across the metro-Boston area.

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Boston Harbor Now Inc.

Boston Harbor Now plans, advocates, and activates a harbor that is environmentally healthy, belongs to all, is resilient to climate change, and fosters economic opportunity.

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Boston Scores (America Scores New England)

The mission of Boston Scores is to provide at-risk youth with team-based education programs that foster their health and well-being, academic achievement, and civic engagement.

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Boston Self Help Center Inc.

The Boston Self Help Center Inc. is a 501(c) 3 non-profit run by and for people with disabilities and chronic illnesses. We are proud of our adaptive sports and recreation achievements and our history providing peer counseling, information and referral, multiple chemical sensitivity training, transportation advocacy, information and opportunities for individuals with disabilities.

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Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lowell

The mission of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell is "To inspire and enable young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens through dedicated staff and innovative programs, provided in a safe environment."

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Bread & Roses Inc.

Founded in 1980, Bread & Roses’ primary purpose is to ease the hunger of people in our community by providing a well-balanced, nutritious evening meal. All in need are welcome to our center to partake in a community meal in a peaceful, friendly environment. Guided by a spirit of hospitality and nonviolence, respect for the dignity of each person who comes through the door is a hallmark of our community. Upon further exploration of Bread & Roses, one will find much more than a soup kitchen as we have expanded to provide numerous human services. 

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Bread of Life

BOL is a faith-based ministry serving the communities north of Boston with a mission to feed the body and nurture the soul. We strive to feed the hungry, the homeless, the needy and the isolated; to offer spiritual nurture, support and hospitality; to promote greater peace and justice by addressing broader issues of hunger, poverty, and need; and to conduct our work in a spirit of respect and nonviolence.

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Cambridge Camping Association, Inc.

Cambridge Camping's mission is to provide meaningful experiences to under-resourced, urban children in supportive and inclusive camp communities through enriching and inspired programs. Every summer we provide quality, subsidized day and overnight camp opportunities for 400+ children in Cambridge and Greater Boston. Camp is where children laugh, play, join in, and make memories to last a lifetime.

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Camp Shriver--An Inclusive Summer Program for Children with and without Disabilities

Camp Shriver’s mission is to bring children with and without disabilities together to provide opportunities for social and motor development, while promoting positive peer relationships among campers.

 
Camp Shriver believes that all children should have the opportunity to play and learn--as equals.
 
 
 

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Cape Ann Farmers' Market

The Cape Ann Farmers’ Market (CAFM) connects local residents with healthy food, supports local food producers, partners with and supports local community agencies, and protects and improves the environment in our communities.

* We support local farmers and fishermen who are active stewards of the land and ocean.

* We connect local residents with the highest quality food possible while ensuring that it is affordable for residents who have limited food budgets.

* We work in tandem with others to realize community-wide changes that support more active lifestyles and increase the availability of healthy, affordable foods to help propel Cape Ann into a healthier future.

* We provide a venue and opportunity for local nonprofits to connect with the community to provide education and services.

* We are a home for emerging, small, local food businesses.

 

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Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Boston

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Boston programs serve the poor and working poor in your community with dignity and compassion. For over 100 years, Catholic Charities has helped families as they struggle to put food on the table, secure child care for their children and seek out better opportunities through education. Last year alone, Catholic Charities served over 200,000 of your neighbors of all faiths across Eastern Massachusetts. At Catholic Charities, we strive to help people become self-sufficient.
 

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Charity Guild, Inc.

The Guild was founded in 1971 by a group of 17 concerned women. At that time, Brockton was experiencing a decline of its predominant industries, footwear and textile manufacturing. The economic downturn resulted in many basic needs going unmet, and the Guild responded directly by providing food and clothing to the needy.
The official mission of The Charity Guild is to provide basic and necessary services to those unable to meet their primary needs of food, clothing and household goods.

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Charles River Conservancy Inc

The Charles River Conservancy (CRC) is dedicated to the stewardship, renewal, and enhancement of the urban parklands along the Charles River, working to make this extraordinary public resource more active, attractive and accessible for all.

The Charles River Reservation’s Lower and New Basins include 20 miles of shoreline, from the new harbor locks in Boston to the Watertown Dam, and more than 30 parks and green spaces along the way. The “ribbon of green and blue” of the urban river and its parklands give residents and visitors alike an enduring sense of place and a refuge for recreation, contemplation, and renewal. 

The staff and volunteers of this small but effective public-interest organization work together towards this shared vision of renewing our urban river parklands, which have the potential to be world-class parks. Building on the legacy of landscape architect and visionary Charles Eliot, the CRC focuses on providing what he called a, “democratic common ground for the enjoyment of all.”  

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ChopChopKids Inc

ChopChop’s mission is to inspire kids to cook and eat real food with their families. Our vision is to reverse and prevent childhood obesity.

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CitySprouts Inc

The CitySprouts mission is to develop, implement and maintain beautiful, resource-rich school gardens in collaboration with public school communities. Integrated into the curriculum, CitySprouts gardens inspire teachers, students, and families with a deep, hands-on connection to the food cycle, sustainable agriculture, and the natural environment.

CitySprouts introduces school gardens as a core element of children’s public school education. We believe that hands-on learning, environmental stewardship, and the experience of growing and eating food should be part of the public education all children receive. To this end, we partner with public schools to build their capacity to integrate the outdoor classroom garden into existing curricula and school culture. CitySprouts program serves public elementary and middle schools in Boston and Cambridge.

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CommonWealth Kitchen Inc.

At CommonWealth Kitchen (formerly CropCircle Kitchen), we believe that a resilient and equitable regional economy requires closing Boston's growing wealth divide.  
 
To realize this vision, we operate greater Boston's only nonprofit food business incubator and food manufacturing social enterprise.  We provide shared kitchens with integrated business assistance to promote inclusive entrepreneurship and create jobs with few barriers to entry, with a focus on people who have been impacted by racial, social, or economic inequality.
 
In addition, we leverage our commercial kitchen infrastructure to improve healthy food access for low-income families and strengthen our regional food economy.

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Community Boating, Inc.

The mission of Community Boating, Inc. is to enable “Sailing for All”. We offer sailing and other water sports to people of all ages, abilities, and means in the greater Boston area. We promote an accessible and welcoming environment that encourages learning, volunteerism, and community spirit.
 
As a cherished and historic asset in Boston, Community Boating will flourish as a recognized center of sailing excellence, delivering water-sports programs of quality that appeal to our diverse community of members.  

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    Community Harvest Project, Inc.

    Community Harvest Project's mission is to build an engaged and healthier community by bringing volunteers together to grow fresh fruits and vegetables for hunger relief.

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    Community Rowing Inc.

    Our mission is "Rowing for All" and we make rowing accessible without regard to individual ability, background, experience, or income. We enrich lives and our local community by providing rowing and its profound academic, social, and physical benefits to as many as possible.

     

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    Community Servings, Inc.

    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.

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    Dedham Community Association, Inc.

    The Dedham Community Association, better known as the Dedham Community House, is dedicated to promoting educational, recreational and civic interests to enhance the lives of all residents of Dedham and neighboring towns through innovative programs, community leadership and the preservation of its historic campus.

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    Dream Big!

    The mission of Dream Big! is to help low-income and homeless girls achieve their dreams by providing the basic items necessary to enable them to participate in sports and physical activities helping to lay the foundation for healthy, active lifestyles and quality learning experiences.
     

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    Esplanade Association Inc

    The Esplanade Association is a privately funded nonprofit organization that works to revitalize and enhance the Charles River Esplanade, preserve natural green space, and build community by providing educational, cultural and recreational programs for everyone.

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    EVkids, Inc. (formerly Earthen Vessels Inc.)

    EVkids empowers youth from Boston's inner city with the skills and confidence needed to realize their academic and personal potential. We create a community of support through multi-year 1-on-1 tutoring-mentoring matches with college student volunteers, professional family engagement and school advocacy, and a summer camp in Vermont.

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    First Descents

    First Descents provides life-changing outdoor adventures to young adults (ages 18-39) impacted by cancer.

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    Food for Free Committees, Inc.

    Food For Free improves access to healthy food within our community by rescuing food that would otherwise go to waste, strengthening the community food system, and creating new distribution channels to reach underserved populations. We envision a future where everyone in our community—regardless of age, income or ability—has consistent access to fresh, healthy, delicious food.

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    Friday Night Supper Program Inc

    The Mission of the Friday Night Supper Program is to serve a hot nutritious meal in a safe and dignified environment every Friday to anyone who wants one. 

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    Friends of Holly Hill Farm Inc.

    The Friends of Holly Hill Farm strives to enhance and preserve the resources and legacy of Holly Hill Farm including its organic farming operation, historic farm buildings, fields, woodlands, and salt marsh meadows. Our goals are to benefit local communities, provide healthy food, and educate people of all ages year-round about the practices of conservation and sustainable farming.

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    Friends of Mary Cummings Park, Inc.

    Friends of Mary Cummings Park Inc is a recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Mary Cummings Park, whose 210 acres are located in Burlington and Woburn, Massachusetts, is held in trust by Boston. The Friends organization was founded in 2007 for the purpose of helping to keep the park forever open as a public park and playground, to promote recreation consistent with the historic uses of the park, and to promote the protection of wildlife habitat and watershed.

    We are the only organization dedicated to promoting this park and to protecting it for future generations.

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    Friendship Home Inc.

    The mission of Friendship Home is to enrich the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families by providing quality respite care and support services in a safe and caring environment.

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    Gaining Ground, Inc.

    Gaining Ground grows organic produce for hunger relief with help from volunteers of all ages and abilities, who work and learn in our gardens.

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    Gedakina Inc.

    Gedakina is a multigenerational endeavor to strengthen and revitalize the cultural knowledge and identity of Native American youth and families from across New England, and to conserve our traditional homelands and places of historical, ecological and spiritual significance.

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    Greater Lawrence Community Boating Program Inc.

    The Greater Lawrence Community Boating Program engages people of all ages and abilities in recreational and competitive water sports and fosters youth development and leadership activities in an urban setting.



     


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    Greater Waltham Arc, Inc. (GWArc) (Greater Waltham Association for Retarded Citizens Inc.)

    GWArc's mission is to serve children, adolescents and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families in the community, utilizing a person-centered planning approach.  We provide quality, flexible programs, services and supports which maximize independence, foster inclusion, promote self-advocacy and build community connections.  GWArc programs are based upon self-determination, sound teaching practices and the latest technology.  GWArc is committed to advocacy and legislation to influence attitudes and perceptions so individuals may choose and achieve life goals.

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    Groundwork Somerville Inc

    Groundwork Somerville strives to bring about the sustained regeneration, improvement and management of the physical environment through the development of community-based partnerships which empower people, businesses and organizations to promote environmental, economic and social well-being.

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    Growing Places Garden Project, Inc.

    At Growing Places (GP), we believe in the power of gardening to improve lives. We help individuals, families, and communities realize the many health, economic, and social benefits of gardening by building gardens and the skills to maintain them in low-income communities in central Massachusetts. 

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    Hale Reservation Inc.


    The mission of Hale is to offer educational and recreational opportunities that develop self-confidence, inspire a passion for learning, and encourage an appreciation for the natural environment.

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    Healthworks Community Fitness Inc.

    Healthworks Community Fitness is dedicated to providing high-quality fitness opportunities for women and children in low-income neighborhoods in order to prevent and treat chronic diseases, improve health and fitness, and promote well-being and empowerment.        

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    Healthy Waltham

    To promote healthy lifestyles and well-being for families and underserved populations in Waltham through educational and collaborative programs that engage residents in healthy cooking and gardening, physical activity and involvement in natural open space within the community.

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    Highlands Coalition

    The Highlands Coalition is composed of people who live and/or work in the Highlands neighborhood of Lynn, Massachusetts.  We build gardens and rehab parks and promote healthy living. We train college-age youth to work with school-age youth on health and environmental issues. We work on issues such as voting rights, youth jobs, anti-crime, foreclosure and eviction-prevention.  We assist the Lynn Housing Authority with the Lynn Lead Abatement Program and plan to expand into housing development for low and moderate income people.

     
     

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    InnerCity Weightlifting Inc

    InnerCity Weightlifting reduces youth violence by connecting proven-risk young people with new networks and opportunities, including meaningful career tracks in and beyond personal training. We use the gym to replace the segregation and isolation caused by systemic racism with economic mobility and social inclusion-- disrupting the cycle that leads to urban street violence

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    Interfaith Social Services Inc.

    Founded in 1947, Interfaith Social Services is dedicated to improving life for South Shore families and individuals in need. Our unique approach relies on a team of volunteers, donors and community partners who deliver compassionate, client-centered programs focused on hunger, mental health and emergency assistance.

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    Level Ground Mixed Martial Arts Inc.

    Level Ground (LG) spurs urban youth to embrace a mindset of grit and resilience, and apply these values in the pursuit of their ambitions. LG couples athletic training with mentorship, college access, and workforce development so that youth can enter college and meaningful careers. With the assistance of LG staff and mentors, high school students map out their career interests and are placed on one or more tracks: college, technical degree, or workforce development.

    Level Ground currently serves 120+ youth across 4 sites: the Egleston Square YMCA, Trotter Middle School, Joseph Lee Middle School, and Boston Day and Evening.

    In September 2015, LG launched a 12-month Apprenticeship Program where 12 youth are currently pursuing a certification to become fitness instructors and personal trainers. To date, one LG student has received permanent employment at one of our gym partners, and 4 students have been placed with job shadowing partners. We expect 7 more students to enter job shadowing by April 2016. LG has 5 gym partners that have committed to hiring and/or providing job shadowing to youth. We aim to double this number by Spring 2016.

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    Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly

    Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly is a nonsectarian, nonprofit volunteer-based organization committed to relieving isolation and loneliness among the elderly.  We offer, to people of good will, the opportunity to join the elderly in friendship and celebration of life.

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    Living Waters Ministry of Hope

    Living Waters Center of Hope is a non-denominational faith-based outreach center in downtown Lowell, Massachusetts. It is a safe, non-threatening place with a home-like atmosphere where HELP, HOPE & HEALING is offered to anyone in need. A wide continuum of care is available to anyone in need; no documentation of need required. Most importantly we offer compassion, honor, hope, respect and dignity to all people who walk through our doors. Together we can walk people through the process of change.

     

     

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    Lovin Spoonfuls Inc.

    Lovin' Spoonfuls is dedicated to facilitating the rescue and distribution of healthy, fresh food that would otherwise be discarded. Lovin' Spoonfuls works efficiently to deliver this food directly to the community organizations and resources where it can have the greatest impact. Lovin' Spoonfuls is committed to addressing the health, environmental, and economic impact that food waste has on our community.


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    Massachusetts Horticultural Society

    Massachusetts Horticultural Society (Mass Hort) is dedicated to encouraging the science and practice of horticulture and to developing the public's enjoyment, appreciation, and understanding of plants and the environment.

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    Massachusetts Youth Committed to Winning Inc.

    Massachusetts Youth Committed to Winning, Inc.’s (MYCW) mission is to inspire, educate, and prepare inner-city youth with the necessary skills to become academic achievers, confident student athletes, active citizens, and effective leaders. MYCW is a year-round out-of school time program for low-income, at-risk, African-American boys and young men (grades 3-12) living in Dorchester, Mattapan, and Roxbury. MYCW connects participants’ love of sports with their need for multiple supports: MYCW youth come for the basketball but stay for the connections they make with caring adults who provide much needed tutoring, life skills workshops, community services opportunities, and mentoring.

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    Merrimack Valley Food Bank, Inc.

    The mission of the Merrimack Valley Food Bank (MVFB) is to help meet a person's most profound need for adequate nutrition and freedom from hunger. Through our partnerships and collaboration with poverty and anti-hunger non-profit organizations, MVFB addresses barriers that prevent low to moderate income families and individuals from accessing healthy food; engages the community to join our mission; and works to bring about economic change by providing low-income individuals and families with resources to improve their economic situation. Only through cooperative efforts can society initiate change, develop strategies to alleviate hunger and work toward improving the quality of life for all people.

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    MetroLacrosse Inc

    Using the team sport of lacrosse, MetroLacrosse fosters life enrichment, character development and healthy life choices in urban youth and teens in Boston and Chelsea. MetroLacrosse helps these children build skills and relationships to better prepare them for life achievement by maximizing positive personal relationships between uniquely trained coaches/mentors and at-risk children, who may be at a disadvantage socially, academically and emotionally because of the challenges prevalent in urban environments.

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    Mill City Grows Inc.

    Mill City Grows’ mission is to improve physical health, economic independence and environmental sustainability in Lowell through increased access to land, locally grown food and education.

    Since 2011, Mill City Grows (MCG) works towards food justice in Lowell, MA using the following strategies and programs: education in and out of schools, supporting community leadership through community gardens, increasing urban agriculture through 5 acres of urban farms, implementing a mobile market, and empowering people to produce their own food. Our Food Access and Food Education programs are rooted in the idea that a well-educated community will make healthier choices.

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    Minuteman Senior Services

    To help seniors and people with disabilities live in the setting of their choice by engaging community resources and supporting caregivers.

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    Mission Hill Health Movement

    The Mission Hill Health Movement strives to improve the health of Mission Hill residents and the community through partnerships, collaborations, education, and health and wellness activities and programs.

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    Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust Inc

    Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust protects significant natural, agricultural, and scenic areas and encourages land stewardship in north central and western Massachusetts for the benefit of the environment, the economy, and future generations.

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    Mystic Valley Elder Services, Inc.

    The mission of MVES is to support the rights of elders and adults living with disabilities to live independently with dignity in a setting of their choice by providing them and caregivers with information, advice, and access to quality services and resources.

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    Natick Community Organic Farm Inc.

    Natick Community Organic Farm is a nonprofit, certified-organic, public farm committed to providing productive open space, sustainable farm products, and hands-on education for all ages, year-round. 

     

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    Natick Service Council, Inc.

     Natick Service Council is an advocacy, referral, case management, and information center serving the most economically disadvantaged members of our community. We help clients meet basic needs for food, housing, and access to health care with the goal of promoting self-sufficiency. We are guided by the motto "Neighbors Helping Neighbors" and serve our fellow community members with dignity, compassion, and confidentiality.

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    Nuestras Raices Inc

    Nuestras Raices (Our Roots), Inc. is a non-profit grassroots organization that promotes economic human and community development in Holyoke through urban agriculture. Nuestras Raices draws its membership and leadership from the hundred and fifty low-income families and individuals that participate in its network of community gardens, businesses and coalitions. The organization was incorporated in 1993 in order to manage the LaFinquita community garden and to develop a greenhouse in downtown Holyoke. Nuestras Raices involves community members in all stages of planning, implementation and evaluation of its projects. The majority members of the board of directors of Nuestras Raices are current or former participants in the projects of the organization. All Nuestras Raices staff members are bilingual and the majority reside in the area affected by the organization's projects.

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    Optimum Health Solution Inc.

    To prevent obesity, chronic disease and malnutrition, especially in children, through the education and advocacy of healthy living.

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    Phoenix Multisport Inc.

    The Phoenix offers a free sober active community to individuals who have suffered from a substance use disorder and to those who choose to live sober. Using a peer support model, we help members heal and rebuild their lives while also striving to eliminate stigma around recovery.
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    Phyllis A Marine Association

    To promote the history of gill-netting in Gloucester, Massachusetts through the display and preservation of the fishing vessel Phyllis A.

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    Playworks New England

    Playworks’ mission is to improve the health and well-being of children, and enhance their education, by increasing opportunities for safe, meaningful play. Playworks transforms the playground into an unconventional classroom designed to foster social skills, improve student’s ability to focus, decrease behavioral problems and promote student leadership.

     
    The 2017-2018 school year marks the 11th year of Playworks New England, energizing education for 60,000 students across Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. Since our launch in 2006, we have grown from 7 to 120 elementary schools, been recognized as a Social Innovator by Root Cause’s Social Innovation Forum and recently selected as a 2012 EdVestors finalist for building strong school communities through improving school climate.

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    Project Bread - The Walk for Hunger Inc.

    Project Bread is committed to preventing and ending hunger in Massachusetts. To accomplish this, we provide access to affordable, healthy food for those who are hungry today and we work to eradicate the systemic causes of hunger.

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    Project D.E.E.P. Association, Inc.

    Project D.E.E.P. (Dorchester Educational Enrichment Program) is a nonprofit education program, which operates through collaborations with Boston Centers for Youth & Families and Mayor Thomas M. Menino. The mission of the program is to foster the educational, athletic and social growth and development of middle school children of all races, creeds and ethnic backgrounds throughout the Dorchester community.

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    Roxbury Youth Soccer League

    RYSL is a non-profit organization whose mission is to engage youth through the game if soccer. RYSL works to foster and support young individuals physically, mentally and emotionally on and off the field. It is RYSL's goal to strengthen a sense of community, team building, healthy lifestyle, positivity and pride, in addition to developing and excelling at the game of soccer. RYSL prides itself on being a consistent program in the Roxbury community. 

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    RWL Weightlifting, Inc.

    The Mission of RWL is to “build strong PEOPLE through weightlifting”, and shall be to enable RWL athletes to achieve sustained competitive excellence in Olympic competition and to promote and grow the sport of weightlifting in the United States. Additionally, RWL works with people challenged with adversity in their lives, specifically cancer and domestic violence. Our coaching education is of the whole person, not simply their physical self for athletic advancement.

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    Scituate CORSE Foundation (Community of Resources for Special Education)

    CORSE (Community of Resources for Special Education) was established by a group of dedicated parents and educators to raise funds to provide high quality and affordable programming so children with special needs can reach their full potential. CORSE has developed an innovative model that designs programming for children with special needs within a blended framework of integrated or specialized social, educational and recreational activities. Our variety of programs are staffed appropriately through customized staffing ratios and special education expertise so ALL children, those with and without special needs, can successfully participate together within their community.

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    SeniorCare Inc.

    SeniorCare Inc., a consumer centered organization, provides and coordinates services to elders and others, enabling them to live independently at home or in a setting of their choice while remaining part of their community.
     
    Serving elders and adults with disabilities in the Greater North Shore communities of Beverly, Essex, Gloucester, Hamilton, Ipswich, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Rockport, Topsfield, and Wenham; SeniorCare-sponsored RSVP Volunteers of the North Shore serve SeniorCare's nine communities and Danvers, Marblehead, Peabody, and Salem as well. 

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    Shooting Touch

    Shooting Touch is a non-profit sport-for-development organization using the power of basketball to educate and empower at-risk youth and the communities in which they live.

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    Somerville Homeless Coalition, Inc.

    The mission of the Somerville Homeless Coalition is to provide homeless and near-homeless individuals and families with personalized supportive services and tailored housing solutions with a goal of obtaining and maintaining affordable housing. 

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    Special Olympics Massachusetts Inc.

     The mission of Special Olympics Massachusetts (SOMA) is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of well-coached Olympic-type sports for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics Massachusetts also provides athletes with continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, prepare for entry into school and community programs, express courage, experience joy, and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics Athletes, and the community.

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    Sportsmen's Tennis & Enrichment Center (STEC)

    Sportsmen's Tennis & Enrichment Center builds leaders on the court, in the classroom and in the greater community by providing academic, wellness and social development programs alongside recreational and competitive tennis instruction for youth and adults. Sportsmen's is committed to improving life opportunities for youth in Boston's Blue Hill Corridor while welcoming a diverse community from the Greater Boston area.

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    Springwell Inc.

    Springwell provides comprehensive services to seniors, individuals with disabilities and those who care for them, guided by a commitment to the individual’s right to live independently in the community. This mission is a reflection of the agency’s core commitment to the dignity and self-determination of those who we serve.

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    SquashBusters Inc.

    SquashBusters’ mission is to challenge and nurture urban youth – as students, athletes and citizens – so that they recognize and fulfill their greatest potential in life.

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    Starlight Children’s Foundation New England

    When a child or teenager has a serious medical condition, everyone in the family is affected. The kids, their parents and siblings struggle, in different ways, to grapple with the intrusion of illness or serious injury into their lives. Starlight understands what families go through when a child is sick, and how important it is for families to find relief from constant worry and isolation. Our entertainment, education and family activity programs have been proven to distract children from their pain, help them better understand and manage their illnesses, and connect families facing similar challenges so that no one feels alone.

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    Strongwater Farm Therapeutic Equestrian Center Inc.

    Strongwater Farm Therapeutic Equestrian Center, Inc. operates with a mission to enhance and enrich lives by providing education, social opportunities and emotional support through equine assisted activities and therapies. We do this while honoring our core values – integrity, compassion, healing and safety. Our family oriented program succeeds through the efforts of our dedicated volunteers, knowledgeable staff and valued equine partners. We strive to create a safe, welcoming haven where individuals can learn, grow and heal through Therapeutic Riding and Equine Assisted Activities.

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    Tenacity Inc

    The mission of Tenacity is to enable post-secondary success by improving the scholastic character and physical development of less advantaged urban youth through a combination of literacy, skills development, family engagement, and fitness/tennis.

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    The BASE (Boston Astros Baseball Club Incorporated)

     

    The BASE seeks to rewrite the narrative for black and Latino youth by shifting mindsets and re-imagining pathways to success for urban youth.

    The BASE combines best-in-class athletic training and competition with empowering education, health and career resources and opportunities within a distinctive, high expectations culture to ensure that all urban youth are equipped with the skills, tools and support needed not only to graduate high school but also to enroll, persist and succeed in college or career training programs that lead to quality employment.

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    The Cookbook Project

    To ensure that all children have access to critical food literacy and cooking education by training educators, enrichment staff, parents, and volunteers to lead The Cookbook Project curriculum in their own communities. 

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    The Family Pantry of Cape Cod (Family Pantry of Cape Cod Corp The)

    The Family Pantry of Cape Cod’s mission is to provide food and clothing to those in need. We welcome people of every age, race, color, national origin, religion, residence, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, veteran, or any other status.

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    The Food Project

    The Food Project's mission is to create a thoughtful and productive community of youth and adults from diverse backgrounds who work together to build a sustainable food system. This community produces healthy food for residents of the city and suburbs, provides youth leadership opportunities,  and inspires and supports others to create change in their own communities. The Food Project has a vision of creating personal and social change through sustainable agriculture. 

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    The Greater Boston Food Bank, Inc.

    The Greater Boston Food Bank's mission is to end hunger here in Eastern Massachusetts. Our objective is to distribute enough food to provide at least one meal a day to those in need.

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    The Institute for Human & Planetary Flourishing

    We encourage the expansion of knowledge and exploration of ideas and practices for whole body and whole planet health.  We aim to meet the needs and interests of college students, faculty and the community at large.

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    The New Garden Society LTD

    The New Garden Society is run by horticulturists, landscapers and farmers who seek to expand green industry opportunities for our incarcerated and formerly incarcerated neighbors. The need to provide fresh produce for low-income residents in Massachusetts far outstrips current access. It’s a simple idea: incarcerated individuals gain the skills to transform barren prison yards into beautiful, productive food gardens. Community members gain access to healthy food while incarcerated individuals gain vocational skills.

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    The Open Door/Cape Ann Food Pantry, Inc.

    The mission of The Open Door is to alleviate the impact of hunger in our community. We use practical strategies to connect people to good food, to advocate on behalf of those in need, and to engage others in the work of building food security.

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    The Red Sox Foundation Inc.

    The official team charity of the Boston Red Sox, the Red Sox Foundation’s work is committed to using the passion fans have for this team to strengthen programs for at-risk children and families in our community. Our cornerstone charitable programs and initiatives include the Red Sox Scholars Program, RBI/Rookie Youth Baseball and Softball programs, New England Red Sox Service Scholarships, Massachusetts Little League Initiative, The Dimock Center in Roxbury, Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program and support for The Jimmy Fund.

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    Trustees of Reservations

    Founded in 1891, The Trustees of Reservations (The Trustees) is a member-supported nonprofit conservation organization that preserves, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts and works to protect special places across the state.

     

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    Urban Farming Institute of Boston (UFIB)

    The Urban Farming Institute of Boston's (UFI) mission is to develop and promote urban farming as a commercial sector that creates green-collar jobs for local residents in Roxbury, Dorchester and Mattapan and engage them in building a healthier, more locally based food system. 

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    Urban Food Initiative (Daily Table)

    At Daily Table we believe that delicious, wholesome and affordable food should be available to all. We are on a mission to help communities make great choices around food by making it easy for them to choose tasty, healthy, convenient and truly affordable meals and groceries. And we do this in a respectful manner that honors our customer.

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    Waypoint Adventure

    Waypoint's mission is to challenge people with disabilities to discover their purpose, talents and strengths through the transforming power of adventure. 

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    Wright-Locke Farm Conservancy, Inc.

    The Wright Locke Farm Conservancy promotes the understanding of agriculture, natural science, and history among the youth and adults of Winchester and surrounding towns through our educational, agricultural, social and recreational programs and through the use and presentation of the historic farm buildings and objects to help current and future generations develop skills that promote cooperation, self-reliance, and prudent respect for nature.

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    YMCA of the North Shore, Inc.

    Our Y welcomes all. We strengthen communities, educate and nurture children, and promote healthy living in spirit, mind and body.

    The Y: We're for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility

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