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Trinity Boston Foundation Inc.

 206 Clarendon Street
 Boston, MA 02116
[P] (617) 536-0944 x 308
[F] (617) 536-8916
[email protected]
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EIN 04-2736718

LAST UPDATED: 01/30/2018
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Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years Yes


Mission StatementMORE »

Trinity Boston Foundation's mission is to unlock opportunity and change the odds for the youth of Boston. In partnership, we build communities that: affirm, inspire, and empower youth and their families; offer holistic support for physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being; and strengthen community health and cohesion across Boston.

Mission Statement

Trinity Boston Foundation's mission is to unlock opportunity and change the odds for the youth of Boston. In partnership, we build communities that: affirm, inspire, and empower youth and their families; offer holistic support for physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being; and strengthen community health and cohesion across Boston.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2018 to Dec 31, 2018
Projected Income $2,970,602.00
Projected Expense $2,970,602.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • 1) Trinity Education for Excellence Program (TEEP):
  • 2) Trinity Boston Counseling Center (TBCC)
  • 3) Sole Train: Boston Runs Together
  • REAL Alliance and Racial Equity Learning Community
  • Trinity @ McCormack

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Mission Statement

Trinity Boston Foundation's mission is to unlock opportunity and change the odds for the youth of Boston. In partnership, we build communities that: affirm, inspire, and empower youth and their families; offer holistic support for physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being; and strengthen community health and cohesion across Boston.

Background Statement

Each year, Trinity Boston Foundation engages more than 575 Boston youth, their families and staff of youth-serving organizations in holistic, long-term programs and support. These programs operate with the belief that dense webs of positive support are the key not only for the success of individual young people but also for larger-scale change.

Our work was born out of the strong social justice mission of Trinity Church. Our longest standing programs, Trinity Boston Counseling Center (TBCC) and Trinity Education for Excellence Program (TEEP) joined to become a subsidiary 501c3 of Trinity Church in 2007 and Sole Train: Boston Runs Together was added to the portfolio in 2009. In 2013, the Foundation piloted Trinity @ McCormack which integrates all three programs and provides Life Success Coaches and clinicians in one middle school to support the school's most chronically truant students.

Trinity Education for Excellence Program (TEEP) is a tuition-free, out-of-school time program for Boston public middle and high school students beginning in the 7th grade through high school graduation. Programming sets the bar high for academic achievement and promotes the development of life and leadership skills while encouraging college access.

Trinity Boston Counseling Center (TBCC) serves the mental health needs of individuals, families, and youth-serving Boston agencies by providing trauma-informed clinical and therapeutic counseling and mentoring services including: individual counseling, training and workshops, crisis consulting, embedded clinicians and life coaches, support groups, and an internship program.

Sole Train: Boston Runs Together is a non-competitive running and mentoring program. Sole Train runners learn that seemingly impossible goals can be achieved when they identify the necessary steps that need to be taken, attain support, and develop self-confidence. Runners are coached on transferring these skills to other areas of their lives to reach their full potential.

Trinity @ McCormack integrates these three aforementioned programs at the McCormack Middle School, a high-needs Boston Public School, and provides TBCC Life Success Coaches and clinicians for the school's most chronically truant students. By implementing a Sole Train team and recruiting McCormack students for TEEP, the Foundation provides multi-layered support to youth who are most in need of positive communities.

Impact Statement

In 2017, served more than 575 youth and families directly and reached another 10,000 through our partnerships. 

Sole Train: Boston Runs Together serves nearly 300 young people across 20 Boston Public Schools, with a goal of engaging 500 youth by 2020. Each year, Old and Young Soles alike participate in the Boston Run to Remember, completing either a half-marathon or 5-mile race.

Trinity Education for Excellence Program (TEEP) serves nearly 140 students each school year. In the summer program, TEEP employs 25 of our program's high school students. As in years past, 100% of TEEP’s high school seniors enrolled in college. 

The Trinity Boston Counseling Center (TBCC) delivered over 8,000 hours of clinical services in 2017, including support for more than 10,000 youth and their families at City Year Boston, Department of Youth Services, St. Stephen's Youth Programs, College Bound Dorchester, and Boston Public Schools.

Trinity @ McCormack saw its third full year of all of the Foundation's programs embedded at the McCormack Mddle School. A TBCC team of four – clinical manager, whole-school coordinator, and two life coaches – continued Trinity's presence with a caseload of 16 students  A Sole Train team is also embedded at the McCormack and the school sent students to TEEP in summer 2017. Many students saw an increase their attendance rates and behavior management skills.
Goals for 2016-2020 
  1. Deepen support for youth and their families by refining our program models and theory of change in response to measured outcomes and by adding needed services for youth (academic support) and families (wrap-around resource coordination).

  2. Help our current partner organizations to develop consistent, supportive, trauma-informed and racially equitable environments.

  3. Serve more youth by expanding the reach of our programs.  

    • Sole Train: Add 5 new sites each year, building to 30-35 sites and 500 youth served by 2020. 

    • TEEP: Engage our youth and build our retention in the program. Serve 200 youth by 2020. 

    • TBCC: Extend the impact of our embedded work by partnering with 3-5 more youth-serving organizations by 2020.


Needs Statement

1) Trinity Boston Foundation has identified a pressing need to secure funding to support our expanded Racial Equity Learning Community, which is focused on fostering partnerships and sharing best practices with other youth-serving organizations.
2) We are also looking for $75,000 of new funding this year to support our partnership with the McCormack Middle School (Trinity @ McCormack) which provides Tier 3 individualized services to a caseload of chronically truant students and helps increase the school's overall ability to provide social emotional support to its students.
3)  Sole Train: Boston Run's Together is our program that will most easily scale up to reach many more young people than the 275 it currently serves. We are looking for investors to help us finalize our model and then help it scale geometrically in the following two years, with the goal of serving over 500 students by 2020.

CEO Statement

When Trinity Boston Foundation was formed in 2007, the idea was simple: to leverage the resources of Trinity Church Boston on behalf of and in partnership with the people of Boston.

In the years since, Trinity Boston Foundation has focused its programmatic efforts on changing the odds for Boston’s youth, developed a strong and experienced staff, attracted new contracts, grants and individual gifts and built a signature fundraising event.

In 2012 the Foundation board and staff crafted a three-year strategic plan that has three objectives: 1) Deepen our programmatic support for youth, families and communities;  3) Access and deploy the full power of Trinity Church including our historic building and location, our congregation, and ability to convene and connect Boston; 4)Strengthen financial stability and operational excellence.

In 2012, we explored the possibility of acquiring another organization, the TRUST Project, a proven model for mentoring chronically truant middle school students and keeping them on track to graduate high school. TRUST closed its doors, but we have added their life coach mentoring model to our Counseling Center.

In the fall of 2013, we embedded all of our programs – youth leadership development, running, counseling and mentoring – at a BPS “Turnaround” school in addition to our other locations. With the belief that the density of support provided to students and staff is critical to individual and community health and success, we have invested considerable time and energy into the success of the DMC. In a year and a half, we have already seen a positive impact on attendance, behavioral incidents and overall school climate. The relationships that Life Coaches have built with students, families, staff, and administration have been instrumental in creating common understanding and repairing broken trust.

In the fall of 2013, we joined a cohort of organizations working with the Black Ministerial Alliance's Capacity Institute to build a performance management system that would hold us accountable for achieving the outcomes our programs are designed to achieve. We have overhauled how we evaluate our programs and are instituting more robust data collection to help us continiually look for ways to increase our impact.
The Foundation has currently embarked on a new strategic planning process to shape our goals and plans for 2016-2018.

I could not be more excited about what we have built together with the help of so many donors and friends.

Board Chair Statement

Helping to change the odds to create greater opportunities for the youth of Boston is the true heart of the Trinity Boston Foundation. The staff and board are totally aligned in their commitment to this work through our three primary programs, the Trinity Education for Excellence Program, Sole Train, and the Trinity Boston Counseling Center. We also believe in strong partnerships with organizations throughout the community that share our focus and values.

As an administrator in higher education, I have the pleasure of working at a college that has a very high proportion of first-generation and minority students. Daily, I see both the challenges and struggles that “opportunity” can present to these students as well as the transformations that happen when they are appropriately challenged and supported. Through Trinity, I am able to be involved in programs that help young people like these at earlier points in their lives, when supportive and effective developmental programs can make all the difference in which path their lives can take. Our entire board shares both the strong commitment to this work and the joy that it creates. We continue to build a board that has diversity in all areas to best inform the foundation’s work. With members from the education, business, finance and not-for-profit sectors, we seek to balance effectiveness and compassion, reach and depth, the bottom line and the heart. We not only give to this work, we are in turn transformed by it.

Through the commitment, expertise and deep understanding of the populations we serve, our staff has guided the successful development of our programs and brought us into partnerships with organizations including the Boston public schools, City Year, the Department of Youth Services, and more. Our leaders are recognized across the city and sought out for their expertise in working with youths, families and systems, with a special focus in the areas of educational development, trauma-informed care, and racial and restorative justice. Our goal is not to “solve a problem,” but to foster the development of whole individuals and healthy systems; while our three programs focus on different aspects of changing the odds, they are cohesive in their mission. By developing character, self-efficacy and connectedness, they help young people build lives of intent, become leaders in their communities, and chart clear paths to higher education and career success.

All of us at Trinity Boston Foundation hope that you will want to learn more about the work that we are doing across the city and welcome you to become a part of it.

Geographic Area Served

City of Boston- Citywide (Indiv. neighborhoods also listed)
City of Boston- South Dorchester
City of Boston- Hyde Park
City of Boston- Jamaica Plain
City of Boston- Mission Hill
City of Boston- Roslindale
City of Boston- Roxbury
City of Boston- South End/Bay Village
City of Boston- North Dorchester
We serve over 575 individuals each year primarily from Dorchester, Roxbury, Mattapan, Jamaica Plain, and the South End. Trinity Boston Foundation is committed to the idea that direct service to youth who have experienced racial inequity, violence and poverty—combined with real cultural change to address trauma and systemic racism in the systems and organizations that impact their lives—changes the odds and unlocks opportunity for all.

Organization Categories

  1. Youth Development - Youth Development Programs
  2. Mental Health & Crisis Intervention - Counseling
  3. Education - Elementary & Secondary Schools

Independent research has been conducted on this organization's theory of change or on the effectiveness of this organization's program(s)



1) Trinity Education for Excellence Program (TEEP):

The Trinity Education for Excellence Program (TEEP) empowers students to achieve excellence through our tuition-free character and leadership development programs.

TEEP’s mission is to establish a safe and supportive community with Boston’s youth of color where every member is inspired to discover, empowered to achieve, and individually affirmed.

TEEP Programming

We recruit TEEP participants during their 6th grade year. Once admitted they are enrolled for three consecutive summers, after which they are eligible to participate in the Leadership Development Program (LDP) for the four years of high school.

TEEP Summer Session consists of 5-weeks of academic, cultural, and community enrichment wherein the focus is on building supportive relationships and fostering a love of learning. Through project-based academic work and experiential learning opportunities that include rowing, sailing, yoga, creative writing, and photography, TEEP helps students develop academic confidence and discover their voice.

Academic-Year Sessions consists of monthly events where the focus is to foster community engagement, individual agency, and active leadership through:

  • Social & cultural community events (MS & LDP)
  • Access to academic support (MS & LDP)
  • Practice in short & long-term goal setting (LDP)
  • Job-readiness training (LDP)
Budget  $507,781.00
Category  Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent At-Risk Populations
Program Short-Term Success  TEEP students join a strongly supportive, tightly-knit community of young people and adults who commit to each other’s well-being over the long term. Every child can benefit from such a community, but for TEEP students, all of whom are students of color, the benefits of being part of TEEP are especially important. As young people of color, TEEP students navigate the weight of systemic racism in their daily lives. Many also live in unsafe neighborhoods, experience the stress of poverty and may face a variety of challenges at home. TEEP offers students an anchor of support, values to support intentional decision making and the opportunity to make a difference through support of their peers and mentoring of younger students.
Program Long-Term Success  We define long-term success as increasing the odds that youth will live lives of their own making, become leaders in their communities, and complete high school with actionable plans for college and/or career. In addition, TEEP's long-term goal is for youth to complete college or a program that's a good match for their interests/skills/needs, with some leadership role or community involvement.
Program Success Monitored By 

In summer 2017, TEEP joined Boston After School and Beyond’s Summer Learning Community (BSLC), utilizing their Achieve-Connect-Thrive (ACT) Framework for evaluating our program effectiveness and how we stack up with other youth development programs. The framework highlights the skills that evidence suggests young people need in order to succeed in school, college and careers. These align with the skills TEEP is focused on building and include:

· Achieve Skills: Critical Thinking, Creativity, and Perseverance
· Connect Skills: Social Awareness and Relationships, Communication, and Teamwork
· Thrive Skills: Growth Mindset, Self-Efficacy, and Self-Regulation

Measurement tools include pre and post surveys by teachers and staff and a retrospective survey by youth using the Survey on Academic and Youth Outcomes (SAYO-T and SAYO-Y), as well as an observation of the program in action by a third party, trained to administer the Assessment of Program Practices Tool (APT). In the first year, TEEP achieved results above the BSLC average in all three categories (Program Organization and Structure, Supportive Environment, and Engagement in Activities and Learning). In particular, TEEP excelled in practices related to youth relations with adults and peers and providing a strong social-emotional environment.

Examples of Program Success  100% of TEEP students graduate from high school and enroll in college.

2) Trinity Boston Counseling Center (TBCC)

Trinity Boston Counseling Center (TBCC) serves the mental health needs of individuals, families, and youth-serving Boston agencies by providing trauma-informed clinical and therapeutic counseling and mentoring services including: individual counseling, training and workshops, crisis consulting, embedded clinicians and life coaches, support groups, and an internship program. TBCC serves 250 students annually through its service model which embeds clinicians at City Year, St. Stephens Youth Programs, the MA Department of Youth Services, College Bound Dorchester, and the McCormack Middle School in Dorchester.

The TBCC program at the McCormack Middle School embeds staff to engage a caseload of 25 students identified by the school as chronically truant and at risk of dropping out. Life coaches and clinicians work one-on-one with these students on improving their attendance in school, increasing their positive behaviors, and managing their coursework. The team works with school administration and staff to better equip them to address the needs of students impacted by trauma and to build a supportive environment around all of the school’s young people.

Budget  $404,000.00
Category  Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent Adults
Program Short-Term Success 

Clients build a trusting relationship with a life success coach or clinician and develop personal or treatment goals to combat effects of trauma. Our clinicians work to foster resilience within youth and clarify their personal values.

Clients participate positively or constructively in school, learning to confront personal and systemic issues with confidence and capability. Increased self-efficacy enables youth to believe in their own ability to succeed in specific situations.

Clients understand the value of community and how to access its benefits. By creating safe communities, clinicians invite clients to explore a space where personal growth can happen.

Program Long-Term Success  TBCC's long-term success is the improved mental health of low income, traumatized youth in the Boston communities we serve. We believe that our work improves the health of the communities we work with by increasing the effectiveness of teachers and leaders at our embedded sites, and by improving school attendance of the youth we counsel.
Program Success Monitored By 

· Life coaches will track attendance rates of students on their caseload.

· Client Files: clients can identify two external community supports they use on a monthly basis in addition to clinician or life coach.

Client assessment tools (e.g.Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths Assessment).

Examples of Program Success 

1) Samaritan accreditation.
2) Expanded partnership contracts with City Year and St. Stephen's.
3) Created a clinical manager for community-based contracts position.

3) Sole Train: Boston Runs Together

Sole Train: Boston Runs Together is a community-building and mentoring program that uses running as a vehicle for setting and achieving seemingly impossible goals. As a supportive community of caring adults and peers, Sole Train champions young people as they realize their capacity for greatness.

From its first iteration in 2009, Sole Train has expanded from a 16-person program to a 20-site program with over 250 Young Soles (youth participants) and over 100 Old Soles (adult participants) at Boston Public Schools. Sole Train teams practice on-site twice a week and come together for community building events and races throughout the year, leading up to Sole Train’s culminating goal race: Boston’s Run to Remember, a five-mile race or half marathon.

Budget  $206,533.00
Category  Youth Development, General/Other Youth Leadership
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent Adults
Program Short-Term Success  Sole Train sets young people up with a physical activity that they can pursue for the rest of their lives without much added cost or challenges to access—the beauty of running is that all you need is a pair of sneakers.
Program Long-Term Success 

Participants are aware of the positive impact of exercise on their lives.

Participants have confidence in their ability to achieve a large goal and an understanding of how to break it down into smaller manageable steps.

Participants understand the value of community and how to access its benefits.

Program Success Monitored By 

The Sport Industry Research Center at Temple University designed a research plan to assess the participant change and organizational effectiveness for Students Run Philly Style. Sole Train has partnered with Temple University and Students Run Philly Style and will use this evaluation tool to benchmark success and progress against an established program. Multiple data collections options will be conducted in order to monitor changes in attitudes, behaviors, and academic performance. Areas of focus include:

· Academic Achievement and Attitude Behavioral Change

· Self-Efficacy and Confidence

· Motivation for Physical Activity

· Involvement with Sole Train

· Aggressive Behavior and Self-Regulation

Examples of Program Success  “Sole Train means a lot to me. The community and bond this club of runners holds is rare and precious. With the support of Trinity Boston Foundation, I was able to achieve something that, for the longest time, I did not believe I could ever fulfill... The best part is that I enjoyed every minute of it.” -- Sole Train student

REAL Alliance and Racial Equity Learning Community

Over the last five years, Trinity Boston Foundation has developed a staff team, first called the Anti-Racism Team and now the REAL Alliance (for Racial Equity, Awareness and Learning), that is united in a vision of Trinity Boston Foundation as an organization that acknowledges that racism exists and works to eradicate it. As the organization has grown and our staff has become more diverse, the REAL Alliance has been responding to a strong internal call to self-examination about the ways in which we have unwittingly been perpetuating systems of oppression in our internal structures and practices. From the REAL Alliance, the Racial Equity Learning Community (RELC) was born.

The goal of RELC was to create space where organizations could come together and discuss the various ways that racism show up in our agencies (hiring practices, fundraising, decision making, programming, etc.), and to share best practices, intervention strategies, but also to provide community to lessen the isolating experience of feeling alone in doing this work.

Budget  --
Category  Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, General/Other Ethnic Groups' Rights & Racial Equality
Population Served Adults
Program Short-Term Success  Coming soon
Program Long-Term Success   

While RELC is presently comprised of quarterly meetings that provide partner youth development organizations with the opportunity to share learnings and best practices, there are additional initiatives that we hope to enact through your support, including:

• Monthly Cohort Meetings: We would like to create small facilitated cohorts comprised of individuals (senior leadership, diversity officers, development directors, etc.) across organizations who can share specific practices in a discrete area of organizational life, and create community of like-minded people who share similar job responsibilities and challenges.

• Staff and Volunteer Training Sessions: Participating organizations have expressed a strong interest in racial equity and awareness training for their staff and volunteers, particularly in Building Relationships Across Difference. We hope to be able to provide a menu of training opportunities to youth-serving organizations to ensure that both staff and volunteers can effectively work with Youth of Color.

• Quarterly RELC Events: We will continue to strive to make the full RELC events relevant and practical, so that being an anti-racist organization feels somewhat practical and tangible to attendees, because they leave with specific goals and targets in mind.

Program Success Monitored By   

One of the four objectives outlined in Trinity Boston Foundation’s strategic plan for 2016-2020 is to "build Trinity Boston Foundation’s organizational structures and practices to reflect our commitment to racial equity and inclusion." Using a tool (the "Continuum") developed by Crossroads Ministry, the plan articulates a series of next steps:

• engage in a process of intentional restructuring based on anti-racist analysis and identity;

• audit and restructure all aspects of institutional life to ensure full participation of people of color, including their worldview, culture and lifestyles;

• implement structures, policies and practices with inclusive decision-making and other forms of power sharing on all levels of the institution’s life and work;

• work to dismantle racism in the wider community and building clear lines of accountability to racially oppressed communities;

• redefine and rebuild all relationship and activities in society, based on anti-racist commitments

Examples of Program Success  Coming soon.

Trinity @ McCormack

[email protected] is the most multi-faceted of our embedded contracts and serves as an Innovation Laboratory to discover what works for youth of color in Boston Public Schools. Born out of TBCC, a team of clinical social workers offer trauma-informed individual and group therapy, school success planning, classroom support and family case management to 20-30 students at high risk for dropping out of high school. Students are referred based on challenges with attendance, interpersonal behavior, and school engagement. Trinity’s program is designed specifically to address how experiences of trauma and toxic stress affect students’ ability to learn. Program interventions focus on increasing students’ sense of personal agency, self-regulation, self-worth, problem-solving skills, self-reflection, critical observation, leadership and future planning.

Budget  --
Category  Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) At-Risk Populations
Program Short-Term Success  Updates coming soon
Program Long-Term Success  We are promoting a safer and more supportive school climate by helping the school adopt our 3 Essential Community Practices. Community building rituals and routines, circles, student leadership, restorative disciplinary procedures and professional development are some examples of how Trinity is deeply impacting the culture of the school. We are also strengthening the McCormack’s relationships with external community resources to create a more responsive community of care network, within and outside of the school, to attend to needs, and offer opportunities. Streamlining access to mental health and family supports, beginning internships with UMASS undergraduates, supporting a “ Katie’s Closet” initiative to provide students with clothing and toiletries, and completely staffing the school library through Trinity volunteers are some examples of ways we are activating collaboration and developing a system of wraparound supports for students, families and staff.
Program Success Monitored By 

Updates coming soon.

While we once thought it was important to collect as much data as possible for all the programs, we now believe that we need to streamline our data collection, focusing on the most important measures, both to lighten the load on the program staff, volunteers and youth, and to ensure that we are able to stay on top of the key data (see attached Program Data Value Chain):

  • Attendance or Dosage: Did the youth attend often enough to get the necessary dosage?
  • Engagement: Did they participate fully and develop the strong relationships we hoped for?
  • Goal Setting and Achievement: Do they understand how to set and achieve goals? Were they successful?
  • Core Competencies: Did they develop the core competencies, which will ultimately result in our intermediate and long term outcomes?
    • Community Connectedness
    • Character/Resilience
    • Self-Efficacy

For the past two years, we have been using the Holistic Student Assessment (HSA) and the HSA-R (retrospective), developed by PEAR, to evaluate our TEEP and McCormack students and a survey developed by Temple University to evaluate our Sole Train participants.

Examples of Program Success  Updates coming soon.

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

Trinity Boston Foundation integrates trauma-informed approaches, restorative justice practices, and racial identity development into all its programs and aligns with an intervention model for preventing youth violence as defined by Boston’s Youth Violence Prevention Funder Learning Collaborative.


CEO/Executive Director Ms. Louise Burnham Packard
CEO Term Start July 2004
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience

Louise Burnham Packard, Executive Director - Louise is the founding executive director of Trinity Boston Foundation, having previously served as the senior development officer of Trinity Church. She brings to this position a strong educational background including five years as associate director of admissions at Yale University, as well as extensive experience as a development professional at Harvard Business School, Stanford Business School and the Central Park Conservancy (NY). Louise was a featured speaker in a 2011 lecture series on Social Entrepreneurship at the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco and contributed a chapter for the ensuing book, The Real Problem Solvers; Social Entrepreneurs in America(Stanford University Press). She is also the co-author of Central Park, A Visit to One of the World's Most Treasured Landscapes. Louise received her BA from Yale University and an MA in English Literature from Middlebury College. 

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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Priscilla Andrade Director, Trinity Education for Excellence Program

Priscilla Andrade starts as the third director of TEEP on January 1, 2016. Priscilla has been on the staff of TEEP’s 9th grade program, starting in 2009 as an English Language Arts instructor. More recently, she has been the co-director of the 9th grade program, assuming a leadership role in 2015. Priscilla has been a writing instructor at both Wheaton and Emerson Colleges. She received her Master of Fine arts in Creative Writing from Emerson College and her BA from Emmanuel College. Very highly regarded by her staff and peers at TEEP, Priscilla was a natural choice to assume leadership of TEEP.

Nate Harris MA, LICSW Director, Trinity Boston Counseling Center Nate Harris, MA, LICSW, has more than fifteen years experience working with at-risk youth. In 2003, he started TBCC's partnership with the MA Department of Youth Services (DYS), a relationship that today involves providing community-based clinical services to youth at the center of violence the city of Boston. He regularly facilitates Self Care and Resiliency trainings and groups to support frontline youth workers exposed to vicarious trauma. Nate has a deep passion for providing spiritually informed counseling for clients interested in engaging in a holistic approach to counseling to address the mind body and spirit. In the past Nate has developed and led a therapeutic arts program (Street Potential) focused in hip hop music and art for DYS youth. Nate holds a dual Master's degree in Social Work and Practical Theology from Boston College and completed a Post Graduate Fellowship at the Danielsen Institute in 2005.
Anne Hayes Chief Operating Officer Anne brings to Trinity Boston Foundation a strong background in strategy consulting, operations, and marketing. She began her career in consulting with Strategic Planning Associates. More recently, she has applied those skills in the non-profit arena as a board member and team leader at Community Action Partners. Her projects in the non-profit sector have included work for The Food Project, Raising a Reader MA, Agassiz Village, Families First, Trinity Boston Foundation and Read to a Child. Prior to joining Trinity Boston, Anne set up and ran the finance, human resources and operations for Tripleshot LLC, a start-up financial services software company. Earlier in her career, Anne worked in consumer products marketing at The Clorox Company, Stride Rite and Welch's. Anne received her BA from Dartmouth College and her MBA from Harvard Business School.
Rebecca Jackson LICSW Director of Community Learning & Racial Equity Rebecca joined Trinity Boston Foundation in November 2012. Rebecca has worked with Boston youth and families in various capacities for over ten years. She obtained her MSW from Simmons in 2009, where she was trained in trauma informed counseling at Children's Charter in Waltham.
Jessica Leffler MA, LMHC Director, Sole Train: Boston Runs Together Jessica Leffler, MA, LMHC, Director of Sole Train. Jess has worked with the Foundation since 2001. Inspired by her deep belief that running long distance races can build strong community, transform lives and inspire youth to realize their true potential, Jess helped found Sole Train in 2009. Jess can often be found trying to convince unassuming folks to come run! Jess received a BA from Vanderbilt University and an MA in Mental Health Counseling, with an Art Therapy specialization, from Lesley University.
Asha Ragin M.S., MAT, Ph.D. TBCC Associate Director of Clinical Services As the Associate Director of Clinical Services at TBCC, Asha helps to create a cohesive clinical approach and best practices for the embedded trauma informed model of care across our community based contracts. As a psychologist she helps oversee the quality of clinical work, provide supervision for staff and/or trainees, maintain individual therapy caseload, and assist in maintaining and supporting community-based contracts. Asha has experience in working with children, adolescents, adults, and families who struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, and chronic mental illness. She specializes in anxiety, depression, trauma, and bereavement/grief & loss, especially within the context of cultural, spiritual/religious identity and other related factors. She also works with individuals with a history of substance abuse who have maintained at least a year of sobriety. Her therapeutic approach integrates psychodynamic, interpersonal, cognitive behavioral, DBT/mindfulness, and multi-cultural therapies. Art therapy is also often incorporated in her clinical work and therapeutic approach. Asha has provided consultation and outreach to religious and faith communities. For example, she collaborated with other mental health professionals and pastoral staff in servicing the needs of a congregation that lost a member to suicide. In her spare time she enjoys all aspects of the arts but especially dancing. She occasionally takes modern, ballet, and African dance classes and is a member of the liturgical dance team at Bethel AME.


Award Awarding Organization Year
Executive Director Louise Burnham Packard contributed a chapter to The Real Problem Solvers: Social Entrepreneurs in America Stanford University Press 2011


Affiliation Year
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Member of state association of nonprofits? No
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External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
Samaritan Institute - Accreditation 2018


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- Boston Public Schools 
-Boston After School & Beyond 
- Barbara C. Harris Camp
- City Growers
-College Bound Dorchester
- Resilient Coders
- Community Rowing
- Thompson Island Outward Bound
- Program in Education, Afterschool & Resiliency (PEAR)
- Black Ministerial Alliance Capacity Institute
- Crossroads Antiracism Organizing and Training
- Massachusetts Department of Youth Services
- City Year Boston
- Boston Police Department
- Boston Police Runners Club
- Citizen Schools
- Communities in Schools
- Families United in Educational Leadership (FUEL)
- Lesley University's Urban Scholars Initiative
- Center for Restorative Justice at Suffolk University
- Roxbury Presbyterian Church Social Impact Center
- Roxbury Youthworks
- Steppingstone Foundation 
- uAspire
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Foundation Comments


Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 20
Number of Part Time Staff 3
Number of Volunteers 500
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 88%

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 10
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 9
Hispanic/Latino: 4
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 20
Male: 3
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Exempt
State Registration Yes

Risk Management Provisions

Accident and Injury Coverage
Automobile Insurance
Automobile Insurance and Umbrella or Excess Insurance
Blanket Personal Property
Computer Equipment and Software
Crime Coverage
Directors and Officers Policy
Disability Insurance
Employee Benefits Liability
Employment Practices Liability
Life Insurance
Medical Health Insurance
Workers Compensation and Employers' Liability

Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually


Board Chair Mr. Ronald Akie
Board Chair Company Affiliation Mount Ida College
Board Chair Term Mar 2016 - Mar 2018
Board Co-Chair Ms. Barbara Bauman
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation Former, Brigham & Women
Board Co-Chair Term Mar 2016 - Mar 2018

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Mr. Ronald Akie Mount Ida College Voting
Mr. Dave Aldrich Skyworks, Inc. Voting
Ms. Barbara Bauman Community Volunteer Voting
Ms. Jan Beaven Beaven Consulting Voting
Ms. Elaine Chow Year Up Voting
Mr. J. Ralph Cole Real Estate Development Consultant Voting
Rev. Rainey Dankel Trinity Church Boston Voting
Mr. Colin Diver Retired Voting
Mr. Dave Donelan Pegasystems, Inc. Voting
Ms. Sula Fiszman Esq. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP Voting
Mrs. Judith King Community Volunteer Voting
Ms. Louise Packard Trinity Boston Foundation Exofficio
Mr. Michael Parker Flagship Energy Partners Voting
Mr. Christopher Parris The Steppingstone Foundation Voting
Mr. Abizer Rangwala Accenture PLC Voting
The Rev. William Rich Trinity Church Boston Voting
Ms. Teresa Rodriguez Boston Public Schools Voting
Mr. Joel Rosen Community Volunteer Voting
Mr. Philip Rueppel Community Volunteer Voting
Mr. Geoffrey Smith Trinity Church Voting
Ms. Pipier Smith-Mumford Community Volunteer Voting
Anne Stetson Harvard FxB Center Voting
Monique Veale Dover-Sherborn Schools Voting
Mr. David Wright Black Ministerial Alliance of Greater Boston Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Mimi Bennett Community Volunteer --
Ms. Alex Burke -- --
Kathy Burns Sea Pine Partners --
Hardin Coleman BU School of Education --
Ms. Sandy Gardner -- --
Katherine Gross Charlotte Foundation --
Kevin Hepner Roxbury Community College --
Mr. Bill Kieffer -- --
Ms. Jean Krasnow -- --
Mr. Bob Ludwig -- --
Ms. Constance Perry -- --
Mr. Bill Steul -- --
Mr. Sam Thayer -- --
The Rev. Liz Walker -- --
Mr. Brad Wallace -- --
Shelby Wright Community Volunteer --
Paul Zintl Community Volunteer --

Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Advisory Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 5
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 17
Hispanic/Latino: 1
Native American/American Indian: 1
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 11
Male: 13
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 72%
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Under Development
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes

Standing Committees

  • Board Governance
  • Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
  • Finance

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

Constituent Board Members reflects Trinity Boston Foundation's Board of Visitors.

Foundation Comments



Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Total Revenue $3,320,679 $2,821,324 $2,200,564
Total Expenses $2,928,486 $2,940,524 $2,283,093

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$771,240 $826,891 $752,518
Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions $1,322,183 $687,510 $716,272
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue $28,879 $25,753 $44,497
Investment Income, Net of Losses $1,330 -- $15
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events $352,517 $364,157 $293,121
Revenue In-Kind $701,530 $746,013 $223,141
Other $143,000 $171,000 $171,000

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Program Expense $1,849,927 $1,777,675 $1,489,397
Administration Expense $731,997 $883,860 $489,195
Fundraising Expense $346,562 $278,989 $304,501
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.13 0.96 0.96
Program Expense/Total Expenses 63% 60% 65%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 14% 15% 17%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Total Assets $515,735 $101,626 $379,659
Current Assets $515,735 $101,626 $379,659
Long-Term Liabilities $0 $0 $0
Current Liabilities $55,986 $34,070 $192,903
Total Net Assets $459,749 $67,556 $186,756

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
1st (Source and Amount) -- --
-- --
-- --
2nd (Source and Amount) -- --
-- --
-- --
3rd (Source and Amount) -- --
-- --
-- --

Financial Planning

Endowment Value $2,340,000.00
Spending Policy N/A
Percentage(If selected) --
Credit Line Yes
Reserve Fund Yes
How many months does reserve cover? 1.00

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 9.21 2.98 1.97

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

Trinity Boston Foundation has grown every year in budget and staff size. Our strategic plan identifies the challenge of limited physical space that we will need to address in the next few years. Currently, staff are housed alongside the Trinity Church staff in Trinity's buildings. Although we are maximizing our use of every available square foot of office space, our plans for growth will require us to address this issue in the near term.

Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in the charts and graphs above is per the organization's audited financials.


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