We approach our work in collaboration with others to ensure the greatest impact and success. We launched new, cost-effective initiatives to address pressing socio-economic challenges.
Some of these program highlights include:
Girls' Development Group
In response to growing youth violence in the Dudley Square area, we launched a Girls' Development Group targeted to at-risk Latinas. We were able to activate this group thanks to the generous pilot project funding from Anna B. Stearns Foundation and the Amelia Peabody Foundation.
Celebra la Vida Con Salud Y Música
More than 13,000 people attended our 2nd Annual Latino Health Festival. We expanded our work with our national partner, Celebra La Vida Con Salud and with Mayor Thomas M. Menino and the City of Boston's Office of Arts, Tourism and Special Events. Last year we engaged Planned Parenthood of Massachusetts and Boston Public Health Commission, two strategic partners that will help to broaden our impact on reaching Latinos with public health services.
Community Based Participatory Research
Drawing upon research findings from our partnership with Tufts University and Northeastern University, we enhanced programming for our seniors with an art therapy group and educational workshops which promote good nutrition and mental health.
Work Place English
We expanded workforce development programs by providing our Workplace English classes on-site at Sterlingwear of Boston.