YVP Funder Collaborative
The Youth Violence Prevention (YVP) Funder Learning Collaborative is a network of businesses, foundations, government agency funders, and key experts formed to share knowledge, identify funding gaps and promote dialogue to help funders and businesses coordinate and strategically align their efforts to increase their impact on youth violence in Boston.
The YVP Collaborative takes a public health approach to youth violence prevention and is focusing its initial efforts to ensure adequate funding support to five communities along the Blue Hill Avenue corridor: South End/Lower Roxbury, Dudley Square, Grove Hall, Bowdoin/Geneva, & Morton/Norfolk.
The YVP Collaborative is an initiative of the State Street Foundation.
Information on 2013 YVP Funder Collaborative meetings will be posted when available. Please email email@example.com to request dates and join the mailing list.
The YVP Funder Collaborative invites all funders in the City of Boston to invest in youth violence prevention through meaningful employment. In its fourth year, the 2013 Employment Initiative continues to be an opportunity to leverage your investments in building safer communities for our city's youth. Please click here to view the 2012 Meaningful Youth Employment Investment Guide and share with funders in your network.
Bostonians for Youth
The YVP Funder Collaborative is excited to again be a partner of Bostonians for Youth 2013.
News and Updates:
Mothers for Justice and Equality Hosting April Empowerment Breakfast
On Saturday April 20th, Mothers for Justice and Equality will be hosting their monthly Empowerment Breakfast from 9:00-11:30am at Faith Christian Church (301 Harvard Street, Dorchester, MA 02124). This month's conversation focuses on civic leadership and features Congressman Ed Markey, City Councilor-at-large Felix Arroyo, and Lew Finfer of the Massachusetts Community Action Network.
To join, RSVP by April 15th to msmith@mothersforjusticeandequality or call (617) 516-8086.
For more information about Mothers for Justice and Equality, please click here.
Attorney General Eric Holder Expands National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention to Ten Cities
Attorney General Eric Holder announced that four new cities will be joining the White House's initiative to prevent youth violence: the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention. New Orleans, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, and Camden, N.J. will be joining the prior six national members that include Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Memphis, and Salinas & San Jose, C.A. All ten cities will participate in a working session together this fall, and will share the highlights of their respective city's efforts to combat youth violence at a national summit next spring in Washington, D.C.
To read the press release from the US Department of Justice , please click here.