Our annual fundraising dinner, Bostonians for Youth, is not your typical fundraiser. Each year, we invite two other organizations to partner with us around a common theme. Past partners include Boston Ten Point Coalition, Urban Improv, Roxbury Presbyterian Social Impact Center, FUEL, and the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute . In 2012, our partners are Justice Resource Institute and The Youth Violence Prevention Funder Learning Collaborative. Bostonians for Youth has raised over $900,000 to date and divided the proceeds among the partners. Why do we do this? Because no single organization can change the odds for Boston youth. Collaboration among non-profits can lead to more effective programs and serving many more people. If it takes a village to raise a child, we need to be the best village we can be.
Mark your calendar for Bostonians for Youth 2012 on May 2nd — see you there!