Over the past year and-a-half we have been hyper-exposed to gross forms of racial harm, and collectively awakened to the need for racial healing. In action, racial healing is mostly recognized and experienced in the form of one-time, or short-term, DEI interventions for groups, and sometimes individuals. But it cannot stop there. White Supremacy culture means racial harm for both BIPOC and white people everywhere, all the time. Therefore, healing must happen for everyone, every day, and in every way.
That is the work of Trinity Boston Connects, and the work we all can and must do for ourselves, each other, and our broader communities. Healing happens every day through everyday acts of kindness like the giving of charitable gifts, volunteerism, or a kind word. As we begin our annual fund campaign, we invite you to give a gift of healing with a tax-deductible donation to TBC. Your gift will support our ongoing healing work with Boston’s youth of color and the adults who support them.
1 in 6 children in Boston are affected by adverse childhood experiences,
which profoundly affect their social and emotional learning (SEL) skills (ACES Boston Report, 2012). “Research confirms that youth with stronger SEL [skills] are more likely to have academic and career success, positive relationships, better physical and mental health, and meaningful contributions to society (Aspen Institute, 2017).”
We help youth achieve significant growth in social and emotional learning skills through our programs and partner with other organizations to help them do the same.
Our expertise lies in three Essential Community Practices (3ECP) that together work to support the growth and development of individual youth, create safe and supportive communities, and promote racial equity healing.
The heartbeat of our work is in the nourishing connection between young people of color and adults who champion their potential and invest in their success.
years of connection building across Boston
youth served each year through our direct-service programs
youth reached through schools, government agencies, and organizations with whom we share our expertise
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