Trinity News Updates
November 23, 2022
It is easy to fixate on the harm and trauma caused by the racist and inequitable systems that confront of us every day. The magnitude of it all can sometimes amplify despair to its loudest decibel, and quiet hope to a whisper. In the same mind, we measure the need for healing to the proportion of harm and think, “That’s too big,” or “There’s nothing I can do…”
September 28, 2022
Earlier this month, there were services for three individuals who were central to the founding of Trinity Boston Connects (TBC): Bill and Julie Thompson, and the Rev. Sam Lloyd…
August 22, 2022
Racial Equity Senior Leaders Learning Circle (RELLC) is back and accepting applicants for its 2022-23 cohort! RELLC supports nonprofit leaders through a shared learning experience designed to support the application of individual and organizational racial equity practices for more diverse, inclusive, and racially equitable organizations…
July 18, 2022
Ride for Racial Healing at this Year’s Rodman Ride! Join Team Trinity on Saturday, September 24th, as we hit the roads in support of Trinity Education for Excellence Program (TEEP) for the 32nd annual Rodman Ride for Kids. Here are two ways you can get in on the fun…
June 10, 2022
Our hearts are overflowing with gratitude and joy today: THANK YOU for making this year’s Bostonians for Youth gala a night we all will never forget! And, being together again in-person after two years made it that much more special…
April 13, 2022
Our 15th annual Bostonians for Youth gala will celebrate our collective vision for an equitable Boston, focusing on Healing Through Action as our theme and clarion call. This year we are thrilled to honor New England Patriots defensive back, 11-time defensive captain and three-time Super Bowl Champion, Devin McCourty as our 2022 Leader of Change Award recipient!
March 29, 2022
Spring is in the air and our 3 Essential Community Practices (3 ECPs) are blossoming everywhere! It’s been so affirming to see the racial equity learning happening in each other’s lives through the #TBCRacialHealingChallenge posts some of you have been sharing. If you haven’t already, please visit any of our social media channels to get caught up and help move the conversation forward with a post of your own. In the meantime, read on to hear more about how our 3 ECPs are informing our programming along our 3 healing pathways (Youth Development and Leadership, Organizational Change, and Clinical Care)…
January 28, 2022
As we persist into a third year of COVID-19, we are reminded of just how devastating and life-changing 2020 was for everyone. We are filled with gratitude for the way you stood by us, and for how we stood as a community in support of our city’s youth…
January 1, 2022
Because of you, we connected many within our community of 1000 youth, 50 youth workers, and 220 youth-serving organizations across Boston to our programs, practices, and supports. You enabled our community to boldly face the dual pandemics of COVID-19 and systemic racism…
December 29, 2021
Healing every day is not just our call to action for individuals. It is also the work organizations must do to uproot white supremacy culture in their practices and policies, and create healing environments. This is especially true for nonprofit organizations serving communities of color and employing staff of color. Our vision for racial healing within organizations is carried out by Organizational Equity Practice (OEP), the consulting arm of Trinity Boston Connects (TBC)…
December 21, 2021
In Dr. King’s iconic speech, The Other America, he said riots were, “the language of the unheard.” He was speaking in reference to California’s Watts riots in August 1965, and the race riots in Harlem the summer before. Systemic racism provided the gasoline and the match that ignited both uprisings by rendering people of color invisible, and unheard…
December 17, 2021
December 15, 2021
December 8, 2021
The traumatic effects of systemic racism have a way of hiding in plain sight, allowing their impact to deepen and ripple through individuals, families, and communities. Whether those effects be health disparities or heightened violence, the scars they leave on the souls of youth and adults of color manifest in myriad ways…
November 30, 2021
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…
October 28, 2021
This Saturday, October 30th, Sole Trainers from across Boston will come together at Franklin Park for the 8th annual Sole Train 5K (ST5K), rain or shine! All supporters are invited to this epic celebration of community-building and mentoring in a 5K race…
September 30, 2021
Thank you again for making this year’s Bostonians for Youth (BFY) virtual gala a success! We celebrated our city’s youth, saw the impact of our collective work in action, and enjoyed an informative and inspiring discussion with NYT bestselling and Pulitzer Prize winning author, Isabel Wilkerson…
July 30, 2021
We are thrilled to announce that Pulitzer Prize winner, Isabel Wilkerson, will be giving the keynote presentation at this year’s Bostonians for Youth Gala! Ms. Wilkerson has become a leading figure in narrative nonfiction, an interpreter of the human condition, and an impassioned voice for demonstrating how history can help us understand ourselves, our country, and our current era of upheaval…
May - June, 2021
Spring is in full bloom and Boston is opening again with Massachusetts recently ranked among the safest states in the country because of our high vaccination rates (woo-hoo!). Trinity Boston Connects (TBC) is energized and mobilized as our healing work continues virtually, with limited in-person engagement until a full and safe return is possible…
april 16, 2021
Trinity Boston Connects is resolute in our healing response to the traumatic affects of systemic racism on youth, and the adults who serve them. This has always been our DNA, and work. And it is now officially our mission. Racial animus and harm may win a moment, or even several of them, but healing wins the day…
march 5, 2021
February 2, 2021
January 1, 2021
December 28, 2020
This year we witnessed a rekindled passion and protest for racial equity akin to the 60’s. A multi-ethnic, multi-generational, and multi-national movement for change has been sparked. And Trinity Boston Connects (TBC) is an active participant, delivering healing programs and services that address the traumatic effects of structural racism…
December 21, 2020
December 14, 2020
December 7, 2020
November 30, 2020
November 23, 2020
November 9, 2020
Congratulations to president-elect Joe Biden and vice president-elect Kamala Harris on a hard fought and historic victory, giving America its first woman of color VP! This election (and year) has taught us a lot. We have yet a long way to go when it comes to addressing White Supremacy Culture, structural racism, and healing from their deep and abiding harm.
Although our country has a new leader, the challenges facing youth of color are the same. Therefore, our resolve is the same. The race for president has reached its finish, but the pursuit for racial equity continues and we have the baton. Now, more than ever, is the time to assert ourselves in the name of change for our young people, and our communities. There’s much more to be done.
We invite you to learn more about racial equity and other critical community issues on our resources page, and/or donate to help further the work of TBC today.
October 23, 2020
BPS students, parents, and staff are back to fully remote learning once again due to COVID-19. These setbacks can make it hard to stay inspired. But this Halloween, Boston youth and families can be energized with an afternoon of community, fun, and sole at the Sole Train Virtual 5K! The festivities kick off Saturday, October 31st at 2pm with special guests, a virtual run, an Old Sole-led workout and a community chat…
september 31, 2020
Bostonians for Youth: Building a More Equitable Boston virtual gala is just two weeks away! Don’t miss out on a dynamic evening of storytelling, sharing, and community like we’ve never experienced. Register today to join the conversation as we recognize our city’s youth and explore the power of Healing through Connections in these uncertain times…
august 27, 2020
We’re happy to share that Bostonians for Youth (BFY): Building a More Equitable Boston will commence as a virtual gala! This year’s theme, Healing through Connections, is a call for healing from the traumatic effects of structural racism in this national moment of reckoning, and beyond. The virtual format offers us some exciting new opportunities to celebrate our city’s youth through enhanced storytelling, and for us to gather as a community en masse. BFY 2020 is not to be missed — be on the look out for more details coming soon.
july 29, 2020
TEEP staff, students, and alum are using social media to adapt their regular summer programming, creating new and fun ways to learn and build community online. On August 10th – 14th Trinity@McCormack will host their annual Summer Learning Institute: a 3-day experiential learning community for teachers, administrators, and school based-mental health professionals who are interested in creating trauma-responsive school communities. On September 26th Team Trinity will embark on a virtual Rodman Ride with their own self-directed adventures. Their efforts will support TEEP and all of TBC’s programs, serving more than 1,000 youth of color in Boston…
july 13, 2020
We are extremely grateful that The Boston Resiliency Fund has chosen to support TBC’s racially informed, trauma-inclusive clinical services for youth workers of color who serve on the front lines of non-profit organizations throughout Boston. Thanks to the City of Boston for supporting our critical work in an unprecedented time of need!
june 26, 2020
“I see clearly that I have been living in a bubble that allowed me not to see many of the fundamental problems in our society. My vision of progress has been revealed as an illusion. The thinness of that 1960s vision is apparent…” – Mike Parker, TBC Board Chair
june 22, 2020
In April, we were deeply saddened to share about the death of our longtime friend, supporter, and advocate, Juliana W. Thompson. She passed away peacefully at home on April 11th. Julie was beloved by all who knew her and was dedicated to working for those in need. Sadly, we now share that Julie’s husband, Bill, passed away on June 12th…
june 5, 2020
The deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery in just the past few weeks, coupled with the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on communities of color, remind us that while things may be different, little has changed for Black people in America….
may 5, 2020
Because of YOU, we’re still connected. Thank you for helping us continue to serve our city’s youth through these uncertain times. In observance of #GivingTuesdayNow, we wanted to share some of the ways your support has been carrying our work forward through COVID-19…
april 24, 2020
It is with deep sadness that we share news that our longtime friend, supporter, and Trinity Boston Connects advocate, Juliana W. Thompson, passed away peacefully at home on April 11. Julie was beloved by all who knew her and was dedicated to working for those in need. She and her husband, Bill, were founding and leading supporters of Trinity Boston Connects throughout the years, and ultimately ensured their support would help fuel TBC’s work for years to come. We are honored that the family has suggested that donations in Julie’s memory be made to TBC. With eternal gratitude, we extend our heartfelt sympathies to Bill and to their children, Don, Alex, and Margie, and grandson Timothy Fish.
april 1, 2020
We are deeply saddened to share that Rev. William Barnwell recently passed in New Orleans from complications related to COVID-19. Rev. Barnwell served as a priest at Trinity Church Boston from 1996-2002. His leadership was instrumental in the development of TEEP Boston.
TEEP New Orleans was established in 1966. When Rev. Barnwell came to Boston he brought the legacy of TEEP with him. We grieve with deep gratitude for his stewardship of TEEP and the broader Trinity Church community — he will never be forgotten! May he rest well and may his family find peace in this difficult time.
march 13, 2020
february 29, 2020
Please join us on March 26th for this year’s Bostonians for Youth gala (BFY) as we celebrate our city’s youth and honor Louise Burhnam Packard for her legacy of leadership that continues with Charmane Higgins, our new executive director…
january 28, 2020
This month Trinity Boston Counseling Center (TBCC) came together with community partners from across Boston to support Passion is Alive: a networking event to connect youth in the Department of Youth Services (DYS) to professionals in fields they’re passionate about…
january 22, 2020
Mark your calendars for the 13th Annual Bostonians for Youth gala!
december 7, 2019
What a year! Trinity Boston Connects has been incredibly fortunate to have seen so many milestones in 2019. We announced our new name, welcomed Charmane Higgins as our new executive director, following the footsteps of our esteemed founder, Louise Burnham Packard…
october 30, 2019
Last Saturday hundreds of Young and Old Soles from schools and neighborhoods across Boston gathered at Franklin Park for the 6th Annual Sole Train 5K. Runners and walkers of all speeds and ability came together to put their soles on the line and help each other finish the race…
september 28, 2019
Registration is officially open for this year’s Sole Train 5K! Don’t miss out on a chance to run/walk in community with like-passioned people putting their soles on the line for the greater good. The 5K is Sole Train’s biggest fundraiser of the year, and we hope you can join in on the joy that it sparks in Young and Old Soles alike. The awesomeness goes down on Saturday October 26th at Franklin Park — Shattuck Picnic Grove…
august 1, 2019
We are thrilled to announce Charmane Higgins (pictured right) as our new Executive Director and our new name as Trinity Boston Connects! Click below to read the full press release for more on the exciting changes.
july 25, 2019
This summer marks 20 successful years of TEEP! The Trinity Education for Excellence Program started in 1999 with just 34 students and has since served 700+ middle and high school students. Our mission remains the same as ever: to create a safe community where every member is inspired to discover, empowered to achieve excellence, and individually affirmed. We are thrilled with how far TEEP and its TEEPers have come.
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