As some of the most innovative cities in the world, how do Boston/Cambridge tackle issues of sustainability, opportunity, gentrification, and inflation (i.e., a general increase in the prices of goods and service)?
Get to know some of the local organizations working to provide a better future for all Boston/Cambridge residents and learn how easy it is to be a part of this life-changing process!
WHO'S IN THE ROOM?
Big Sister Boston is 100% invested in girls! Our mission is to ignite girls’ passion and power to succeed through positive mentoring relationships with women and enrichment programs that support girls’ healthy development.
Children Services of Roxbury (CSR) brings peace of mind to Massachusetts’ most vulnerable families, providing housing for homeless families, affordable childcare, children’s mental health services, intensive foster care, and youth development programs. Youth Purpose & Partnership (YPP), formerly known as Youth & Police in Partnership, is CSR’s longest running youth development after-school program that employs teens 14-18 with focus on leadership skill-building through communications and community engagement.
ChopValue uses recycled chopsticks to create stunning, high-performance office furniture, home decor, kitchen accessories, and games. What was once a chopstick becomes a statement.
Circular Economy Club Boston is a group of professionals and community members interested in learning about and applying the principles of the circular economy. We host workshops, networking events, panels, and discussions to share best practices in the industry, connect, and support one another in catalyzing circular economy innovation in the Boston area.
A circular economy is a model of production and consumption involving the sharing, leasing, reusing, repairing, refurbishing and recycling existing materials and products as long as possible.
Perkins School for the Blind is building a world where people with complex disabilities and visual impairments can learn and thrive. Through Perkins’ core programs and services, we work to fulfill our mission of serving children and young adults with multiple disabilities and their families around the globe, as well as the educators, professionals and researchers who support them, by focusing on innovation and excellence in educational services, accessibility and professional development.
Transformational Prison Project works to provide spaces where those who have been harmed and those who have done the harming can come together and engage in dialogue—to build understanding and empathy toward those who have been victims of violent crime. This is known as restorative justice. TPP is committed to understanding individual harms and the systemic harms that affect communities, more specifically communities of color.
Usefull’s mission is to replace single-use packaging with plastic-free returnable systems. We do this by providing our partners with proprietary technology and custom designed to-go cups and containers for users to check out and return – just like a library book!