The Foundation for Boston Centers for Youth & Families was born out of the Community Schools movement in the 1970s. As new schools were being built throughout Boston, a committed and caring group of individuals advocated keeping them open during after-school hours. This dedicated group of Bostonians envisioned these buildings serving as neighborhood-based hubs of civic engagement and community resources, teeming with children engaged in variety of enriching after school activities. Their vision laid the groundwork for the establishment of a network of school-based and stand-alone community centers that offers an extensive range of high-quality, outcome-driven programs based on neighborhood needs and interest. Today this network of 35 community centers is operated by Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) the City's largest human services agency.
The wide-range of programing and events offered by the BCYF community center network would not be possible without the financial support of the Foundation for BCYF, a separate 501(c)3 organization focused on fundraising to support BCYF programs and events.
The Foundation for Boston Centers for Youth & Families support free and affordable programs for all ages and in every neighborhood. Its mission is to enhance the quality of life for Boston residents by partnering with community-based organizations to offer a wide range of comprehensive programs and activities according to neighborhood need and interest. The Foundation for Boston Centers for Youth & Families provides programs and services for Boston's families seeking:
Board of Directors
The Foundation is governed by a caring and committed volunteer Board of Directors. Board members have deep roots in Boston and provide strategic planning, fundraising, and support to Boston Centers for Youth & Families. Their work ensures that the programs reflect the needs and interests of the community and are accessible to all Boston residents.
Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) community centers serve Boston residents of all ages, providing preschool and school-aged education, youth employment, violence prevention and intervention, adult education including ESOL, GED, workforce development and family literacy programs, senior wellness activities, and recreation and enrichment programs for every age group. BCYF centers are located in every neighborhood, providing affordable programs for thousands of children and families representing Boston's diverse cultures and languages. For more info: www.cityofboston.gov/BCYF/
Foundation for Boston Centers for Youth & Families
1483 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02120
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