The Youth Violence Prevention (YVP) Funder Learning Collaborative is a network of businesses, foundations, government agency funders, and key experts formed to share knowledge, identify funding gaps and promote dialogue to help funders and businesses coordinate and strategically align their efforts to increase their impact on youth violence in Boston.
The YVP Collaborative takes a public health approach to youth violence prevention and is focusing its initial efforts to ensure adequate funding support to five communities along the Blue Hill Avenue corridor: South End/Lower Roxbury, Dudley Square, Grove Hall, Bowdoin/Geneva, & Morton/Norfolk.
The work of the YVP Funder Learning Collaborative is driven by shared financial commitment from sustaining leaders: State Street Foundation, The Boston Foundation, and the United Way of Massachusetts Bay & Merrimack Valley.
5th ANNUAL FUNDER SYMPOSIUM
Exploring Career Pathways to Address Youth Violence
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 | 12:00 noon-5:00 pm
WITH REMARKS FROM
Thomas Menino, Mayor of Boston
Alison Quirk, Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources & Citizenship Officer, State Street Corporation
Paul Grogan, President & CEO, The Boston Foundation
Michael Durkin, Presiden & CEO, United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley
Youth and Community Leaders
Youth speakers and performances
Panel discussions from expert practitioners
Private and public sector keynote speakers
Learning and knowledge sharing with funders and key stakeholders committed to supporting youth.
On December 4th, 150 leaders came together to explore innovative strategies to invest in the futures of Boston's youth. The Symposium spotlighted evidence-based research to inform funder investments linking meaningful employment to violence prevention. The research also informed the Career Pathways Framework, a comprehensive approach to launch youth ages 10-24 on a path to education and career success. The framework includes practices, outcomes, and measures associated with academic and family supports, trauma-sensitivity, mentoring, and positive youth development.
To preview resources shared during the event, click here.