Volume 8| Summer 2022
Summer 2022 Newsletter
The Boston Children’s Foundation (BCF), founded by Robert Macy and Dicki Johnson Macy, is committed to ending the trauma that perpetuates a culture of fear, maladaptation and violence by turning youth’s natural energy towards healing activities, social empathy and positive relationships.

For more information on BCF's programming and interventions, please click on the individual links: Rainbowdance, Community-Classroom-Culture Based Intervention (CBI), and The Art & Technique of Isadora Duncan.
Dear community,

Happy Summer to you! These past few months at BCF have been filled with the gift of togetherness. Our return to live classes, trainings, and performances has brought joyful reunions, which we cherish with a newfound tenderness after so much time apart.

We also celebrate momentous transitions and new beginnings for our wonderful team members. With every change comes the opportunity for growth and transformation. Riding on the winds of change, we continue to recognize the importance of our community rituals, both ancestral and new, which guide and support us through our life journeys. We offer a heartfelt thank you to those in our community who have shared the journey with us, from dancing inside our living rooms on the virtual screen, to dancing outside on the grass in the summer breeze.

May this next season bring you rejuvenation, inspiration, and celebration!

-The BCF team: Dicki, Rachel, Ashlyn, Bella & Robert

Congratulations to beloved director, Dr. Dicki Johnson Macy, on receiving her Ph.D. in Humanities & Culture with a certificate in Creative Writing from Union Institute & University! Dicki’s doctoral dissertation explored the impact which western patriarchal scripting has had upon adolescent female identity development. At our annual June performance, Duncan dancers gathered together in dance to honor Dicki's glorious achievements and transformation.

34th Annual Student Performance
An Outdoor Celebration of Dance and Community

On Sunday, June 5th, The Art & Technique of Isadora Duncan held its first ever outdoor student performance to celebrate our return to dancing in person. Our Cambridge community dancers and families gathered at Magazine Beach Park with picnic blankets and lawn chairs to witness our dancing celebration.

With the earth supporting our dancing feet, bright skies and lush green trees at our fingertips, and the trickling of the river in the distance, we experienced the true essence of Isadora Duncan’s legacy.

Thank you to all our beautiful dancers and families that attended and participated!
Endorsed Rainbowdance® practitioner, Nick Dalton, shares about his work with Mothers Trust Mothers Place in Ganges, Michigan:

Mothers Trust Mothers Place is an interfaith community dedicated to gender equity as embodied by Sri Rama Krishna and Sarada Devi. We just helped reopen it after being closed for 5 years, as the matriarch passed on my birthday... Mothers Trust Mothers Place is focused on helping mothers and children. 

It's where our day of the homeschooling pod meets. We start our day with Rainbowdance in the temple space of the building.

Early this June, BCF welcomed back live trainings with our local Basic Rainbowdance® Trainings in Boston, MA! We are thrilled to have shared the joys of Rainbowdance® with so many wonderful teachers, early childhood specialists, clinicians, and graduate students this year. Congratulations to our new trainees!
This July, the California Chapter of the American Dance Therapy Association invited Dicki to be a guest speaker at their virtual event where she introduced Rainbowdance® to fellow clinicians and dance therapists. Thank you to all who attended and welcome to the Rainbowdance® community!
Our fabulous Erin is off to new adventures! Erin has brought so much love, laughter, and wisdom to our team and community. We are deeply grateful for her time with us and cherish all the wonderful moments we shared in the field and in the office together. We are overjoyed she is continuing to dance in our community. We love you Erin! We wish you all the best in your future endeavors!
Ashlyn O'Dowd, MA, R-DMT
Former 2020-2021 intern, Ashlyn O'Dowd, joined the BCF team last year after completing her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Dance/Movement Therapy at Lesley University. Since joining the team, Ashlyn has led Rainbowdance® groups in the Boston area, and provides 1:1 Rainbowdance® services to children and families. Congratulations to Ashlyn for her first full year as a dance/movement therapist at Boston Children's Foundation!
Bella Mazza, MA, LMHC, R-DMT
We are pleased to welcome our former 2019-2020 intern, Bella Mazza, to the BCF team! Bella received her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Dance/Movement Therapy from Lesley University in 2020. During her internship with BCF, Bella led Rainbowdance® groups and supported the transition to virtual programming in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are thrilled to have her return to our team!

A very special thank you to our graduate interns, Heather & Yuliana, for their leadership, teamwork, and dedication this year! It was such a pleasure to watch each of you bloom into such confident, tenacious leaders. Your joy, compassion, and warmth will continue to touch our community even in your absence. The world has amazing things ahead for you. Wishing you both all the best on your next endeavors!

Join our Fall Semester at the Dance Complex!
Class sizes limited and are filled upon receipt of tuition.

September 20, 2022 - February 1, 2023

Click HERE to Register for Duncan Youth Classes
10:30am - Rainbowdance® Toddler/Caregiver 1-3 year olds
4:00pm - Duncan 5-7 year olds
4:00pm - Duncan 8-11 year olds

4:00pm - Rainbowdance® Preschool 3-5 year olds

Click HERE to Register for Duncan Teen/Adult Classes
5:30PM - Duncan teen/adult

Individual Therapeutic Sessions are available upon request, and may be conducted virtually or in-person on a case-by-case basis. Please contact Dicki or Rachel to learn more.
Upcoming Trainings & Workshops
Basic Rainbowdance® Credentialing Training:
Training for Teachers, Clinicians, Social Workers, Childhood Educators & Caretakers
Student Discount Available! Contact us about LMHC CEUs.

Next Training: December 2-3, 2022 Click HERE for more info
Endorsed Practitioner Group Forum
We'd love to keep in touch with you, and hear about your Rainbowdance® adventures through the Rainbowdance Endorsed Practitioner Group Forum. This forum will be a wonderful way to stay connected, ask questions, and share news whether you are local or outside of the Boston area.

If you are an Endorsed Practitioner and would like access to the Forum please contact Rachel.
Ways to Support Our Mission
Make a Difference While You Shop
The Amazon Smile link will take you to smile.amazon.com, and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the item's price to BCF, at no cost to you!
Giving assistant has partnered with BCF to save you money while you shop! You will receive cash back for purchased items; you can choose to keep the money or donate it. Follow the link to learn more and start saving!
Thank you for supporting our mission of protecting children, women and families as we work to create and sustain violence-free communities. We live in a time when now, more than ever, at-risk populations are in vital need of preventative and compassionate care. Every life-changing dollar you donate helps us keep children and their caretakers safe and thriving, even in the face of trauma and violence.

Make a secure donation through PayPal Giving Fund or by sending a check payable to Boston Children’s Foundation and mail to:
Boston Children’s Foundation
850 Summer Street, Suite 206
South Boston, MA 02127

Boston Children’s Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization. Gifts are tax deductible to the full extent allowable under IRS regulations.
Contact Information
Dr. Robert Macy, Executive Director

Dicki Johnson Macy, Director

Rachel Assaf, Assistant Director
Boston Children's Foundation
850 Summer St, #206
South Boston, MA 02127

Phone 617-453-8984