Volume 7| Winter 2022
Winter 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.
BCF continues to work with community partners especially during this pandemic, which has caused a significant increase in demand for trauma-informed services and related psychosocial support services for residents in Metro Boston. BCF has teamed with three minority-owned nonprofit organizations who work deep in the community, servicing residents disproportionately impacted by trauma, violence and the COVID-19 pandemic. These partners include: Transitional Remedies Solutions Inc., which offers assistance to a vast majority of men and women who are transitioning into their respective communities, (https://trsboston.org/), Imaginal, Inc., Elevate Boston, and Young Merchants Club (YMS). Over the last 12 months these community partners working with BCF staff have delivered 9,381 direct service hours to 22,132 clients in Metro Boston. 
BCF staff members and interns have been honored to provide Rainbowdance® programming to nearly 250 children and 50 caretakers/parents throughout the Greater Boston Area this fall semester. After 18 months of virtual offerings, we are glad to be back with safe, in-person engagement. 
Now more than ever, as we all continue to face the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, we see the vital need to foster healthy social connections, and nurture the healing rituals in our beautifully diverse communities. This mission brings us to many at-risk communities this year, where we offer pro bono Rainbowdance® sessions:  

Julie’s Family Learning Program is a unique and special site in South Boston that provides childcare to young learners while their parents simultaneously engage in classes related to education, parenting skills, career development, and resiliency. It has been heartwarming to witness the children’s growing confidence with Rainbowdance®, as well as their connection to each other and their caregivers.
We have had the pleasure of reuniting with the community at Housing Families, Inc. in Malden after our virtual year together. We are continuously moved by the children and families’ resilience amidst the challenges of the pandemic. It has been marvelous to witness the children’s joy through Rainbowdance® as they build self-assurance and develop close friendships within their community.
At Everett's ABCD Head Start and Early Head Start, we joyfully met with children for the first time this autumn, after only meeting each other virtually last year. 
This Spring we also hope to return to in-person sessions with Eliot Family Resource Center in Malden, which provides many important services for families in the community. With the FRC, we offer a wonderful community drop-in group for the whole family to enjoy together. 
Additionally, we are happy to support our trained Rainbowdance® practitioners in the field as they implement Rainbowdance® at their sites: ARTrelief in Watertown, The Mather School in Dorchester, and Compass/Moms Do Care program at the Beverly Hospital. 
We also give much gratitude for our other Rainbowdance® recipients, MIT Westgate in Cambridge and Lesley Ellis School in Arlington, for having us join their communities this year. 
Register for the Spring Semester at the Dance Complex!
Class sizes limited and are filled upon receipt of tuition.

February 1-June 1, 2022

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

4:00pm - Rainbowdance® Preschool 3-5 year olds
4:00pm - 5-7 year olds (the Tuesday class will be filled first in this age level)

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
LMHC CEUs & Student Discount Available!

Next Training: June 2022
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