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We are a Cummings Foundation Sustaining Grant Recipient!
We are proud to announce that Cummings Foundation has chosen Friends of the Children-Boston for a Sustaining Grant, which will provide $250,000 in funding to serve our Achievers over the next ten years.

“It is truly an incredible honor to be chosen for this highly-selective award and to have Cummings Foundation’s confidence in the effectiveness of our model,” says Executive Director Yi-Chin Chen. “As a unique program that is both an early- and long-term intervention, this kind of support provides a cornerstone for our growth to better serve the children and youth who face the highest barriers to success in Boston.”

For the last four years, Friends-Boston has been receiving funding from Cummings Foundation’s $100k for 100 program. We are so grateful to have our partnership continue!

Joyce and Bill Cummings established Cummings Foundation, Inc. in 1986. At that time, the commercial real estate firm Bill founded in 1970, Cummings Properties, was thriving, and the Winchester, Massachusetts couple decided they wanted to give back in the Greater Boston areas where the growing business operated and where its staff and clients lived.

Over the years, Joyce and Bill donated the large majority of their commercial property to the Foundation. Today, nearly all of the buildings managed by Cummings Properties are actually owned by and operated for the sole benefit of Cummings Foundation. Clients who lease space at these properties feel good about this business decision, knowing that Cummings Buildings Power Charities.

To learn more about Joyce and Bill Cummings and Cummings Foundation, click here .
An Iconic Piece of (Dented) Sports History & Our Annual Friend Raiser
At the 14th Annual Friend Raiser, you will have a chance to see the Lombardi Trophy from the Patriots’ most recent Championship win in Atlanta. Grab your friends and make sure you take a photo with this piece of NFL lore! See the dent made by none other than Rob Gronkowski and Julian Edelman, and take a selfie from its “bad side.”

For a limited time, it is still possible to purchase tickets and sponsorships. Be a part of this fun and moving event that is so important to our community of friends and family:

Making Generational Change Happen
One Achiever at a Time
Friends-Boston  is the only nonprofit in Massachusetts providing youth in greatest need with 12.5 years of comprehensive professional mentoring and family support services - Kindergarten through high school graduation, no matter what!

Our Achievers are selected because they face significant risk factors in their homes and communities. Our long-term goal is that our Achievers will graduate from high school, matriculate to, and succeed in college and beyond.
Friends of the Children-Boston
Hibernian Hall
184 Dudley Street, Suite 100
Roxbury, MA 02119

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