Our current name - Trinity Boston Foundation, Inc. - is a misnomer, as we are not a foundation and do not give out money. We spend too much time explaining what we do not do, rather than what we do. With our new name and logo, truly representing who we are, we can focus on telling donors and other stakeholders what we do and how they can help, increasing donations and furthering our mission.
Trinity Boston's mission is to unlock opportunity and change the odds for youth of color in Boston. Our programs create safe and supportive communities that inspire our youth to express their voice, develop their leadership, and achieve their goals. We work with youth impacted by systemic racism and poverty through our three direct service programs and we partner with youth-serving organizations to effect enduring change in the systems and organizations that impact youth. Our three essential community practices form the foundation of our work: trauma-informed care, restorative justice and racial equity.
Trinity Boston works with youth impacted by systemic racism and poverty through our three direct service programs:
Trinity@McCormack supports the community of youth and staff at McCormack Middle School through individual clinical work, restorative justice practices and trauma-informed interventions.
Trinity Education for Excellence Program (TEEP) builds community through a pipeline program for 125 low-income middle and high school youth of color that includes academic enrichment, leadership development, paid work opportunities, peer mentoring, and college admissions support.
Sole Train: Boston Runs Together is a community-building and mentoring program that engages 300 youth and 115 adult mentors at 20 schools, using running to teach how to set and achieve goals.
In addition to our direct service work with youth, we partner with other organizations to effect enduring change in the systems that impact youth through our Trinity Boston Counseling Center (TBCC) and Organizational Equity Practice (OEP). TBCC provides coaching and consultation to youth workers in our partner organizations. With a focus on racial equity, OEP provides organizations with the tools necessary to address issues that can impede their work, including inequity in staffing and hiring practices, and program sustainability.