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Our Latest Stories
In line with a true social movement and long before the days of community, political, or financial support, the Boston Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth, known more commonly as BAGLY was founded by LGBTQ+ youth. Since1980, BAGLY has operated as a youth-led, adult-supported social support organization, committed to social justice and creating, sustaining, and advocating for programs, policies, and services for the LGBTQ+ youth community.
What began as the story of one man’s family is today the story of many families working together toward a common goal – better treatments and a cure for a disease that threatens our most precious resource – our children. Cooley’s Anemia or Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder that reduces the production of functional hemoglobin (the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen).
The Boston Bulldogs Running Club is a true success story in every sense of the sentiment. Coach Mike Ferullo began this journey as an 8th-grade dropout, 15-year old drug user, hooked on heroin by age 17, in and out of detox, and sometimes jail until at age 22. From this experience, volunteering, and returning to finish his education, in 2015, he established the Boston Bulldogs Running Club for all those adversely affected by addiction.
BTSNE is a groundbreaking Regional Wrestling Powerhouse that utilizes the sport of wrestling to provide opportunities for youth to discover their full potential by building relationships within themselves, their team, and their community. BTSNE focuses on their core values, the five “E” High Fives: Engage, Enrich, Evolve, Educate and Empower. Their mantra states it all: to give kids a fighting chance by using wrestling as a tool and motivator to overcome socio-economic injustices.
Our focus is on Cycle of Lives, a nonprofit started in 2013, and its inspiring project that resulted in a recently published book that David authored as a result of his 5,000-mile solo 6-week bike journey across the country, from Los Angeles to Florida to New York, linking 15 people, all impacted by cancer in different ways: patient, survivor, loved-one, researcher or caregiver. His book focuses on the emotional experience of cancer for each of the folks he interviewed – his gift is to give the rest of us not just a bird’s eye view into his interviewees’ lives impacted by cancer but lessons in resilience, fortitude, and being present as reflections of our own emotional vulnerability.
Dare to Dance in Public Film Festival is devoted to the international genre of screen dance. They are committed to promoting dance that happens in the public realm & alternative sites outside of studios and off traditional stages… dance that explores place and space engages an unsuspecting public and intersects with film.
Impact Video Group, a social impact video production company that ideates, creates, and films social impact campaigns that have a positive impact on people, the planet, and the community is Boston Tweet’s Tom O’Keefe and his business partner and long-time friend, Jorgy Cruz’s latest endeavor. Using video as a medium to share authentic stories of doing good!
Tom O’Keefe, not realizing that he is a nonprofit, social impact entrepreneur, began Boston Tweet, an independent Twitter account that highlighted businesses and organizations in the Boston area that needed a boost to rejuvenate them and raise their visibility to keep them in business. So Tom has a history of seeing gaps and jumping in to close them and staying focused on making a difference in the lives of others.
Since 1949, the Variety Boys & Girls Club has responded to the needs of children in the Boyle Heights/East Los Angeles community by offering academic and leadership development programs that encompass a myriad of intellectual, social, and physical arenas.
Fairplay, formerly known as Campaign for Commercial-Free Childhood works to create a world where children’s lives are shaped by what’s best for them, not by corporate profits. One of their key projects, The Children’s Screen Time Action Network is a global membership organization, born out of the needs of educators, pediatricians, and other professionals working with children and the families they serve who are concerned about childhood tech use.