Join us for “Our Voices, Our Stories” Community Conversations on Trauma on April 30, 6 pm

Come to CommonUnity: Nights for Youth Peace for dinner, games, music & more! May 1st, 6 pm

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Thank You!

Read Rev. Liz Walker’s letter calling for prompt action on the Dearborn in the Boston Globe

A weekly evening program developed by—and for—youth: inspirational & educational speakers, “Chillax” hip-hop yoga for stress reduction, discussions to build community, good food and time to just hang out. Our youth employment program had such a profound impact; both court-involved teens are back on track this year, getting good grades, in sports, holding down jobs! We hope to employ 10 teens this season–please donate to help us help youth. Program starts on May 1st.

“Our Voices, Our Stories” Community Conversations on Trauma are monthly events that offer a safe space for people to gather to share their reflections and stories of trauma, loss, healing, and transformation.

“Our Voices, Our Stories” is part of the Cory Johnson Trauma Education Project, created in partnership with Still Harbor and Partners Health Care.

To learn more, call 617-445-2116 or join us on the last Thursday of each month.

Please consider donating to help keep our advocacy and programming growing in support of Roxbury’s youth.

Here’s what your donation will support:

$25 – Helps with outreach about Common Unity Peace Cafes

$50 – Covers a Tutor stipend for Learning Out Loud

$100 – Buys healthy food for CommonUnity Peace Cafes

$250 – Covers the cost of an inspirational speaker for CommonUnity

$500 – Covers the cost of a field trip for Learning Out Loud students

$1,000 – Pays for a monthly “Our Voices, Our Stories” community conversation on trauma







Our Accomplishments

  • Expanded Learning Out Loud tutoring to 26 weeks, serving Dearborn and Higginson-Lewis schools.

  • Secured $72 million for Dearborn 6-12 Early College STEM Academy, groundbreaking on June 19, 2014.

  • Created CommonUnity: Nights for Youth Peace a program by and for youth with inspirational speakers, youth employment and a fun, safe space for young people to create together.

  • Launched the Cory Johnson Trauma Education Project pioneering a new way to engage the community in providing support for those impacted by trauma and violence.

White House Seal

White House Award Winner!

The Social Impact Center was awarded a “Together for Tomorrow School Improvement Champion” by The White House Center for Faith-based & Neighborhood Partnerships for our work at the Dearborn School.

This was truly a great honor!

In response to two daytime shootings in the spring of 2013, including one directly in front of RPC just as we were taking students to the Big Apple Circus, SIC began to work with area non-profits and residents on new ways to stem violence. SIC brought young people to testify at statewide hearings on gun violence prevention, hosted large community meetings well-attended by youth and worked with residents of Warren Gardens to enact sweeping changes which resulted in a dramatic decrease in violence. Young people involved in these efforts helped to create CommonUnity: Nights for Youth Peace to provide a safe space for youth to build community in the warm weather months.

Your Support Helps These Future Leaders!