What's With the Colors?
SVP is bold and bright—and we look a little bit different in each community. We invite you to get engaged in a personal way as you explore this website by selecting your own colors!
These organizations are fighting for the success of every child and young adult.
They are tackling some of our community’s most pressing issues in education, child health, youth job readiness, and family economic mobility. SVP Boston is honored to be their accomplice.
Boston CASA promotes and advocates for the best interests of children involved in abuse and neglect cases in Suffolk County. Read More »
Enroot empowers low-income, immigrant high school students to achieve academic, career, and personal success through mentorship, leadership development, professional internships, and academic support. Read More »
Trinity Boston Foundation
Trinity Boston Foundation aims to unlock opportunity and change the odds for the youth of Boston. Founded in 2007, Trinity Boston Foundation serves more than 500 Boston youth each year through a portfolio of programs focused on community, education, health and wellness, character and leadership development as well as clinical counseling services. Read More »
Union Capital Boston
Union Capital Boston, founded in 2012, is an approach to overcome the poverty trap for individuals, families, and communities. Read More »
My Life My Choice
Harnessing the strength of the collective voices of survivors, My Life My Choice empowers vulnerable youth to be agents of change in their own lives and in the movement to end the commercial sexual exploitation of children. Read More »
Families First promotes the secure and nurturing parent-child relationships that are the foundation of every child’s well-being and future success. Read More »
SVP is honored to have worked with more than 15 nonprofits since 2002.
Read more about some of these inspiring organizations.
Silver Lining Mentoring
Silver Lining Mentoring (formerly Adoption & Foster Care Mentoring) empowers youth in foster care to flourish through committed mentoring relationships and the development of essential life skills. Silver Lining Mentoring provides a targeted, specialized mentoring service for young people who have been removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect. Read More »
Phoenix Charter Academy Network
The Phoenix Charter Academy Network, a small group of high-performing high schools in Massachusetts, targets disconnected students who have been largely underserved by the traditional public school system. Read More »
LIFT-Boston’s mission is to help community members achieve economic stability and well-being. We are working to establish a new standard for holistic and enduring solutions in our country’s fight against poverty. Read More »
The Food Project
Our mission is to grow a thoughtful and productive community of youth and adults from diverse backgrounds who work together to build a sustainable food system. We produce healthy food for residents of the city and suburbs and provide youth leadership opportunities. Most importantly, we strive to inspire and support others to create change in their own communities. Read More »
Raising A Reader
The single most important activity for building the knowledge required for eventual success in reading and greater achievement in school is reading aloud to children. Read More »
Since 1967 we have been a resource and a place of support for individuals on the streets, serving over 800 individuals a year. Founded to provide a safe haven for runaway and drug addicted teens, today we create jobs, supply housing, offer skill training and provide long-term wraparound support services to help adults overcome their homeless circumstances and to live independently with dignity. Read More »
More Than Words
More Than Words is a nonprofit social enterprise that empowers youth who are in the foster care system, court-involved, homeless, or out of school to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business! Read More »
MathPower, originally named Boston Algebra in Middle School (AIMS) Project, was founded in 1989. Inspired by the work of civil rights activist Robert Moses, MathPower aims to create more effective ways to teach mathematics to urban children. Read More »
InnerCity Weightlifting (ICW) is a Boston-based non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring hope and providing a path to success for the area’s most at-risk youth. Read More »
Edwards Middle School
Just a few years ago, Boston’s Clarence Edwards Middle School was on the verge of being shut down. But by 2009, the Edwards had risen to become one of the highest performing middle schools in Boston, dramatically narrowing achievement gaps for its disadvantaged students. Read More »
Compass Working Capital
Founded in 2005, Compass Working Capital is a Boston-based nonprofit organization that provides incentive-based savings and financial coaching programs that enable low-income families to access opportunities, build assets, and achieve their financial aspirations. Read More »
Bottom Line was founded in 1997 to improve our community by helping low-income and first-generation-to-college youth get into college, graduate from college, and go far in life. Since then, we have helped thousands of students improve their lives and build stronger communities as role models, leaders, parents, and friends. Read More »
Boston Debate League
The Boston Debate League (BDL) was founded in 2005 to extend the benefits of debate to students who needed them most. In the 2013-14 academic year, over 900 students participated in the After-School Debate League – up from 611 the previous year and from 76 just five years ago. Read More »
Artists for Humanity
Artists For Humanity's mission is to bridge economic, racial, and social divisions by providing underserved youth with the keys to self-sufficiency through paid employment in the arts. Read More »
826 Boston is dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Our services are structured around the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Read More »