MPF’s Best of 2013
1. We broke youth participation records at our 2013 King Day of Service & Leadership!
Over 80 youth participated in service projects and workshops alongside Fellows, Northeastern students, and community members to honor the legacy of Dr. King.
2. We beautified Massachusetts at Opportunity to Serve!
150 Fellows, youth, and MPF Alumni came together in April to beautify the communities of Roxbury, Worcester, Lynn, and Brockton. Raised bed gardens were built, streets and beaches were cleaned up, and a park was prepared for spring!
3. We celebrated MPF Alum, Yves Singletary, who received the “Getting Things Done in Massachusetts Award!”
The Massachusetts Service Alliance awarded MPF Alumni, Yves Singletary, with this award which was presented to an AmeriCorps alumni who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to service. Yves continues to serve youth in his role at the Museum of Science’s Computer Clubhouse!
4. We were featured on BuzzFeed!
Thanks to our friends at Service Nation, MPF was featured in a BuzzFeed article, “20 Reasons Why AmeriCorps Rocks at Getting Things Done.” Reason #3 tells the story of how MPF and AmeriCorps have made a difference in the life of Travis Ross, one of our youth from Brockton.
5. We cheered on Class 14 as they graduated from MPF and moved on to impressive next steps!
Of the 39 graduates of Class 14, nine were hired on full-time by their host site organizations and twelve continue to serve with MPF as second years. All continue to make a difference in communities across the Commonwealth and the country!
6. We expanded our partnership with Northeastern’s University of College of Professional Studies!
Thanks to the generosity of our friends at Northeastern, we are now offering a 25% course discount to MPF Alumni and host site supervisors.
7. We welcomed Class 15!
40 talented, enthusiastic, and diverse Fellows kicked off their year of service with MPF in August and are already making a tremendous impact on young people across the state.
8. We served over 900 youth!
Through out-of-school time programs focused on academic enrichment, community service-learning, college and career readiness, social and emotional learning, and mentoring, Fellows built lasting relationships and offered resources to over 900 youth.
9. We celebrated AmeriCorps Opening Day with Wendy Spencer!
MPF joined over a thousand other AmeriCorps members from across the state to officially kick off the year of service. We were delighted to be joined by CEO of the Corporation for National & Community Service, Wendy Spencer, who spent some time celebrating with our Fellows.
10. We honored Mayor Linda Balzotti of Brockton with the Red Wagon Award!
We were delighted to present Mayor Linda Balzotti of Brockton with our Red Wagon Award in recognition of her service to youth and Fellows in Brockton.
Thank you for joining us at Pass the Wagon!
On December 6th, over 200 guests came together at Northeastern University’s Alumni Center to raise support for MPF at our annual fundraiser, Pass the Wagon. The event featured live music from Project Soul and a silent auction and raffle. Guests heard from Travis Ross and Kaitlyn Herrera, two youth who are currently involved in Fellow-led programs, who shared their stories of how Fellows have made an impact on their lives. MPF also debuted a new video, created by current Fellow Ben Morrow and MPF Alum Ellen Daoust, which highlights the stories of several youth from across the state who are working with our Fellows. MPF was thrilled to present our Red Wagon Award to Mayor Linda Balzotti of Brockton at the event. Mayor Balzotti has been a strong advocate for the Five Promises in her community and has worked tirelessly to support Brockton youth and the Fellows who have served at the Mayor’s Office. Thanks to Northeastern University, all of our generous event sponsors, and all attendees who helped make Pass the Wagon our most successful event yet! Your support will allow us to continue to serve thousands of youth throughout the Commonwealth.