BOSTON RISING INC wrote -
About Boston Rising:
Boston Rising is an antipoverty fund. Our mission is to end the cycle of poverty once and for all in Boston by clearing the way for the next Rising Class. We execute this endeavor by mobilizing resources and investing in community led initiatives; one such initiative is the Grove Hall Trust.
The Grove Hall Trust is a first-of-its-kind, resident-led neighborhood foundation that puts choice and control for directing grand dollars directly in the hands of Grove Hall neighborhood residents and community leaders.
Investing in Resident-Led Community Change:
The mission of Grove Hall Trust is to enhance the quality of life in Grove Hall by growing local ideas.
The Grove Hall Trust makes grants to resident-led groups to spur small, grassroots community efforts. Residents may use the grant for a variety of activities and projects, and residents are encouraged to think in new ways about what will work in Grove Hall and how they connect with their neighbors.
Proceeds from this year’s Marathon will:
Support projects that promote and encourage community and innovative activities that increase the social connections and social capital within and among community members. This could include:
- Neighbor Circles organizing between residents
- Neighborhood revitalization projects (building playgrounds, building rehabilitation, fixing street lights etc.)
- Block parties
- Halloween Safe Street Parties
- Multi-cultural events and activities that specifically strengthen community ties