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About the Community Outreach Committee

The overarching goal of the Community Outreach Committee is to support BEPC’s aspiration to cultivate a “giving back” culture by facilitating volunteer and philanthropic initiatives and enhancing public awareness of these efforts. Success would mean that every aspect of BEPC—from individual committee efforts, to vendor selection for BEPC events, to the adoption of value statement within the BEPC mission, to the creation of a BEPC charitable foundation, to our general cultural consciousness—will reflect this goal. If you have any questions, please contact a Public Community Outreach Committee member.


Nonprofit Partners

As members of BEPC, we have a unique opportunity to align our professional interests with how we give back to our community.  In that spirit, BEPC has chosen three organizations that are representative of our city’s excellent programs in education, college access, financial literacy and entrepreneurship to be our nonprofit partners and the recipients of philanthropic dollars raised through BEPC.  BEPC is proud to support More Than Words, Heading Home and Invest In Girls!

 
     
       


 Corporate Resources

Consider supporting the following nonprofit caterers and local food entrepreneurs as you plan your personal and corporate events:           
  • I Cater, 617.892.7775, 444 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118

  • Haley House, 617.445.0900, 12 Dade Street, Boston, MA  02119

Please check out this wonderful organization! 


ArtLifting empowers artists who are homeless and disabled through the celebration and sale of their artwork. By showcasing and selling artwork via ArtLifting.com, artists are securing their own income and gaining self-confidence that permeates all aspects of their lives.  As a social enterprise and benefit corporation, ArtLifting is using "business for good." Every artist earns 55% from the sale of their work; 1% from each sale goes to a fund, which provides art supplies to therapy groups nationwide; and ArtLifting uses the remaining 44% to further the company's mission.


Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities for you and your firm!
Does your firm offer a day of service?  Consider volunteering at one of the following organizations!


Mass Insight Education Young Professionals 4ED

The demographics of our schools are changing and we need to find more ways to support specifically minority and low-income students.  Mass Insight Education, a Boston-based nonprofit engaged in supporting public schools in Massachusetts and nationally, is excited to announce the launching of the Young Professionals 4Ed group with an event on Thursday, August 25th at 5:30 PM at Boston Beer Works.  For more information about Mass Insight Education and the Young Professionals 4ED event, click here.

Smart From the Start

Smart from the Start is a family support, community engagement and school readiness organization that has as its mission to prevent the academic achievement gap among young children living in the lowest income families and communities. Smart empowers parents and caregivers in under-served communities with the tools, resources and support they need to break cycles of chronic school underachievement and generational poverty.

Career Collaborative

Career Collaborative helps motivated, low-income adults obtain and succeed in a job interview with career potential. Each client participates in job search and readiness workshops and practice job interviews. Clients are committed to transforming their lives by setting realistic goals and applying for jobs with career potential. Volunteers are needed to conduct practice job interviews at Career Collaborative's office located at 77 Summer St. 11th Fl, Boston, MA. If interested in this volunteer opportunity and for further information, contact Louise Cabral at Louise@Careercollaborative.org or at (617)424-6616.

X-Cel Education

X-Cel’s mission is to make high school completion, post-secondary study, and sustainable career paths more accessible to underserved communities in Greater Boston, by providing flexible, customized instruction and career readiness development at no cost in convenient community locations. Through our partnership with Boston Cares, X-Cel employs widespread use of volunteers to assist our instructors in math, reading and writing instruction. Every week an average of 45 volunteers donate over 100 service hours to our adult students. This consistent donation of time and effort enables X-Cel to provide our individualized and small group instruction in our classes and to maximize the services that we can provide with the funds that are donated to X-Cel.

Budget Buddies

Budget Buddies helps low-income women become more economically self-sufficient and transform their lives by teaching them core money-management skills and pairing them with personal financial coaches.

Invest In Girls

Invest in Girls teaches high school girls financial concepts, exposes them to professional women role models, and introduces them to financial services companies and career paths in finance to empower them to become tomorrow's leaders.

Waltham Fields Community Farms

Waltham Fields Community Farm is a non-profit organization supporting farmland preservation, hunger relief and education. Contribute to field work, program assistance, event help, etc.

StreetCred

Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference?
Please consider volunteering with StreetCred a program that provides free tax preparation services in conjunction with health care visits to families using the Boston Medical Center (BMC) for pediatric care. Every year, 20% of US households entitled to the EITC do not claim the credit because eligibility is unknown, filing taxes can be complicated, and free tax preparation sites are inaccessible.

New England Center and Home for Veterans

Please consider volunteering at the New England Center and Home for Veterans, in downtown Boston. The Center is one of the nation's largest private resources for Veterans of every era who may be facing challenges and are at risk of homelessness. Their programs provide Veterans with meals, education, clinical support, employment and housing. Individual and group volunteers are appreciated.