In 2017, Jaquan Bennett was in Mattapan looking for a bite to eat when he met a man working in the Boston Center for Youth and Families Streetworker Program that works to prevent violence and connect kids and families to important resources. The streetworker told the then-27-year-old about a city program that could help him learn a skilled trade.Read More
Joshua Curtiss of South Boston zigzagged across a patch of dirt this summer as he tried to capture a goat, a circus-like chase that the 19-year-old found both amusing and frightening during an eye-opening trip to remote areas of Kenya and Tanzania.
“I didn’t know if it’d attack me or what,” Curtiss recalled with a smileRead More
Prior to launching the BASE, Robert Lewis Jr. was the vice president of philanthropy at The Boston Foundation, where he was making an impact in the community by granting about $20 million to various efforts.
For someone who had spent years trying to make a difference by improving the lives of others, that role might have seemed like the perfect job.Read More
A few years ago, Denzel Florvil found himself fresh off a stint in prison and full of uncertainty about his future. He had no car, no high school education and no confidence that he could successfully interview for a job.Read More
When the nonprofit Bottom Line was founded in 1997 to help increase career-ready college graduates, a good guarantor of success was the completion of a bachelor’s degree. These days, simply turning a tassel from right to left isn’t enough as companies operating in the world’s most competitive economy seek top-tier talent with a proven skillset.Read More
Virtually every business in the country relies on computer programs to operate. This has created a huge demand and a resulting nationwide shortage of software developers. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics states that by 2020, there will be 1.4 million more software development jobs than there are qualified applicants who can fill them. Additionally, the majority of existing software developers are white males.Read More
Fewer young people want to be automotive technicians and as existing workers retire and leave the field, a shortage is developing. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates 46,000 new automotive technicians will be needed nationwide each year within six years.Read More
The power of community impact was in full force at the Community Celebration for The BASE’s new world headquarters at Clifford Park on October 18th. In partnership with the Lewis Family Foundation, The BASE hosted nearly 400 community residents, local business leaders, educators and student-athletes under a massive heated tent for a festive evening of BBQ, dancing, games and raffle prizes.Read More
This summer, the Kensington Investment Company (KIC) joined the Lewis Family Foundation and Grand Circle Foundation in celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the Next Generation Leaders program.Read More
On the evening of April 1,The Lewis Family Foundation gathered at the Edward Kennedy Institute to honor two of Boston’s courageous community leaders. It was also a celebration of the amazing work the Foundation’s partners have done this year and the hundreds of dedicated leaders and teams who have come together to help develop strong leaders and build strong communities. In fact that was the theme of the night: We Believe in Strong Leaders – Strong Communities.Read More