In 2016 BREC was proud to volunteer for and support the following organizations:
Urban Improv is an interactive program for elementary students and up that uses improvisational theater to teach violence prevention, conflict resolution, and decision-making. The program helps students deal creatively with major issues in their loves. Urban Improv has a mentoring program that was founded some twenty-five years ago and in addition to supporting the organization, several of the BREC team members are actively involved as mentors of this great program.
The Children's Advocacy Center of Suffolk County (CAC) unites public, private and community partners to promote safety, healing and justice for child victims and their families.
Artist for Humanity's mission is to bridge, economic, racial and social divisions by providing under-resourced urban youth with the keys to self-sufficiency through employment in art and design.
Cradles to Crayons provides children ages 0 to 12 some of the most important basics of life—free of charge.
These basics include clothing, school supplies, toys, and much more. They provide all the physical goods that children need to be safe, protected from the elements, and ready to learn.
The Red Sox Foundation harnesses the passion of their fans and transform it into a vehicle for positive exchange in their community.
SquashBusters is a sports-based youth enrichment program located in Boston and Lawrence, Massachusetts. They use the sport of squash, along with academic support and enrichment, community service, and summer opportunities, to improve the lives of our youth and expose them to opportunities. One of Squashbuster's main programming spaces is located in Roxbury, at Northeastern University, where BREC has witnessed first-hand the impact of the organization.
The University Club of Boston Scholarship Fund has awarded over $750,000 in scholarships to Boston Public High School graduates since it was founded in the 1970's. Each year, a new class of BPS graduates receives scholarships from the Fund ranging from $5,000- $25,000 total, aimed at reducing college debt and giving students a chance to attend colleges they may not otherwise have been able to. The scholarships are called the "Future Leaders of Boston" Scholarships and the criteria include not only academics and financial need, but community service, leadership, extracurricular activities and sports, among others.
The Chester Square Area Neighborhood Association works in response to the needs and ideas of residents by using the talents and skills of their residents to enhance the quality of life in their area of the city.
The Chester Square Area Neighborhood Association works in response to the needs and ideas of residents by using the talents and skills of their residents to enhance the quality of life in their area of the city. The boundaries of CSANA include parts of the South End and Lower Roxbury.
Worcester Square Area Neighborhood Association
The Worcester Square Area Neighborhood Association (WSANA) is a community organization in Boston, Massachusetts. The neighborhood it represents is bordered by East Canton, East Newton, and Northampton Streets between Washington and Albany Streets. Worcester Square is also part of the historic South End of Boston and is the home of the Boston University Medical Center, formerly Boston City Hospital