neighbor2neighbor Fund for Families

n2n Fund

The youth and families who are disproportionally impacted by COVID-19 need you now more than ever before.  

It goes without saying that this pandemic has had a devastating impact on our daily lives and the livelihood of our community. Rooted in the settlement house movement with 128-years of service, USES is once again poised to support our community through crisis.  Over 1/3 of the children living in the South End of Boston are from families living below the poverty line. The majority of their parents are immigrants, single parents, and people of color. Sadly, COVID-19 is exacerbating the physical and emotional impacts of living in poverty and amplifying the needs of families who are struggling the most. Our families are experiencing the stress and anxiety of job loss/reduction and loss of income – they are unable to afford rent, food, and pay other bills and they need our support. With a mission to harness the power of our diverse community to disrupt the cycle of poverty for children and their families, we stand ready to serve, but we can’t do it alone. Please help us by supporting our newly established neighbor2neighbor (n2n) Fund for Families.

 

Double your impact and help us reach our goal of $1,000,000 by June 30th.

We are humbled to have already secured over $500,000 for the neighbor2neighbor Fund for Families! To help us reach our $1M goal, a very generous donor announced they will match all gifts up to $200,000, made by June 30, 2020. Will you join our amazing community of supporters and double your impact with a meaningful gift to the n2n Fund for Families? Click here to donate.

USES Reimagined.
The neighbor2neighbor Fund for Families allows USES to continue:

  • Maintain high-quality early childhood education and school age programming for our current children and their families via remote learning platforms (e.g., “Zoom Circle Times”, daily curriculum lessons and tutoring, and enrichment activities) so children can continue their social, emotional, and academic development.   
  • Continue to expose our youth to STEAM based learning through Zoom activities, weekly challenges and pre-designed activities for families to do together at their leisure.    
  • Support families by conducting wellness check-ins, offering virtual coaching and financial literacy, and providing resources to support basic needs   
  • Assist families who are experiencing food insecurity by providing care packages, helping to apply for SNAP & WIC, and creating a network of support that connects families in need with those in our community that are able/willing to help
  • Ensure all staff have access to virtual professional development opportunities so they have access to relevant professional resources, are prepared to support families in this new alternative reality, and can “hit the ground running” when the crisis is contained.   
  • USES is raising money that can directly impact and help families through this crisis. Current USES families can apply for mini grants to help pay for food, rent/mortgage, utilities, child care, etc.