It takes a community to create meaningful differences in the lives of families. Each of our staff, families, donors, and community members make an impact by empowering USES to achieve its mission. In our 127th year in the South End, we continue to grow and evolve so we can make a significant impact on the children and families that we work with. Thank you!
As we begin 2019, I want to start with a message from our staff in gratitude for all who invest in USES with their time, resources, or other forms of support:
In April 2017, we finalized our Vision125 strategic plan, defining the impact that we will have by focusing on disrupting poverty in the lives of children and families in the South End.
As we enter a new year, we want to celebrate our organization’s accomplishments throughout 2018 with you – which will propel us to an even more successful 2019:
1) We developed a robust two-generation program model.
In March of 2018, our Change Maker Dinners were recognized by Get Konnected as one of Boston’s Top 10 Game Changing Equity Ideas that if scaled, have the potential to transform Boston into America’s most equitable and inclusive city.
2) We made investments to demonstrate our impact.
We launched an Impact & Evaluation Department to ensure the best possible success in meeting our mission, setting the foundation for our practices to be more evidence-based, and ensuring our programs are more competitive for funding.
In 2018, we had 339 children participate in our youth programs and 59 adults participate in coaching, of which 60% have children.
3) We began the process of creating state-of-the art facilities that achieve our vision and mission.