Project Profiles

The Financial Transparency Coalition (FTC) is a global network of civil society, governments, and experts. They work to curtail illicit financial flows through the promotion of a transparent, accountable, and sustainable financial system that works for everyone.
The Building Movement Project develops research, tools, training materials and opportunities for partnership that bolster nonprofit organizations’ ability to support the voice and power of the people they serve. For over a decade, BMP has been advancing the potential for nonprofit organizations to have an impact in building movements for progressive social change. We help organizations to align their social justice principles with their operating practices. Visit their website
ACEs Connection is a social network that accelerates the global movement toward recognizing the impact of adverse childhood experiences in shaping adult behavior and health, and reforming all communities and institutions -- from schools to prisons to hospitals and churches -- to help heal and develop resilience rather than to continue to traumatize already traumatized people.
A Way Home America is a national initiative to build the movement to prevent and end homelessness among young people.
Massachusetts Farm to School is a statewide organization that facilitates sustainable purchasing relationships between local institutions and local farms, promotes local food and agriculture education for students, and supports state, regional and national networking of farm to school practitioners. They envision a time when buying, serving, and promoting local foods is ingrained in the fabric of our schools and institutions. Massachusetts Farm to School is a sub-project of Farm to Institution New England.
Wildflower is an open-source approach to Montessori learning developed at the MIT Media Lab. Its aim is to be an experiment in a new learning environment, blurring the boundaries between home-schooling and institutional schooling, between scientists and teachers, between schools and the neighborhoods around them. Visit their website.
The Main Food Strategy is an initiative creating a broader and strongly-connected network of organizations, agencies, businesses and individuals contributing to the food system in Maine. The initiative is convening a statewide participatory process that will identify and advance shared goals to support a robust food economy in Maine. Visit their website
FINE is a six-state network of nonprofit, public and private entities working collaboratively to strengthen our food system by increasing the amount of New England-grown and processed food served in our region’s schools, hospitals, colleges and other institutions. FINE envisions that every New England institution will preferentially purchase regionally produced food. Visit their website
First Teacher is a movement of parents helping parents prepare their children for success in kindergarten and beyond. First Teacher is a hands-on neighborhood initiative for parents and caregivers based on the idea that if knowledge, information, and effective strategies are made accessible through a non-judgmental, collaborative approach, parenting practices will improve dramatically, thereby directly supporting toddlers’ school readiness prospects. The long-term goal of First Teacher is that children enter K1 at or above grade-level in literacy skills and general school readiness.
Lawrence Dream Network is a network of individuals, the goal of which is to provide culturally competent training, mentoring, and coaching to youth and young adults, parents and professionals in Lawrence.

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