Current Trilogy Grantees
Boston Youth Symphony ICP Program
City Sprouts
Boston Youth Symphony ICP Program
Grantee NameGrantee Description
2018: Artists for Humanity Artists For Humanity (AFH)'s mission is to bridge economic, racial, and social divisions by providing under-resourced urban youth with the keys to self-sufficiency through paid employment in art and design. Our mission is built on twin philosophies: Engagement in the creative process is a powerful force for social change, and creative entrepreneurship is a productive and life-changing opportunity for young people and their communities. Our 2018 Trilogy Grant with Artists For Humanity will support the expansion of the Youth Enterprise Program as the organization expands into their new larger space.
2018: Cantata Singers The Cantata Singers Classroom Cantatas program guides young students in creating their own musical compositions, “cantatas,” even though most of their schools offer no other music programs and most of the students have no formal musical training. In residencies that range from four-week, after-school workshops to 18-session, semester-long classes, students from participating schools work with Teaching Artists—musicians from Cantata Singers—to compose and perform original songs about subjects they are studying in class or about larger cultural and historical issues. Past cantata topics have included the American Revolution, Factors of Weather, Mexican Culture, immigration, the Civil Rights Movements, Mathematics, poetic devices, and the antebellum religious treatment of African Americans. Our 2018 Trilogy Grant with the Cantata Singers will support expansion of the Classroom Cantata Program as well as review and improvement of the curriculum.
2018: Dedham School of Music The Dedham School of Music's mission is to culturally enrich the town of Dedham and surrounding communities by providing a supportive environment for musicians of all ages and abilities to perform, create, appreciate and learn to play music. The 2018 Trilogy grant for The Dedham School of Music will be used to enhance and expand the various ensembles that are part of the Public School Music Partnership Programs.
2018: Handel and Haydn Society The Handel and Haydn Society’s innovative Karen S. and George D. Levy Education Program provides music education to children in communities throughout eastern Massachusetts. The 2018 Trilogy grant for The Handel and Hayden Society will be used to support the Pathway to Music Literacy Program that brings music education to public schools that would otherwise not have music classes.
2017: 826 Boston 826 Boston is a nonprofit youth writing and publishing organization that empowers traditionally underserved students ages 6-18 to find their voices, tell their stories, and gain communication skills to succeed in school and in life. We believe that every student has a story to tell. Our Trilogy Grant supports our one-of-a-kind After-School Writing and Tutoring Program: through individualized attention from trained and caring tutors, 826 Boston improves writing while publishing the amazing stories of our students.
2017: Project STEP Project STEP (String Training Education Program, or STEP) addresses the underrepresentation of Blacks and Latinos in classical music by providing musically-talented children from Greater Boston with a comprehensive string instrument training program that changes the course of their lives. Every graduate has attended college or conservatory, finding success as musicians, students, and as young adults. Our Trilogy Grant is supporting STEP’s summer program which provides students with access to some of the best music camps nationwide. Attending multi-week day or overnight camps enables students to bond with peers, gain inspiration and confidence, and develop significant musical, social, and life skills.
2017: Raw Art Works Since 1988, Raw Art Works (RAW) has ignited the desire to create and the confidence to succeed in underserved youth. Using art therapy techniques, we offer Lynn youth, ages 7-19, alternative opportunities for development, learning, and success. Our 2017 Trilogy Grant supports our programming for “art-motivated” teens. Youth gain the communication, artistic, and leadership skills that prepare them for life after high school. Even though many youth join with no intention of pursuing the arts, they find their artistic passion and purpose at RAW. Teens develop and refine their portfolios and film reels for scholarships, college applications, and their careers.
2017: Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center Thompson Island Outward Bound’s flagship program model, Connections, combines hands-on science lessons with the best of Outward Bound’s approach to social emotional learning, leadership, compassion and service. Middle school students can attend Connections programs during the school year, for a 5 week summer day program, and/or take part in summer backpacking and kayaking expeditions. Our 2018 Trilogy Grant supports the ongoing enhancement and expansion of the Connections Program.
2016: Codman Academy Charter Public School The mission of Codman Academy Charter Public School is to provide an outstanding, transformative education that prepares students for success in college, further education and beyond. Our vision is to educate the whole student: mind, body, and character. With the city and world as our classroom, we build a school community rich in rigorous academics and daily experiences of discovery. Our 2016 Trilogy grant supports Codman's impactful programs like one-on-one Saturday tutorial, Wellness programs and Nutrition classes, internship placements, Saturday electives, SAT prep, college advising and alumni support, and theatre training with the Huntington Theatre Company.
2016: Boston Children's Chorus Boston Children’s Chorus (BCC) is a nationally-recognized after school organization that intentionally unites area children ages 7-18 across differences of race and socioeconomic status to discover the power of singing and transcend social barriers in a celebration of shared humanity and love of music. Each year, 450 youth from over 100 zip codes come together in 13 choirs in five Boston locations for intensive musicianship training and a wide range of performing experiences locally, nationally and around the world. BCC actively seeks to eliminate silos in communities through its Social Integration Inititative, a framework embedded throughout its choir programs in which conductors teach, discuss and sing songs that promote increased mutual understanding and compassion, instilling in singers the values of social and racial equity. BCC’s Trilogy Grant is supporting the strategic deepening and growth of our Choir Program, including increases in the number of singers, choirs, and staff; expanded excursion and community service projects; and the continued evolution of the Social Integration Initiative.
2016: KIPP Massachusetts Our mission at KIPP Massachusetts is to create an environment where students develop the academic skills, character strengths, and intellectual habits necessary to maximize their potential in college, and in life. We are committed to lives of independence and impact for 100% of our students, and our goal is for 75% of our students to graduate from college. This has remained consistent since our inception. Our 2016 Trilogy grant supports our More Time program at KIPP Academy Lynn Elementary, the newest of our five schools serving Lynn and Boston. Our program is based on a longer school day and year, academic rigor and character development, a relentless focus on student outcomes and college graduation, coaching and continuous learning for teachers and staff, and a system of support for students in grades K-12 and through college graduation.
2016: VSA Massachusetts VSA Massachusetts promotes the involvement of people of all abilities in the cultural life of our communities. Our Creative Outlook On Learning Schools Program (COOL Schools) supports inclusive learning by students of all abilities through arts-integrated instruction, removing barriers to learning and engagement in school. Our Trilogy grant will support the implementation of COOL Schools programs in nine schools, engaging over 1,600 students with and without disabilities in inclusive, arts-integrated learning.