uAspire Chosen by State Street for Boston WINs

By: Allie Negron | Tuesday, June 16, 2015

We are excited to announce that uAspire has been selected to participate in the Boston Workforce Investment Network (Boston WINs)!  Alongside our partners—Bottom Line, Boston Private Industry Council, College Advising Corps, and Year Up—we will work towards the shared goal of preparing more Boston youth for 21st century careers, expanding Boston’s young and thriving talent pool, and promoting economic mobility.

The State Street Foundation is investing $20 million over four years across the five WINs organizations to enable each of us to significantly scale our respective programs and collaborate to create better outcomes for Boston youth. It is a truly visionary and inspiring expression of corporate citizenship by State Street and we are humbled to be a part of it. For our part, uAspire will receive $3.5 million over the next four years—the largest single commitment we’ve received in our organization’s 30-year history.

Through this investment, uAspire and our Boston WINs partners project that we will collectively increase the number of youth served across the City of Boston by 61% over the next four years. In addition, State Street Corporation is committed to hiring 1,000 Boston students that will have been served by one or more of the WINs organizations. State Street will also support Boston WINs by encouraging employee volunteerism, designating executive board members, and 2:1 matching employee gift support for uAspire and the four other Boston WINs partners.

We are grateful to the State Street Foundation and their leadership for this commitment to our organization. We are honored to have been chosen to be part of this important collaborative and excited to see how this visionary philanthropic effort will impact the lives of the students and families we serve to ensure they are able to reach their college and career dreams.


 

To learn more about the Boston WINs initiative see this Boston Globe article and State Street’s press release.


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