Help HYCC Grow in 2021post COVID

Reinvest in Our Youth and Community

Help HYCC Grow in 2021post COVID image


raised towards $10,000 goal


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Reinvest in Our Youth and Community

Help Us Continue to Grow in 2021post COVID

Incorporated in 1973, Hawthorne Youth and Community Center (HYCC), has given so much to the Highland Park neighborhood of Roxbury.

Last growing season was truly a testament to teamwork and resilience. Our small but mighty cohort of neighborhood youth cultivated and harvested bags of produce to provide more than 70 neighborhood seniors and families with fresh produce, locally grown. The partnership with 95 Thornton Street Farm, managed by Haley House farm manager Anna Pierce-Slive tested the mettle of our youth. They rose to the occasion. Not only did they harvest and distribute fresh produce but activity kits for young children were available at the farm, designed by our youth.

Now is the time for us to stabilize our programming . We ask for your support in providing a means to help us increase our staffing and diversify programs. Our youth want to work towards a teen center, more STEAM activities for all ages and a community oral history project. Ambitious goals but very doable with your support.

We look forward to our partnership with you to continue to develop our youth and serve our neighbors, continue to build community and educate our residents.

Doris Morales , HYCC Board Chair

Mission Statement / Vision

Mission Statement: Hawthorne Youth and Community Center is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization whose mission is to provide quality educational, cultural and recreational programming for youth and adults as well as a forum where residents come together to improve the quality of neighborhood life. Hawthorne supports and celebrates the rich diversity of Roxbury’s Highland Park.

Please note:The CARES Act of 2020 allows taxpayers to donate to $300 without itemizing

Every little bit helps with our goal to raise an additional $10,000 in the upcoming months to continue to grow our programs, staffing and infrastructure.

Thank you for your support.

A donation of, $1000, will supplement the employment of a teen in our youth employment program.

A donation of, $500, will cover expenses for new Equipment for the Daniel Janey Technology Lab

A donation of, $250, will buy new equipment for the Sam Sadd Outdoor Learning Lab

A donation of, $100, will pay for one week's pay in our after-school employment program.

A donation of, $50, will make a gift of investing in us continuing to grow as an organization.