USES has a long history of engaging children and families from diverse backgrounds in our programs because we believe that building communities of people with different identities, experiences, and socioeconomic backgrounds is vital to disrupting the cycle of poverty.
With the addition of our Change Maker Dinners in 2017, thanks to generous support from The Boston Foundation, we began convening small groups of individuals for intimate, and at times difficult, conversations about exclusion and the racial inequity that persists throughout Boston. The dinners are hosted by passionate leaders from the community and guided by a facilitator to foster dialogue about what we can do, both individually and collectively, to effect change.
In March of 2018, the 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.
To learn more about Change Maker Dinners, click here.