Issues Focus: Community Health & Wellness

In another approach, the Foundation also has deepened its impact in specific communities and neighborhoods through a coordinated approach to its grant investments. One such community is Chelsea, Massachusetts. Here the Foundation drew on its interest in high schools, but looked at ways a number of different organizations could knit together to increase impact around the Foundation’s broad interests.¬†Some of the grants in the community are:

Grantee Program
Healthy Chelsea Coalition To improve the food and nutrition at Chelsea High School through engaging students in leadership activities
Teach for America To launch TFA’s high school teaching cohort at Chelsea High School
ReServe Greater Boston To bring recent retirees into a model tutoring and retention program at Chelsea’s middle schools
Massachusetts General Hospital, Chelsea Health Center To use community navigators with language fluency and cultural competence to increase cancer screening in the Chelsea community