Trinity Updates – August 2018

TEEP Completes Its 19th Summer

Trinity Education for Excellence Program (TEEP) wrapped up its 19th annual summer session with a joyous celebration of achievement and community packed with heartfelt speeches, singing, and drumming.


Attendees applauded for the 16 9th graders who graduated from the middle school phase of the program. More to praise, these students have participated in TEEP since 6th grade. Each of them will be considered to continue through the TEEP Leadership Development Program for their high school years, and to become a Counselor-In-Training next summer.


Already, TEEP is looking for next year’s class of 6th graders for the 2019 TEEP summer session. As we approach TEEP’s 20th year, hopes are high that we’ll be able to welcome a great number of Boston’s students into this safe supportive community where every member is inspired to discover, empowered to achieve, and individually affirmed. Do you know a sixth grader who would benefit from this unique tuition-free character and leadership development program? Contact Middle School Manager Julian Grullon to learn more or visit:


A TEEP case study has been featured by Boston After School and Beyond. Learn more about TEEP’s transformative work with Boston’s youth here.


Congratulations to Commissioner Willie Gross!

Boston’s new Police Commissioner, William Gross, has been a long time supporter of Trinity Boston Foundation and its program Sole Train: Boston Runs Together. In fact, he will serve as honorary chair of this year’s Sole Train 5K! We’re thrilled to celebrate his promotion to Commissioner of the Boston Police Department, and are grateful for his ongoing support.


Register for the Sole Train 5k

Join Sole Train—Boston’s free, non-competitive, long-distance youth running program—at Jamaica Pond on Saturday, October 20th at 9:30AM to run/walk and cheer on runners of all ages and speeds in what may be the most spirited 5K around.
Come out for a great energy-packed fall morning in one of the area’s premier parks. Enjoy free breakfast, ice cream, a kids fun run, and music! And know that your participation helps support Sole Train youth to (de)construct (im)possible.




 Rodman Ride is in Gear for 2018

Three new riders have joined the Rodman Ride team for a total of 24 cyclists who will be riding to raise funds to support TEEP — go team!
They’ll be heading out on their 2nd training ride on September 8, 2018. Led by Harvey Davidson, riders will meet at Alewife Station in Cambridge, MA at 10:00am and follow the Minuteman Bikeway Trail to Bedford, MA where they will taste sweet victory in the form of cookies and lemonade provided Trinity Boston Foundation’s COO, Anne Hayes!



 Thank You, Reebok Foundation!

Congratulations to Sole Train for being chosen to receive a $15,000 grant from the Reebok Foundation! Sole Train is one of only 5 organizations chosen for supporting “…the Foundation’s efforts to close the fitness gap through increased fitness inspiration and access for economically disadvantaged women and children…with a strong emphasis on Roxbury, Mattapan, and Dorchester.”
In conjunction with funding, Sole Train will work in partnership with Reebok to leverage employee volunteers through skills-based volunteering, use of the Reebok fitness facilities, free access to Reebok’s BOKS training and curriculum materials for kids, sneakers for runners, promotion and outreach through Reebok channels, and the opportunity to connect and leverage each other as a collaborative community.



Racial Equity Learning Community Plans 2018-2019 Events

Save the Dates! Racial Equity Learning Community events are being scheduled now and are set to begin on September 21. Information about programs, specific times and locations, and registration details for participants will be coming out very soon.
Be sure to sign up for the RELC mailing list to stay up to date on upcoming events and trainings.