Sole Train Old and New Soles at 2018 Boston’s Run to Remember
We are very proud to report that more than 300 Young and Old Soles from Sole Train crossed the finish line of Boston’s Run to Remember on May 27th. This is the culminating race for the Young Soles who have been training all year at Sole Train’s 20 sites across the city. According to one of our Site Coordinators, “Sole Train runners have more fun than any other runners!” This was truly apparent on race day and even the race director, Steve Balfour, remarked to the crowd how much he loves the amazing energy the incredible young people in Sole Train bring to the race!
The Annual Boston’s Run to Remember, organized by the Boston Police Department and Boston Police Runner’s Club, honors all first responders by celebrating their service and giving back to the community. Net proceeds from the event benefit local youth and community programs, including Sole Train.
Contact Nathaly Figueroa if you’d like to get involved with Sole Train in the coming year.
Organizational Equity Practice Grows
A recent Racial Equitable Learning Community panel shared their experiences striving to make nonprofit funding more equitable.
Under the direction of Director of Trinity Boston Foundation’s Organizational Equity Practice, Rebecca Jackson, the “OEP” has been growing. Recently, two nonprofits have selected OEP to support them as they work toward racial equity in their communities. We are proud to be working with:
Jumpstart, a national early education organization that provides language, literacy, and social-emotional programming for preschool children from under-resourced communities. Since 1993, Jumpstart has trained more than 45,000 college students and volunteers to transform the lives of over 100,000 preschool children nationwide. This nationwide corps of college students and other staff will participate in web based trainings offered by the Organizational Equity Practice.
And Silver Lining Mentoring, which empowers foster youth in Greater Boston to flourish through committed mentoring relationships and the development of essential life skills. OEP provide training for their staff, help them build their internal capacity to provide trauma-inclusive services to the youth and mentors with whom they work, and support their leadership to strengthen their muscles as racial equity leaders.
Simone John, Associate Director, Trinity Boston’s Organizational Equity Practice
As demand grows, so does the team! As of June 21st, Simone John will join as Associate Director of OEP, bringing her skilled facilitation, strategic thinking, curriculum development skills, and passion for equity and justice. Most recently, Simone served as Outreach Coordinator for Trinity Church, and has been a facilitator with OEP’s Racial Equity Learning Community.
To learn more about how your organization could work with OEP, please contact Rebecca Jackson.
Cycle for TEEP!
Join Team Trinity this summer to bike the Rodman Ride and raise funds for TEEP.
Through community training rides this summer, registered riders will get to know TEEP alums (Julian, Quinton, Rojae, Charles, and Omar), while raising money for the Program. TEEP’s mission is to establish a safe and supportive community with Boston’s youth of color where every member is inspired to discover, empowered to achieve, and individually affirmed.