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How a New Backpack Changed the Life of a Homeless Teen

School on Wheels of Massachusetts | Posted 02.11.2014 | Impact
School on Wheels of Massachusetts

Cheryl Opper --Founder and Executive Director, School on Wheels of Massachusetts It was August 2006 and I was delivering backpacks and school suppl...

Carolyn Gregoire

He Quit His Wall Street Job To Teach Basketball To Low-Income Kids

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.08.2013 | Impact

Every day, Marquis Taylor works with low-income, disengaged high school students who are on the verge of dropping out. One 18-year-old had grown up in...

From Statistic to Entrepreneur through YouthBuild

YouthBuild USA | Posted 04.22.2013 | Impact
YouthBuild USA

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifI attended YouthBuild Brockton in the fall of 2007 because I wanted to get my life on the right track. I had a long history of smoking marijuana and selling drugs throughout the Boston area.

Harnessing the Power Within

YouthBuild USA | Posted 04.10.2013 | Impact
YouthBuild USA

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifWhile running the streets, I realized that I was trapped in a vicious cycle that I knew had to be broken. I became involved with the courts and I was also a victim of violence. I realized that I needed serious change in my life.

Bank Of America Just Lost A $170 Million Customer

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 08.09.2012 | Business

Bank of America may have millions of customers, but the government of Brockton, Mass., is no longer one of them. Brockton is divesting its municipa...

I'm Proud of P.J. Crowley

William Astore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Astore

For Crowley's burst of principled honesty on Bradley Manning's mistreatment, the Obama administration cashiered him.