Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF) amplifies the power, creativity, and voices of youth, connecting them to Afro-Latin culture and heritage so they can create a vibrant Latin Quarter and build a just, equitable Boston. HSTF was founded on the belief that communities are stronger when they take care of their youth.
Three programs have been designed and implemented to help youth navigate adolescence and support them in becoming the changemakers of today and our future.
Jóvenes en Acción/Youth in Action (JEA) is a free, year-round program for youth in grades 8-12 that combines Afro-Latin arts, education and mentoring support, and civic engagement and youth organizing training.
Through the Caminos program, 11th and 12th graders as well as recent high school graduateshave access to one-on-one coaching, peer-led workshops, networking opportunities, and culturally-relevant education opportunities.
The Artes Culturales program provides children and youth ages 8 – 14 with access to low- cost dance and music group lessons.
America’s Vet Dogs serves the needs of diabled veterans from all eras who have honorably served our counry. Vetdogs are provided to veterans dealing with physical injuries, hearing or vision loss, PTSD or seizures.
The service dog programs of America’s VetDogs were created to provide enhanced mobility and renewed independence to veterans, active-duty service members, and first responders with disabilities. Veterans suffering from PTSD receive PTSD service dogs to provide much needed emotional and physcial support.
Our mission is to help those who have served our country honorably to live with dignity and independence. All services are provided at no cost — including transportation to and from our campus in Smithtown, New York, instruction, and more
Jeremiah’s Program (JP) is a national organization with a mission to disrupt the cycle of poverty for single mothers and their children, two generations at a time. When a mother invests simultaneously in her personal and professional goals and the education of her children, she can re-author her family’s outcomes and act as a change agent within her community.
We know this because we see the proof points every day in our clssrooms and on our campuses.
JP aims to disrupt entrenched stigmas about single mothers with new narratives. We do this by redistributing and building power. We center the voices and experiences of single moms. By changing the narrator, we change the narrative.
Today, JP is a national thought leader on generational poverty and the systemic barriers facing single-parent families.