Together with civic leaders, we are working to disrupt centuries of systemic inequities, put historically underrepresented people at the center of reform and work towards building a better Massachusetts Bay. We believe this kind of change is only possible when we give a voice to the communities that have been excluded from the conversation for too long.
TRANSFORMING THE SYSTEM, UNIFYING A MOVEMENT
“I don’t know how we would have progressed so far on the permanent supportive housing initiative and the flexible pool fund without United Way’s leadership and support, bringing everyone together to speak with one consistent, clear voice calling for systemic change.”
JOAN MESCHINO, STATE REPRESENTATIVE
“Chelsea Eats is a simple concept. It is administered with virtually no red tape or administrative costs. It gets money directly to people who need it most and empowers them to spend it in ways that best meet their needs. It also may be the single most effective way to stimulate local economies at a time when that is more important than ever.”
JILL SHAH, SHAH FOUNDATION, AND FOUNDER OF THE CHELSEA EATS GUARANTEED INCOME INITIATIVE
“This investment in Massachusetts’ legislative experts, researchers and educators will allow us to reshape practices impacting every aspect of Black and Brown lives across our state.”
DR. MAKEEBA MCCREARY, PRESIDENT OF THE NEW COMMONWEALTH RACIAL EQUITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE FUND
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