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Social Innovation Forum

2013 Social Innovators

AgeWell West Roxbury

Year

2013

Social Issue Track

Healthy Aging: Vibrant Lifestyles for Adults Ages 60+

Social Issue Track Sponsor

Tufts Health Plan Foundation

About Social Innovator

AgeWell West Roxbury is an Ethos-sponsored initiative that promotes the development of an age-friendly community and the creation of successful aging-in-place strategies for the Boston neighborhood with the highest concentration and highest absolute number of elders.

GRLZradio

Year

2013

Social Issue Track

Women and Girls: Promoting Education, Economic Opportunity, and Self-Sufficiency

Social Issue Track Sponsor

Anna B. Stearns Charitable Foundation and Vesta Vanguards

About Social Innovator

GRLZradio is a unique after-school and summer program that gives girls from Boston the opportunity to change their lives and their communities. The girls learn radio technology and communication skills, and spread the message of possibility rather than despair; respect rather than abuse.

Groundwork Lawrence

Year

2013

Social Issue Track

Healthy Lifestyles: Promoting Healthy Behaviors in Our Community

Social Issue Track Sponsor

Highland Street Foundation

About Social Innovator

Groundwork Lawrence (GWL)—through environmental and open space improvements, fresh food access, education, youth employment, and community events—truly creates the building blocks of a healthy community, and empowers residents and other stakeholders to make the city a great place to live, work, and play.

Safe City Academy, a program of Dorchester Youth Collaborative

Year

2013

Social Issue Track

Youth Violence Prevention through Workforce Development

Social Issue Track Sponsor

State Street Foundation

About Social Innovator

Safe City Academy is a stipended GED, work readiness, mentoring, and community service program for high school dropouts ages 16 to 19. In addition to coursework, students obtain job skills on a work crew that provides maintenance services to city‚Äźowned, foreclosed properties.

Shelter Music Boston

Year

2013

Social Issue Track

Expanding Access to Classical Music in Greater Boston

Social Issue Track Sponsor

Free for All Concert Fund

About Social Innovator

Shelter Music Boston presents high-quality classical chamber music concerts in homeless shelters. They believe that all people deserve access to the dignity, creativity, and passion of classical music, whether or not they have a home.