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Connection Center makes the news

Mayor Martin J. Walsh speaks at the launch of the Connection Center.

Mayor Martin J. Walsh speaks at the launch of the Connection Center.

With the Connection Center officially launching on July 27, a number of news outlets covered the story. The Connection Center is run by X-Cel Education and refers young people to programs and institutions across the city, including the Asian American Civic Association (AACA), College Bound Dorchester, Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción (IBA), and Jewish Vocational Service (JVS). Check out media from:

Bay State Banner: Mayor cuts ribbon on Connection Center

Boston Globe: New resource center helps city youths make career connections

Boston Herald: Program sets up grads for bigger achievements and Center to help young adults find success

BNN News: Center helps high school grads advance

Boston City TV: Highlight reel of speakers and full 30-minute speaker panel and ribbon cutting

Photos from the event: Shared by Boston STRIVE and the Boston PIC

The Opportunity Youth Collaborative is proud to have officially launched the Connection Center with Mayor Walsh. From funding to donated office space, many generous partners came together to help make the Center happen. Thank you to:

  • The Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions
  • Jobs for the Future
  • The Corporation for National and Community Service and its Social Innovation Fund
  • Barr Foundation
  • The Boston Foundation
  • The Hyams Foundation
  • Lloyd G. Balfour Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee
  • Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
  • Northeastern University
  • STRIVE Boston
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