Brookview President/CEO Honored with MA 'Unsung Heroines' Award

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Brookview House President & CEO Honored with Massachusetts ‘Unsung Heroines’ Award

BOSTON – June 30, 2017 Deborah Hughes, president & CEO of Brookview House, an independent, nonprofit organization for women and children in homeless families, was among more than 100 recipients of the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women’s 14th Annual Unsung Heroines Awards. Each year the Commission gathers nominations from across the state for women who make outstanding contributions to their organizations and communities. The Honorees are nominated by state legislators in their districts as a means of recognizing women for their previously unnoted yet valuable community contributions.

Based in Dorchester, Brookview House not only provides homeless women and their children with a safe place to live but support services and programs that confront the root causes of homelessness and transform lives. Brookview’s innovative, two-generational approach prepares families for stability and independence and empowers them to be a voice in the community through civic engagement.

Recognized nationally for its innovation and success, 92% of mothers who have lived at Brookview maintain permanent housing after leaving, and 88% (vs. 25% nationally) of the children who participate in Brookview’s youth programs graduate high school.

 Deborah has been at the helm of Brookview since 1991. During her tenure, it has expanded into a multi-service agency developing affordable housing and on-site adult and youth services programs to 350 homeless and at risk moms and children every year. Deborah is a founding member of: Transition to Work Collaborative, Child Resource Collaborative and Dorchester Women’s Safety Network. Prior to Brookview, Deborah was co-founder of the Jane Doe Safety Fund, a statewide advocacy agency for domestic violence programs in Massachusetts.

Brookview’s success has led to recent grants of $1.8 million from the state and $1.3 million from the City of Boston to construct a third affordable housing building with 12 units, bringing its total number of units to 60. The building, which will be known as ‘Brookview III’ will be built on Hansborough Street near Blue Hill Avenue and is expected to be completed in 2018.

The Unsung Heroines Award

The Unsung Heroines Award recognizes women who don’t always make the news, but truly make the difference. They are the women who use their time, talent and enthusiasm to enrich the lives of others and make a difference in their neighborhoods, cities and towns. They are mentors, volunteers and innovators who do what needs to be done without expectations of recognition or gratitude. These women are the glue that keeps a community together and every community has them.

About Brookview House

Founded in 1990, Brookview House is an independent, nonprofit organization for women and children in homeless families, that not only provides a safe place to live but support services and programs that confront the root causes of homelessness and transform lives. Led and staffed by members of the community it serves, Brookview’s innovative, two-generational approach prepares families for stability and independence and empowers them to be a voice in the community through civic engagement. For more information, visit www.brookviewhouse.org.

About the MA Commission on the Status of Women
The Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women is a state-established body charged with reviewing the status of women in Massachusetts and offering recommendations regarding policy that would improve access to opportunities and equality. The mission of the Commission is to advance women toward full equality in all areas of life and to promote rights and opportunities for all women. The Commission is composed of 19 volunteer commissioners, who dedicate their time to assessing the status of women in the Commonwealth and pushing for beneficial legislative changes. http://www.mass.gov/women/

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MA State Lottery & the Boston Celtics Honor Deborah Hughes as Hero Among Us

WHhero_logoO: Heroes Among Us Honoree Deborah Hughes of Dorchester, MA.

WHAT: With an estimated 4800 homeless families living in Massachusetts, Deborah has tirelessly dedicated her career to the Brookview house, a nationally-recognized nonprofit for their innovative approach to homelessness, for 27 years. Deborah and her staff annually support 350 mothers and their children, helping them to achieve economic and academic success. Amazingly, 92% of mothers who have lived at Brookview maintain housing and 88% of their children graduate high school

WHEN: Deborah Hughes will be honored on November 25, 2016 when the Celtics face off against the San Antonio Spurs. 

WHY: Since its establishment in 1997 by the Boston Celtics, The Heroes Among Us program has recognized outstanding individuals who have made exceptional and lasting contributions to their communities. The award is presented at every Celtics home game and pays tribute to the heroic achievements of these outstanding citizens.

Contact: Heather Walker, Boston Celtics – 617-594-4453, hwalker@celtics.com

President/CEO of Brookview House Honored with CLU Salt of the Earth Award

BOSTON – June 15, 2016 Deborah Hughes, president & CEO of Brookview House, Boston’s homelessness organization for families, was among four recipients of the Community Labor Union’s Salt of the Earth Awards at their ceremony held last Friday evening at the InterContinental Boston Hotel. Also honored were Senator Dan Wolf, Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development, Brian Doherty, General Agent, Building and Construction Trades Council of the Metropolitan District, and Monica Halas, Lead Attorney, Greater Boston Legal Services.

Based in Dorchester, Brookview House provides homeless women and their children with a safe place to live and programs to achieve personal and economic independence to ultimately break the cycle of homelessness and poverty. Brookview’s unique approach is holistic, addressing the needs of each family member with inventive programs and services relating to health, education, life skills, employment training, and financial, emotional, and behavioral support.

Recognized nationally for its innovation and success, 92% of mothers who have lived at Brookview maintain permanent housing after leaving, and 88% (vs. 25% nationally) of the children who participate in Brookview’s youth programs graduate high school.

Deborah has been at the helm of Brookview since 1991. During her tenure, it has expanded into a multi-service agency developing affordable housing and on-site adult and youth services programs to 350 homeless and at risk moms and children every year. Deborah is a founding member of: Transition to Work Collaborative, Child Resource Collaborative and Dorchester Women’s Safety Network. Prior to Brookview, Deborah was co-founder of the Jane Doe Safety Fund, a statewide advocacy agency for domestic violence programs in Massachusetts.

Brookview’s success has led to recent grants of $1.8 million from the state and $1.3 million from the City of Boston to construct a third affordable housing building with 12 units, bringing its total number of units to 36. The building, which will be known as ‘Brookview III’ will be built on Hansborough Street near Blue Hill Avenue and is expected to be completed by 2017.

The ‘Salt of the Earth’ Award

CLU’s Salt of the Earth Award takes its inspiration from the 1951 Empire Zinc strike by Mexican-American members of the International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers Local 890, which was commemorated in the 1953 film, Salt of the Earth. The film tells the story of decent, dependable, unpretentious people – the “salt of the earth” – and takes place in the remote company town of Silver City, New Mexico, where all workers live in company-owned shacks and only white workers have basic plumbing. The film is not just a story of workers successfully fighting for safer working conditions, but is a complex tale that provides real lessons for our movement today. It shows how women’s leadership brought community needs to the forefront of a worker’s struggle and ultimately saved the strike; it shows the challenges of multiracial, multilingual organizing against those who deliberately attempt to divide us; and it shows how a community can be strengthened and power can be won by many sectors of society coming together to fight for justice.

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About Brookview House

Founded in 1990, Brookview House in an independent, non-profit organization that provides women and children experiencing homelessness with a safe place to live and programs to build their self-esteem. Our mission is to help homeless and at-risk families practice the skills necessary to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty and to thrive as active and integral members of their community. By so doing, Brookview improves the community for all of us. For more information, visit www.brookviewhouse.org.

 

About Community Labor United

CLU combines the joint power of community-based organizations and labor unions to advance the interests of low and middle-income working families in Massachusetts. Our strategic campaigns promote quality jobs, secure healthcare, affordable housing, and climate justice. We accomplish our mission through coalition building, research and policy development, public education and grassroots mobilization that move policies forward.

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Brookview House Receives $1.8 Million

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Brookview House Receives $1.8 Million to Build
Additional Affordable Housing Units for Low-Income Families

With Family Homelessness Increasing, Policy Makers Say Expanding
Affordable Housing Access Key to Long-Term and Preventative Measures

BOSTON (March 23, 2016)Brookview House, Inc. (“Brookview”), Boston’s homelessness organization for families, today announces that it has received a $1.8 million affordable housing award from the Baker-Polito Administration. The grant enables Brookview to construct a new building in Dorchester that will add 50 percent more housing units, bringing its total number of supportive housing units to 36. Brookview currently has 12 units in each of its Dorchester and Roxbury buildings.

“The Baker-Polito Administration is proud to support Brookview House and their efforts to end homelessness by helping at-risk mothers and children navigate the path to a stable future,” said Lt. Governor Karyn Polito. “Through a holistic approach, which includes child services and continuing education programs, these families have a path to better days ahead.”

Brookview’s model is unique, providing not only a safe place for mothers and children to stay, but access to supportive services including health, education, and job and life skills training for each family member. Recognized nationally for its innovation and success, 93 percent of mothers who have lived at Brookview maintain permanent housing after leaving, and 88 percent of children who participate in Brookview’s Youth Development Program graduate high school, compared to the national average of only 25 percent.

According to a recent policy paper from the Center for Social Policy at UMass Boston, family homelessness is on the rise both nationally and locally. Federal data shows a 75% jump in national family homelessness from 2007 to 2013; in Massachusetts, it is estimated that there are 4,800 homeless families living in shelters or motels. While the state has increased its emergency shelter budget for families, more needs to be done to solve the problem of family homelessness in the long-term and through preventative measures.

Deborah Hughes, CEO of Brookview House, Receives the Massachusetts Women’s Conference “Be the Change” Award

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Deborah Hughes, CEO of Brookview House,
Receives the Massachusetts Women’s Conference “Be the Change” Award

Boston, MA. – The Massachusetts Women’s Conference selected Deborah Hughes, the Chief Executive Officer of Brookview House, to receive the 2014 “Be The Change” Award. Each year, one woman from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts who personifies compassion for her community is selected to receive this award. The woman must also have a sincere commitment to improving the everyday lives of those around her and Ms. Hughes’ commitment is reflected in her 25 years of service to the women and children of Brookview House. Established in 1990, Brookview House provides homeless women and their children with a safe place to live and programs to build their self-esteem. Ms. Hughes and her staff spend tireless hours counseling, coaching and preparing single mothers for a stable lifestyle that breaks the cycle of homelessness.

Under Ms. Hughes’ leadership, Brookview House developed a unique and successful model for ending the destructive cycle by helping women and their children achieve their full potential in life. These families practice the skills necessary to thrive as active and integral members of their community and, by so doing, improve the community for all. According to the American Institute for Research, 93% of homeless women have experienced physical or sexual physical trauma. 93% of the moms who have spent time living at Brookview House maintain permanent housing after leaving Brookview House. 88% of students who spend time in Brookview’s Youth Development Program graduate high school. If this same student stayed in the shelter or hotel system his or her likelihood of graduating high school is only 25%.

Excited that her daily efforts align with the mission of the Conference, Ms. Hughes noted that she was humbly grateful for the recognition. “I am extremely thankful to The Massachusetts Women’s Conference. It is quite an honor to receive this award, especially now as the Conference celebrates 10 years of uplifting women’s lives. But, truth be told, we all represent the change we want to see. We have a successful model at Brookview House and it needs to be replicated so that more women and children receive the services they need. We can all do our part to create positive change.”

Amidst all of the award excitement, Brookview House continues to celebrate its 25th Anniversary. Over the next several months, Brookview House will host a series of events highlighting their continued efforts to get women and children out of homelessness. Please visit www.brookviewhouse.org for more information on upcoming 25th anniversary events.

About Brookview House
Established in 1990, the agency’s mission is to help homeless and at risk families learn the skills necessary to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty. Brookview provides homeless women and their children with a safe place to live and programs to build their self-esteem. Families practice the skills necessary to thrive as active and integral members of their community and by so doing, improves the community for all of us.

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Brookview House launched its 25th Anniversary Celebration with a successful 6th Annual End of Summer Sizzler

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Brookview House launched its 25th Anniversary Celebration
with a successful 6th Annual End of Summer Sizzler

Boston, MA. – Brookview House (BV) began its 25th anniversary celebration with its 6th Annual End of Summer Sizzler on Friday, September 26, 2014 at Exchange Hall, located in Boston’s Waterfront district. Almost two hundred people were in attendance to celebrate BV’s most recent accomplishments of reducing homelessness With plenty to celebrate, the event began with Berklee College of Music’s ensemble professor Carolyn Wilkins singing God Bless the Child and playing it on the piano. The hall buzzed with excitement and gratitude as women shared their stories of how BV changed the trajectory of their lives and became a part of their own families. One of the evenings youth speakers, Deonte, thanked BV for their “strength, encouragement and for always believing” in him.

The evening’s guests of honor were Rebecca Miller Sykes, President of the Oprah Winfrey Charitable Foundation, and HGTV’s celebrity homebuilder and reality star Cindy Stumpo. Rebecca Miller Sykes spoke at length about BV and other guests of honor “doing what my boss (Oprah) does and that is taking the opportunity to change people’s lives by changing their circumstances.” Ms. Sykes referenced her late mother’s wisdom and insight. “To say that you as an individual could make a difference is egocentric and probably inappropriate. But to be able to say it was important for me to find a way to contribute to society would have been okay with her. My mother taught me how important it was for individuals to be involved and to make a difference”, which is what led Ms. Sykes to accept the BV Summer Sizzler invitation.

HGTV’s Tough as Nails star Cindy Stumpo received the “Inspirational Woman of the Year” award and she talked about her biggest influences in life. “I obviously love my mother more than words can explain, but I would not be where I am without the support of my father. He’s my rock and he taught me how to demand respect in a field dominated by men.” Ms. Stumpo was honored to be a part of the evening’s events. “I’m happy to accept this award but what you women accomplish everyday inspires me more”, said Stumpo.

Over the next year, BV will continue to host a series of events celebrating its 25th anniversary and highlighting their efforts to get women and children out of homelessness. Please visit www.brookviewhouse.org for more information on upcoming 25th anniversary events.


About Brookview House
Established in 1990, the agency’s mission is to help homeless and at risk families learn the skills necessary to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty. Brookview provides homeless women and their children with a safe place to live and programs to build their self-esteem. Families practice the skills necessary to thrive as active and integral members of their community and by so doing, improves the community for all of us.

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Brookview House’s Girls Who Code Club Toured Akamai Technologies During February Vacation

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Brookview House’s Girls Who Code Club
Toured Akamai Technologies During February Vacation

Boston, MA. – Most BPS students spent their school vacation playing in the snow. The girls at Brookview House (BV), on the other hand, spent a part of their vacation learning about computer science. BV staff brought the young ladies in their Girls Who Code Club to visit Akamai Technologies on Wednesday, February 18, 2015. Ten BV girls had the opportunity to tour Akamai’s Network Operations Command Center (NOCC), take part in a lively discussion and enjoy lunch that was graciously hosted by Akamai staff. During the robust discussion with women who work at Akamai, BV girls were inspired and had an in-depth understanding about women working in the computing field.

Research shows that seventy-four percent of middle school girls are interested in STEM majors, but less than one percent of them actually pursue computer science as their college major. BV wants their “girls to get a head start on learning the 21st century skills,” said Mayumi Brooks, Youth Services Director at BV.

“This is our first visit as a group to a tech company and we hope the experience acts as a catalyst for our young women,” said Deborah Hughes, CEO of Brookview House. During the site visit, the BV girls and Akamai folks participated in an interactive activity to demonstrate how the Internet works. During the discussion, the BV girls showed a strong interest in computer science and pursuing higher-level education in the field. They were “curious to find out what really goes on behind the scenes,” said Hughes. “My hope is that they will want to study more computer science and pursue a career.”

Hughes shared about her tireless efforts at BV over the last twenty-five years with Akamai staff. “Deborah’s story about the work she does is incredibly inspiring on its own,” said Suzanne Pan, Director of Network Planning for Akamai Technologies. “Collaborating with Brookview House’s Girls Who Code Club presented a great opportunity for Akamai to engage with the local community and that is something we strive to support.”

On April 23rd, Brookview House will host the Ending Homelessness for the Next Generation Conference at Simmons College to address the developmental needs of school-age children. Please visit https://brookviewhouse.org for more information on the upcoming event.

About Brookview House
Established in 1990, the agency’s mission is to help homeless and at risk families learn the skills necessary to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty. Brookview provides homeless women and their children with a safe place to live and programs to build their self-esteem. Families practice the skills necessary to thrive as active and integral members of their community and by so doing, improves the community for all of us.

About Akamai
Akamai® is the leading provider of cloud services for delivering, optimizing and securing online content and business applications. At the core of the Company’s solutions is the Akamai Intelligent Platform™ providing extensive reach, coupled with unmatched reliability, security, visibility and expertise.

About Girls Who Code 
Founded in 2012, the national organization endeavors to close the gender gap in the technology and engineering sectors. They work to educate, inspire and equip girls with the skills and resources to pursue opportunities in computing fields. Last year, Brookview launched its initial Girl Who Code Club for 6th to 12th grade girls.

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Special Announcement: Brookview House in Dorchester is One of Three 19th Annual Ad Club Rosoff Awards Finalists

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Special Announcement: Brookview House in Dorchester is One of Three
19th Annual Ad Club Rosoff Awards Finalists

Boston, MA – Last week Brookview House (Brookview) became one of three 2015 Ad Club Rosoff Awards Finalists for the Non-Profit Initiative Award! The Rosoff Awards recognizes visionaries in the Boston community who regularly do stellar work for others. Since 1990, Brookview has provided family-centered services to more than 350 mothers and their children. 92% of BV mothers and children leave the ranks of homelessness permanently. 88% of the children who participate in Brookview’s Student Leadership Program graduate high school. Deborah Hughes, Brookview CEO, dedicated the last 25 years to making sure homeless women and their children have a safe place to live and programs to build their self-esteem.

Any of Brookview’s efforts highlight why the organization is a Rosoff Awards finalist. Their most recent effort was their annual Ending Homelessness Conference which was held on April 23, 2015. Mercedes Tompkins, Brookview Chief Development Officer, explained that the Conference “provided an opportunity for policy makers and practitioners to get together to come up with the solutions to reduce family homelessness”. Conference attendees discussed the impact of homelessness on children’s development and how to prevent worse outcomes for all children who experience homelessness.

As one of three finalists of the Rosoff Awards in the non-profit category, Brookview’s family-centered model helps both mothers and children to develop tangible skills and address cognitive, behavioral, attitudinal, and social factors. 93% of Brookview families maintain permanent housing after leaving the program. And 88% of children who attend its Youth Development Program graduate high school.

Share your support for Brookview House by commenting on The Ad Club’s Twitter feed (@theadclub) using hashtag #BVRosoffAwards. Join the Awards show on May 12th, 5-9pm, at the State Room in Downtown Boston.

About Brookview House (Brookview)

Established in 1990, the agency’s mission is to help homeless and at risk families learn the skills necessary to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty. Brookview provides homeless women and their children with a safe place to live and programs to build their self-esteem. Families practice the skills necessary to thrive as active and integral members of their community and by so doing, improves the community for all of us.

About The Ad Club
The Ad Club is the trade association for the marketing, communications, and advertising industry in New England. Focused on networking, education, professional development, advocacy, and diversity, The Ad Club presents over 30 events and programs every year.

Legacy events like the Hatch Awards, Media Auction, and Rosoff Awards run side-byside with the latest in new media and the digital landscape. The Ad Club’s membership represents the best in class advertising agencies, media companies, and brands in the New England region.

About The Rosoff Awards
The Rosoff Awards were conceived to honor visionaries of the Boston business community who recognize that having a diverse workforce and operating in an inclusive environment can better serve the needs of a diverse population. Over the past 19 years, the Rosoff Awards has become one of New England’s premier diversity celebrations, honoring companies with meaningful diversity, mentoring and inclusion programs and individuals with a personal commitment to this important cause.

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The Brookview House hosts - Ending Homelessness for the Next Generation: Practice to Policy Conference 2015

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The Brookview House hosts the “Ending Homelessness for the Next Generation:
Prac
tice to Policy Conference 2015″ on Thursday, April 23rd, 8:30am at Simmons College

Boston. MA. – According to Americas Youngest Outcasts: A Report Card on Children Homelessness, 1 in 50 children experiences homelessness annually. Brookview House invites you to attend the Practice to Policy Conference 2015, Ending Homelessness for the Next Generation: Addressing the Developmental Needs for School-Age Children, on Thursday April 23rd, in the Paresky Center at Simmons College. The one-­day Conference will start at 8:30am.

Students experiencing homelessness reached a record high during the 2012-­‐2013 school year. The goal of this Conference is to explore best practices to help school-age children succeed academically and behaviorally despite the destabilizing effects of homelessness. Conference attendees will include social workers, counselors, educators, policy makers, and community health care professionals.

The Conference will commence with a keynote speech by Dr. Carmela DeCandia, a licensed psychologist with specialties in family homelessness and trauma, child and adolescent development, and program development and assessment. Dr. DeCandia will address the impact of homelessness on children’s development along with solutions and strategies to reduce family homelessness. The following workshops will be offered during the Conference:

Event Details:

PresentersWorkshops
Leslie Fisher-­‐Katz LMHC, CACChildren, Stress & Behavior: Trauma Sensitive Behavior Management Techniques
Toni Saunders M.PsyABAHomelessness to Adulthood: A Student’s Educational Rights     Elementary thru Post-­secondary Education
Kristie A. Thomas Ph.D., MSWEmergency Hotels: Needs & Experiences of Battered Women & Their Children
Leslie Fisher-­‐Katz LMHC, CACChildren, Stress and Behavior: Trauma Sensitive Behavior Management Techniques
Sarah Slautterback MSWHelping Homeless Children Access Public Education:
McKinney-­Vento Homeless Education Act
Denise Farai Williams MFAPlay-­4-­Change: A Whole Body Dialogue Using Cooperative Games
and Boal
Danielle Ferrier MBA, LICSWTransforming Education Experiences of Students from Diverse Racial, Cultural & Linguistic Background

To purchase tickets for the Conference, please visit http://bit.ly/1bbXKQe. If you cannot attend, but would still like to donate to Brookview House, you can do so here: http://bit.ly/1bbXKQe.


About Brookview House
Established in 1990, the agency’s mission is to help homeless and at risk families learn the skills necessary to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty. Brookview provides homeless women and their children with a safe place to live and programs to build their self-­esteem. Families practice the skills necessary to thrive as active and integral members of their community and by so doing, improves the community for all of us.

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Brookview House Begins its 25th Anniversary Year of Celebration

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Brookview House Begins its 25th Anniversary Year of Celebration
with itSignature Annual End of Summer Sizzler
Friday, September 26th at 5:30pm on Boston’s Historic Waterfront

Boston, Ma. There’s only one way to close out summer at Brookview House while celebrating the most recent accomplishments of reducing homelessness. Brookview House invites you to attend the Sixth Annual End of Summer Sizzler on Friday September 26th at Exchange Hall, located in Boston’s Historic Waterfront at 212 Northern Avenue. Attendees will arrive at 5:30pm to enjoy food, wine, a live auction featuring work from image designer Ekua Holmes, upbeat music and a four-­course tasting that will feature affordable wines paired with exquisite treats catered by East Meets West.

It is very fitting that one of our Special Guests of the evening is Rebecca Miller Sykes. She was recently appointed president of the Oprah Winfrey Charitable Foundation, which makes grants to support education and the empowerment of women and girls. On behalf of the foundation, Ms. Sykes works especially closely with the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls – South Africa (OWLAG). Immediately prior to joining the foundation, she was Associate Head of School at Phillips Academy Andover. She was at Andover for 40 years holding various roles. Ms. Sykes has dedicated her career to education, families and girls.

 

Another Special Guest and “Inspirational Woman of the Year” award recipient is none other than Cindy Stumpo, the celebrity home builder and reality star of HGTV’s Tough as Nails. Cindy Stumpo is well-­‐ known for being a contractor who proves wrong those who impose limitations. Deborah Hughes, Executive Director of Brookview House stated, “Cindy Stumpo is a powerful woman and role model who stays true to herself and succeeds in a male-­‐dominated field”. Ms. Stumpo’s position to combat adversity and to believe in oneself is one of the many reasons why she is this year’s award recipient.

Brookview’s mission is to help homeless and at-­‐risk families learn the skills necessary to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty and for the last six years Brookview has celebrated its yearly accomplishments of helping women and families out of homelessness with its fundraiser, The Annual End of Summer Sizzler. Brookview focuses on women committed to do what it takes to lift their families out of homelessness; women who are homeless as a result of domestic violence; their children, who have been traumatized by instability; and, children and adults in the community who are at risk of becoming homeless.

Do your part to help end homelessness for women and children and support Brookview House’s Sixth Annual Summer Sizzler!

To purchase tickets for the Summer Sizzler, please visit http://bit.ly/1yzkDU0. If you cannot attend, but would still like to donate Brookview House, you can do so here: http://bit.ly/1yzkDU0.

Event sponsors include TJX Companies, Boston Community Capital, Mix 104.1FM, Cummings Foundation, TripAdvisor and Eastern Bank.

 


About Brookview House
Established in 1990, the agency’s mission is to help homeless and at risk families learn the skills necessary to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty. Brookview provides homeless women and their children with a safe place to live and programs to build their self-­‐esteem. Families practice the skills necessary to thrive as active and integral members of their community and by so doing, improves the community for all of us.

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Brookview House and Wentworth Institute of Technology Partnership
Wins Ford Motor Company College Community Challenge

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Brookview House and Wentworth Institute of Technology Partnership
Wins Ford Motor Company College Community Challenge

Boston, MA – October 7, 2014 – Sustainability and innovation were the prerequisites for a winning concept. Brookview House teens and Wentworth students united to tackle an urgent community need: a safe learning environment for homeless teens. Through mutual support and teamwork they will redesign and renovate the existing teen space and execute a plan few thought possible. The team envisions a stable learning community with 21stcentury programs for homeless teens and families to build skills and join the next generation leading the workforce. The 2014 Ford College Community Challenge (Ford C3) recognized 15 colleges and universities worldwide for utilizing school resources and student participation to address an urgent community need under the theme: Building Sustainable Communities. Winners must present proposals for sustainable projects with significant student input, involvement and leadership. “Educating the next generation of leaders is at the center of Ford Fund’s commitment to a better world,” said Jim Vella, president, Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services. “Ford is committed to education,” said Erik Miller, Director, Center for Community and Learning Partnerships at Wentworth Institute of Technology. “By supporting this partnership, Ford Motor Company will help tomorrow’s engineers, managers and entrepreneurs at both Wentworth and Brookview to build a solid foundation toward future careers.” In addition to the renovations, Wentworth will extend the initiative through consistent replenishing of donated technology and additional physical improvements as needed. Students, supported by the Center staff, will continue to support the relationship with Brookview through tutoring and mentoring partnerships, admissions tours, and other outreach with the youth in residence. “It is great to have our concept validated by Ford C3. Brookview and Wentworth see the possibilities for our teens regardless of their life circumstance, which is only temporary. We know this partnership will produce future engineers, architects and computer scientists,” stated Deborah Hughes, CEO at Brookview House.


About Brookview House
Established in 1990, the agency’s mission is to help homeless and at risk families learn the skills necessary to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty.  Brookview provides homeless women and their children with a safe place to live and programs to build their self-esteem. Families practice the skills necessary to thrive as active and integral members of their community and by so doing, improves the community for all of us.

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