Building Capacity

Through Collaboration

In the evolution of the Greater New Bedford Youth Alliance, the interlocking crises of the coronavirus and white police violence against youth and other people of color call on us to both broaden our organizational vision and bring into focus the complex, interrelated challenges that are deepening youth trauma and other threats to healthy youth development and well-being. Young people will likely disproportionately experience the protracted educational, health, social, and economic consequences of these crises. Rather than regarding youth and young adults as merely victims, we as an alliance must support their front-and-center role in recovering from the dual traumas of the coronavirus pandemic and racism endemic in police departments and society.

MISSION

The Greater New Bedford Youth Alliance is a partnership of youth serving organizations dedicated to creating a seamless system and network of youth services.

 

ABOUT

With the support of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts, ten youth serving organizations convened at a retreat in October of 2014. Their purpose was to discuss the challenges facing youth organizations and to identify common concerns and pathways for working together. Our challenge became finding ways to strengthen youth serving organizations while providing the foundation for quality services to children.
 

Since its inception, the GNBYA has grown to twenty-five youth serving organizations. GNBYA has seven active committees focusing on key areas to build organizational capacity for all its members. Committees include:





 


As we move forward, we will to continue to build community partnerships across all sectors: government, schools, non-profit entities, businesses and others. It is these partnerships that will allow us to strengthen the youth serving community and provide high quality after school and out of school programs for children.
Alliance members are working collaboratively on multiple issues with the goal of maximizing the resources of our member organizations, while creating an environment for quality programs focused on children.

  • Data

  • Executive

  • Marketing

  • Professional Development

  • Quality

  • Resource Development

  • Transportation

 

WHO WE ARE

The Greater New Bedford Youth Alliance is
a partnership of over 30 youth serving organizations
dedicated to creating a seamless system and
network of youth services.

 
 
 
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CONTACT US

Are you interested in getting involved with or staying up to date on the Greater New Bedford Youth Alliance? Check out our Facebook page or add your info to our Contact page to discover more about our organizations!

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

The GNBYA is a project of the

Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts.

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