Great to see everyone who joined us at NPi’s dialogue on Innovative Youth Programs and Initiatives at Cloud Place in Boston on November 5th. A special thank you to the students from Cloud Place and the Boston Arts Academy for sharing some of their ideas and work with us.
For those of you who missed it, speakers included Carrie Fitzsimmons of the Cloud Foundation and The Boston 100K ArtScience Innovation Prize; Imari Paris Jeffries, Executive Director of Friends of the Children–Boston; and Chad Milner, National Coordinator of Programs and Site Director for Greater Boston, The Young People’s Project. After speaking briefly about their organizations, our speakers discussed what brought them to their current work, their funding models, what they’ve learned from the young people they work with, the value and challenges associated with collaboration, and what excites them about their projects right now. Before closing, we invited audience members to introduce themselves and tell us a bit about their work and where they could use help. A short networking session followed.
If you’re interested in learning more about The Young People’s Project, you can find NPi’s full interview with Chad Milner here. Interviews with Carrie Fitzsimmons and Imari Paris Jeffries are soon to follow. Below are a few photos and videos taken at the event.
Photos by Marlene Feil.