Awards are as follows:
2014 – Dare to Dream ($10,000) was awarded to Northfield Healthy Community Initiative on behalf of the Community School Advisory Council to support Greenvale School as it became a community school, a place where children and families are supported through after-school care, community activities and clubs and other programs that build community around the school.
2016 – Dare to Dream ($10,000) was awarded to Growing Up Healthy to collaborate with ECFE and Northfield Promise to create a Latino Childcare Providers Network. The primary goal was to create a social support system to build capacity of Latino family, friends and neighborhood childcare providers to ensure the care they provide to children in the Northfield area is high quality. Trainings, in Spanish, covered topics ranging from promoting early literacy to social-emotional wellbeing, to CPR and First Aid.
2018 – Dare to Dream BIGGER ($25,000) was awarded to Northfield Union of Youth (NUY) and will be used to expand the community’s safety net for the most vulnerable, isolated, and least supported youth in Northfield. Funding will allow NUY, Northfield Alternative Learning Center, and TORCH to collaboratively provide an integrated approach to address the staggering need for supportive services and academic assistance among these youth. Integrated outreach will be improved by funding a cross-program, community-based social worker at NUY.