Our valuable partnerships allow us to effectively deliver the 5 promises to the young people of Massachusetts and train our Fellows to be strong community leaders. We are grateful to our partners who provide our program with tremendous support.
Massachusetts Promise Fellows are part of the National Service Network of over 100,000 AmeriCorps members. AmeriCorps engages Americans of all ages in intensive, results-driven service each year to meet critical needs in education, public safety, health and the environment.
The America's Promise is an Alliance that brings together communities, individuals, companies and organizations from all sectors to improve the odds for children and youth. Members of this Alliance work together to change: 1) the public policies affecting children and youth, 2) the scale and scope of resources devoted to helping young people achieve their full potential and 3) the practice in the way that young people are served.
The Massachusetts Promise Fellowship shares its vision with America’s Promise which mobilizes people from every sector of American life to build character and competence of our nation’s youth by fulfilling 5 promises:
- Caring adults in their lives as parents, mentors, tutors,
- Safe places with structured activities during non-school hours
- Healthy start and future
- Marketable skills through effective education
- Opportunities to give back through community service
Northeastern University became the first private university in the country to host an AmeriCorps Promise Fellowship program-the Massachusetts Promise Fellowship. The program is housed within the University’s Center of Community Service.
The College of Professional Studies (CPS) at Northeastern University provides adults, international students, and working professionals with an education that is innovate, flexible, and substantial and at the nexus of practice and academic theory. A special partnership between CPS and the Massachusetts Promise Fellowship provides in-kind courses for Fellows during their year of service and additional support.
Established in 1991, the Massachusetts Service Alliance is a private non-profit that serves as the state commission on community service. Their mission is to generate an ethic of service throughout the Commonwealth by creating and supporting diverse, high quality service and volunteer opportunities for all age groups, resulting in stronger communities and more active citizens. Each year the Massachusetts Service Alliance invests public and private funds to support community-based organizations that work to improve local communities through the use of service and volunteerism.
ServiceNation is a national campaign to increase service opportunities, solve chronic social problems through service, and promote a culture of service in America. ServiceNation is a vision of a new America, an America where citizens unite to take responsibility for strengthening communities and building a better future, and where service is a core ideal of citizenship. The ultimate vision of ServiceNation is an America in which, by 2020, 100 million citizens will volunteer time in schools, workplaces, and faith-based and community institutions each and every year (up from 61 million today), and that increasing numbers of Americans annually will commit a year of their lives to national service.
Since its founding in 1959, the Heller School has been committed to developing new knowledge and insights in the field of social policy and in health and human services management. The Heller School is unique in its approach to the field of social policy. The school meshes interdisciplinary policy studies with practical skills. By joining these two critical elements, Heller graduates are better prepared for a fulfilling career in finding solutions to society's most pressing social problems.