Sudbury Foundation Grant

Monday May 21, 2018

Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth received a grant from the Sudbury Foundation to strategic planning. A subcommittee of the Board of Directors directed the strategic planning effort. The subcommittee members are:

  • Chair, Chief Richard Smith
  • President Tony Pierantozzi
  • Vice President Judith Klimkiewicz
  • Judy Evans
  • Chief Michael Cassidy

The Sudbury Foundation is a private foundation working to transform lives and strengthen communities through grantmaking and scholarship programs in Sudbury, MA and surrounding communities. The Sudbury Foundation awards grants and scholarships in excess of $1.3 million annually. The grants are designed to strengthen nonprofit partners who are working to solve some of the most pressing social issues.

Robert McArdle is the consultant for the Strategic Planning grant. He conducted a SWOT Analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) to help shape the mission statement, and identify priorities and goals.

The mission statement is as follows:

The mission of Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth, Inc. (MPY) is to promote youth health and safety. MPY provides training and resources; and collaboration with professionals from schools, public safety entities, community and governmental organizations, and other organizations which serve and protect youth. 

Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth, Inc. promotes safe and supportive learning environments and communities. MPY addresses student health and safety in four dimensions – physical, social, emotional and academic. Focusing on providing training on the development of social and emotional learning (SEL), MPY uses a strength-based model of skill-building and fosters partnerships within schools and between school-based and community-based professionals.

MPY is grateful for the funding from the Sudbury Foundation. The creation of a Strategic Plan provides a roadmap to move forward during the next three years.