Boston Beyond’s “Summer for All” 100&Change proposal is now included in the Solutions Bank! The Solutions Bank is a searchable collection of proposed solutions submitted to social change competitions managed by Lever for Change, an affiliate of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The site currently includes over 450 proposals submitted to MacArthur’s 100&Change competition. The purpose of the Solutions Bank is to help philanthropists find and evaluate high-impact philanthropic opportunities. This, in turn, supports the missions of non-profits and other changemakers by providing recognition and assembling a network of organizations ready to accelerate social change.

Boston Beyond and the Boston Private Industry Council’s “Summer For All” proposal to create summer learning and employment for young people in Boston and other Gateway cities advanced to the top 100 solutions worldwide under consideration for the MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change, a $100 million grant competition to address one of the world’s most critical social challenges. The “Summer For All” project proposes the implementation of Boston’s creation of Summer Learning across five high-poverty American cities.  Through intensive and coordinated summer learning and employment, these cities will demonstrate how to achieve equitable education. “Summer For All” holds the potential to create a new paradigm for learning, as part of a new social contract that ensures all students have opportunities to build skills and social capital during the summer. The mobilization of this project would result in skill growth for millions of students in future generations, and put them on a track for college and career readiness.

View our full proposal as part of the Lever for Change Bold Solutions Network here.

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