GreenLight delivers measurable results for Boston.

Each GreenLight organization collects data on its work and participant impact. We track this data and report progress and outcomes.

Our Portfolio

We search from coast-to-coast to bring the most promising, ground-breaking answers to some of Boston’s most challenging poverty-related issues. Organizations in our portfolio represent the best in their fields – in innovation, measurable results and ability to scale.

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  • Community violence and other stressors create at-risk environments where making positive life choices can feel impossible, particularly for young men from disadvantaged communities. Becoming a Man (BAM) helps these young men navigate difficult circumstances that threaten their future and become positive members of their school and community.

  • Blueprint Schools Network uses a research-based framework of comprehensive reform strategies to accelerate achievement in the nation’s highest need schools.

  • CareMessage is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in San Francisco, CA with a mission to empower healthcare organizations with mobile technologies to improve health outcomes and and reduce the cost of care.

  • Child First is a two-generation model that addresses toxic stress and trauma in historically under-resourced families with young children. Child First aims to prevent emotional disturbance, developmental problems, abuse, and neglect through psychotherapeutic intervention, intensive care coordination, and enhancement of executive function.

  • College Advising Corps increases the number of low-income, first generation college and underrepresented students who enter and complete higher education by hiring and training recent college graduates as full-time college advisers.

  • Friends of the Children creates generational change by engaging children from high risk-communities in 12 years of transformative mentoring relationships.

  • New Teacher Center improves student learning by accelerating the effectiveness of new teachers, experienced teachers and school leaders.

  • Peer Health Exchange gives teenagers the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy decisions by training college students to teach a comprehensive health curriculum in public high schools that lack health education.

  • Talent is ubiquitous, opportunity is not. Per Scholas was founded more than 20 years ago with a mission to open doors to transformative technology careers for individuals from often overlooked communities.

  • Raising A Reader is an evidence-based early literacy program that helps families of young children (newborn through age eight) develop, practice and maintain habits of reading together at home.

  • Single Stop helps low-income individuals persist through college and achieve financial self-sufficiency and economic mobility by providing access to benefits and services.

  • UpTogether empowers low-income families to move out of poverty through access to connections, choice and capital. UpTogether invests resources based on the strengths and initiatives families demonstrate toward improving their lives.

  • Too many girls and young women are exposed to traumatic experiences as a result of systemic racism—community violence, grief, and loss . For girls and young women, the trauma leads to PTSD, anxiety, and depression—significantly more than their male peers. WOW is an in-school, group-based counseling and clinical mentoring program that cultivates leadership, promotes mental health, and fosters the social-emotional skills of girls and young women in grades 6th -12th.

  • YVLifeSet provides support to young people who are aging out of foster care by helping them find safe housing, continue education or training, achieve stable employment and build healthy support systems.