2019/2020 Community Partners
International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War and Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility are sister organizations in a worldwide medical movement that has shared in two Nobel Peace Prizes – in 1985 and 2017 – for their efforts to address the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons. Both were founded in Boston by visionary leaders who believe that doctors have a moral and professional duty to prevent what they described as the growing risk of “sudden planetary death.” Ultimately, both organizations are dedicated to abolishing nuclear weapons, protecting the environment, and promoting peace as fundamental contributions to public health and wellbeing.
Partakers supports Massachusetts prison education by coordinating teams of volunteers who mentor women and men in prison as they attend the Boston University Prison Education Program.Through its College Behind Bars mentoring program, incarcerated people enhance skills critical to completing a college degree, and build trusting personal relationships. Both activities significantly increase their chances for success when they return to the community.
THRIVEGulu believes that meaningful existence is more than mere survival. We believe the invisible wounds of psychological trauma deserve healing. And, we believe that functionality and productivity can only flourish when an individual and her community are more-than-surviving. Established in 2010 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we support communities in Northern Uganda, including forcibly displaced South Sudanese refugees, to recover from the traumatic effects of war. Our vision is for a Northern Uganda in which all people are treated with dignity, live in safety, and have the chance to contribute to the good of the community. THRIVE provides holistic Mental Health & Psychosocial Support that includes psychological counseling, economic empowerment, and literacy.