MIT invites the KSA community to join us for food, drinks, and conversation at Firebrand Saints
Thursday, September 20, 2012
5:00 to 7:00 PM
At the event, we will cast a spotlight on the Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House (MFNH), an Area IV non-profit with a mission of strengthening and empowering youth, families, and community residents. MFNH works to address the economic, social and political inequities that shape the lives and futures of Area IV residents.
Located in Area IV, one of the most diverse and densely populated communities in Cambridge, the Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House is a catalyst for concrete and enduring change. Today MFNH provides a broad range of services to over 4,000 constituents annually: after-school and summer programming for 70 youth, emergency food for 3,600 constituents, outreach and support to over 160 at risk young adults, extensive organizing within the Area IV community, free classes, and daily access to computers for 150 neighbors. MFNH is launching a new teen leadership project. Recent collaborations have enabled the agency to design workshops and support groups for seniors, provide opportunities for parent, infant and toddler groups, and help initiate the Men’s Health League that encouraged 500 men of color to address heath related issues. Through organizing, leadership development and educational programs, MFNH empowers youth, families, adults and seniors. The agency focuses on building relationships and connecting people with opportunities that will strengthen our community, reduce violence from our streets, and gain access to basic human service and educational needs.
When & Where
Kendall Square Association
The Kendall Square Association has more than 120 member institutions located in Kendall Square, including global leaders such as Google, Microsoft, VMWare, Amgen, Biogen Idec, Genzyme and Novartis. Our goal is to support all aspects of business and civic growth in the area, and ensure that Kendall Square remains the place where the world gathers to develop breakthrough discoveries that positively impact our society.
To learn more, please visit: http://www.kendallsq.org/