BOSTON GLOW
Boston GLOW is a breeding ground for the modern day superwoman. GLOW fosters opportunities for women of all ages to become empowered community leaders and active world citizens.


Sister Organizations

Boston GLOW is fortunate to work with some of Boston's most established, successful and progressive nonprofit organizations. As a young, grassroots organization without staff or a physical space in which to work, we rely on our partners organizations to lend us their space from time to time and their support and sponsorship of the work we do. We are lucky to call these organizations our friends, our mentors, our compatriots and our partners in the fight to empower and educate girls and women everywhere. 
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Hollaback is a movement to end street harassment powered by a network of local activists around the world.  We work together to better understand street harassment, to ignite public conversations, and to develop innovative strategies to ensure equal access to public spaces. - See more at: http://www.ihollaback.org/about/#sthash.LFLUux3G.dpuf

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YWCA Boston is increasing social, racial, and gender equity by working to increase access to better health, make neighborhoods safer for everyone, and close the educational achievement gap.

The Work Place

ls.jpgThe Work Place provides comprehensive employment and career services that are easy to access, customer-driven, and linked to the latest technology. We help individuals to find current job openings, assess their skill levels and interests, and enter education and training programs. In addition to a friendly and professional environment in which to work, we offer a wealth of resources computer skills workshops, employment workshops, and access to state-of-, including the-art research tools and the Internet. The Work Place is funded in-part through the Department of Workforce Development, allowing us to offer many of our basic services at no cost.

Artists for Humanity 

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Celebrating 30+ years of Supporting Women in Politics and Public Policy

The Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus is a non-partisan organization founded in 1971 to maximize the participation of women of all ages in the political process and to increase the number of women appointed and elected to public office and public policy positions.

Strong Women, Strong Girls

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Young Black Women's Society
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Founded in Boston in 2005, the Young Black Women’s Society Inc. (YBWS), was established to provide a platform for women and girls of color to further develop their personal, professional and civic lives. YBWS sought out to be “The Society” for this demographic, providing relevant programming, activities and personal connections that complement their future goals and aspirations. We welcome you to learn about our organization and join our movement as we affect change and strive for advancement and access in Greater Boston and beyond!

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The goal of the Women's Center is justice. We celebrate the victories, voices, and the survival of women - individually and collectively. Our mission is:To provide women with the resources and support they need to emerge from conditions of domestic violence, sexual abuse, poverty, discrimination, social isolation, and degradation. To challenge and change the attitudes, actions, and institutions that subjugate women.

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MassNOW

Mass NOW is the only multi-issue, multi strategy feminist organization in the Commonwealth. Mass NOW works to advance the equal status of women and girls in all aspects of their lives.

YouthBuild

In YouthBuild programs, low-income young people ages 16 to 24 work full-time for 6 to 24 months toward their GEDs or high school diplomas while learning job skills by building affordable housing in their communities. Emphasis is placed on leadership development, community service, and the creation of a positive mini-community of adults and youth committed to each other’s success. Students may earn AmeriCorps education awards through their homebuilding and other community service. At exit, they are placed in college, jobs, or both. yb.png

Today, there are 273 YouthBuild programs in 46 states, Washington, DC., and the Virgin Islands engaging approximately 10,000 young adults per year. 

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Victory Programs is a Boston-based nonprofit organization dedicated to helping individuals and families who are homeless and may have substance use disorders, often accompanied by chronic health issues like HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C and mental illness. Providing a welcoming environment, our compassionate and inspiring team is committed to helping our clients and members regain health and restore hope through immediate access to safe and stable housing. Victory Programs operates 18 health and housing programs in Boston, Cambridge and Topsfield and serves more than 2,600 people every year.

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United Nations Association of Greater Boston (UNA-GB) is dedicated to building a grassroots network of global citizens in the Boston area. From middle school students to business leaders, we facilitate dialogue and offer educational programs in the community and in the classroom to a broad cross-section of the New England community.

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Boston is a great city, made up of 22 distinct neighborhoods with residents of many cultures, ages, races, sexual orientations, gender identities, and religious beliefs. We envision a Boston where every person has the opportunity and resources to live healthy lives and thrive economically. We envision a Boston where all residents feel safe at home, in school, in our parks, and on the streets. We deserve a Mayor who will foster understanding across communities and who embraces the thinking that Boston will be at its best when every resident in every neighborhood is successful. We want to collaborate with the next Mayor to raise these issues as policy priorities and to ELEVATE Boston.

We have three areas of policy focus: health equity, economic equity, and safe communities for all. In order to ELEVATE Boston, these issues must be a policy priority for the next Mayor. These issues are germane to city government and areas that the Mayor of Boston has wide latitude to make a difference in.

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SquashBusters is a sports-based after-school youth enrichment program located in Boston and Lawrence, Massachusetts. We use the sport of squash, in combination with academic enrichment / homework tutoring, community service, school counseling and placement, and summer opportunities to improve the lives of Boston and Lawrence youth. SquashBusters has served more than 500 young people since its 1996 inception. SquashBusters aims to ensure that all its students graduate from high school, and matriculate to and graduate from college. By doing so, its students grow to become healthy, civic-minded, educated adults. We transform the lives of our students and the communities in which they live.

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V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. V-Day is a catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money, and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations. V-Day generates broader attention for the fight to stop violence against women and girls, including rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation (FGM), and sex slavery.

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United Sisters of Color of Boston

United Sisters of Color is a human service organization of women who are committed to promoting social justice and providing services to youth, adults and families from underserved urban communities. Through our grassroots efforts we will achieve this with opportunities for development, mentorship and pathways to education and employment

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The Life Uncommon is an agency-based philosophy that explores the relationship of the individual to their career, and how the integration of career and life leads to maximized fulfillment, personal satisfaction, and achievement of purpose.

Equal Pay Negotiations

Equal Pay for women is not the reality yet it can be.  President Obama is embarrassed it does not exist.  Cities like Boston are partnering with companies to make it happen.  The focus, energy, and desired of many stakeholders are building to create NOW as the time for the goal to become a reality.cropped-gals-2-for-background.png

Equal Pay Negotiations LLC works with many of the stakeholders to achieve the goal.

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commented 2016-08-02 15:21:07 -0400 · Flag
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commented 2015-06-13 17:01:38 -0400 · Flag
Very encouraging to see this site. While I very much appreciate what you do here, I would like to point out that there is a lot of work to do and in places you might rather not want to look. As a fully transitioned transwoman I did well in public for the most part, until I moved to Cambridge, MA, that is. I made a half mile walk to and from work in East Cambridge and in the course of the year I spent in there, I encountered multiple instances of unwanted bad looks, wary and disgusted stares, and worse, loud and disgusted pshhh sounds while passing me. Now here is the kicker: most of this disrespect & harassment was perpetrated by 20-something girls and/or older women, several of them college students. I dare say that most of them would have considered themselves “strong and empowered women,” perhaps a little too much so. Regardless of their passions, prejudices, their beliefs and political committments, it is no excuse for harassing and disrespecting others on the street. As a result of my yearlong experience in Cambridge/Boston, I can definitely say that I have lost respect for many of its denizens, particularly the younger ones. I am also happy to say that I have moved to New Hampshire and no longer have to put up with the harassment and unwanted judgement.