Action Projects

In 2020 we were excited to launch Impact MetroWest, a comprehensive community needs assessment. This interactive resource enables the community to focus its efforts based on data. Impact MetroWest increases awareness around the strengths and challenges facing the cities and towns that comprise our MetroWest community. Two of the significant needs identified from Impact MetroWest are being addressed through our Action Projects.

Action Projects address a particular issue in our region and are identified through a combination of data and collaborative conversations with local nonprofit partners, educators, and civic leaders. The Foundation is focusing on two Actions Projects this year:

  • Our Racial Equity in Education Project was launched in 2021 and made possible thanks to the support of MathWorks. The primary goal of this project is to increase literacy rates for MetroWest students in grades 1-4 and address math performance outcomes for middle school students. We have made our first investments in addressing literacy in Framingham with grants to Literations and JFS of Metrowest.
  • The MetroWest Workforce Development Project focuses on income inequality that persists in the MetroWest, and provides a path to financial stability for under resourced youth and underemployed or unemployed adults. Currently we are working towards raising $600,000 for this project, with a goal of supporting various workforce development related projects in the building trades, medical trades, and the life science industry across the region. Thank you Middlesex Savings Charitable Foundation for your generous commitment to this project.

Download a pdf for additional information about the Workforce Development Project.

To learn more about our Action Projects and how you can support them, contact Renee Quinn, Director of Development at [email protected]