SPUR | Student Success Drive Recipient Partners

Recipient Partners 2017/18


Centerboard is a community based organization that supports families and young people through housing, access to employment and education, and financial empowerment. They work with parents and teens to achieve independence by providing trauma informed care and case management.  


The Department of Children and Families works diligently to build a strong system for protecting children and families across the Commonwealth.  Lynn DCF works with a diverse population of families and children in the Lynn area.  DCF's adolescents are in foster care and are at a crossroad in their young lives.   


Lynn Community Health Center School Based Program at Ford Elementary (LCHC Ford Elementary) collaborates with the Lynn Public School System to provide primary, mental, and behavioral health services in the schools. Our program increases access to care through individual and family therapy, parent training, and education for students and families with needs surrounding trauma and abuse, self esteem, stress, depression, grief and loss, anxiety, as well as anger and behavioral issues. Ford Elementary is one of the 12 schools collaborating with LCHC to provide these services. With roughly 500 students, Ford has an incredibly diverse landscape with many of our students being first generation Americans. Many of our families come from underserved and impoverished backgrounds and are dealing with significant economic struggles. We work closely with these families and get to know their struggles very well; helping all physical, mental, emotional, and community needs as possible. Around here they just call it the Ford Family.


Kipp Academy is a public charter school with a track record of preparing students in underserved communities for success to and through college.  Their mission is to create an environment where students develop the academic skills, character strengths, and intellectual habits necessary to maximize their potential in college and in life.


Teen Scene is a co-educational academic enrichment/violence prevention program which employs a Positive Youth Development framework in order to build assets and resiliency in at-risk youth. The program is a free resource which serves primarily low-income minority families from nearby neighborhoods. One of Teen Scene’s core goals is to enhance its participants’ educational attainment with the viewpoint that academic achievement is a means to violence prevention in at-risk youth.


Thurgood Marshall Middle School






Marblehead Food Pantry


Marblehead Public Schools

The Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity (METCO) program, is a voluntary school desegregation program funded by a grant from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  Participating students arrive by bus daily, from Boston and Springfield.  This year, Marblehead has 80 students participating in the program spanning in age from 1st to 12th grade.  Marblehead has been a METCO community since 1967 and is the furthest out from Boston of any of the METCO school systems.


The Lynch / van Otterloo YMCA after school program is a fun, educational program that helps children develop self confidence, interpersonal relationships, positive values, academic achievement and builds a sense of community.






Children’s Friend and Family Services offers a comprehensive Teen Parenting program at Salem High School, designed to give at-risk teen parents the support they need to be nurturing, effective parents – all while completing their high school education.


Horace Mann Laboratory School


On Point is a collaborative program of the Plummer Home, the Salem Police and the Essex County Juvenile Court, established in 2011. On Point serves court-involved youth as well as other youth who live in the “Point” neighborhood, Salem’s lowest income neighborhood. 

On Point aims to keep court-involved youth living at home, engaged with their family and school, rather than resorting to juvenile detention. With On Point, the court is able to order a period of probation that includes as a condition of completion participation in the On Point program. On Point includes therapeutic, educational and recreational activities as well as community service projects. In addition, On Point offers a range of activities to many other youth, serving as a prevention program for those juveniles not yet in legal trouble.


Salem Academy Charter School is a small public 6-12 school designed to educate the city of Salem's diverse student population.  Through a unique integration of college predatory classes with service to the community, the school's goal is to graduate informed, articulate and proactive individuals of strong character. 


Salem Public Schools 





Swampscott Food Pantry