The City of Boston and community partners are implementing the community’s Plan to Prevent and End Youth Homelessness. The Executive Committee and the Youth Action Board are the bodies charged with overseeing Rising to the Challenge implementation, including gap analysis, service development, and funding allocations. This includes breaking down policy and bureaucratic barriers and coordinating among community partners. It is based on a model of shared ownership and centered around principles of youth partnership and data-informed decision-making. The Executive Committee includes membership from a wide variety of stakeholders, including, at a minimum, YAB members, and representatives from City departments (DND as the CoC lead agency, and HHS), State agencies (DCF as the child welfare agency, and ICHH), Boston Public Schools, homelessness housing and service providers, and private funding partners.
The Boston Youth Action Board is comprised of young people with lived experience of housing instability and utilizes a core group of members and focus group to review systems-level interventions.
There are four positions on the Executive Committee for young adults (18 - 24 years old) with lived experience of homelessness or housing instability in Boston that will be overseen by the Boston YAB Directors. These four EC members will represent the voices of young adults throughout the city.
Please complete and send applications to BostonYab@gmail.com by January 17th