Founded in 1949, Freedom House is located in the Grove Hall neighborhood of Boston. We hope to build a new facility at our 14 Crawford Street location in the next few years. Freedom House is dedicated to keeping the American Dream alive. Given this critical community need, in a country where the population is shifting to “majority-minority,” we must aggressively address the problems that Freedom House has tackled over so many decades. Freedom House’s strengths lie in pioneering anti-poverty youth development and college completion strategies for low income and minority students; a history and legacy of commitment to social justice and educational excellence.
Our Commitment: To help young people achieve self-sufficiency and put them on the path to upward social mobility through:
- Elevating their academic performance,
- Coaching them to persist and succeed in college in order to attain better career options,
- Providing civic engagement training and projects.
- Engaging parents and the entire community in supporting educational excellence.
In 2012, the Freedom House Board established a new direction for the organization to scale our programs to serve more young people and work towards doubling the college graduation rate. We connect our historic legacy of success in the civil rights movement and first mover status in college access and success programming to the critical 21st century view of the need to graduate more young people from college particularly those from immigrant, minority or low income backgrounds. Freedom House is clear that a high quality high school education coupled with a college degree are worthwhile investments and pathways to opportunity and upward social mobility. Closing the opportunity divide and eliminating disparities in educational attainment are community development challenges that Freedom House is uniquely poised to address.
Our Mission: To transform the economic and cultural fabric of high-need communities through education and leadership development.