Black History Month 2022 at West End House

As part of our Black History Month celebration West End House staff researched Black trailblazers ranging from author, educator, activist, artist, local heroes and more who have helped shape the nation through their contributions and sacrifices. To celebrate and honor these Black leaders each day one of our youth members highlighted one figure over... read more »

West End House Hosts Esperanza; A Celebration of Hope and Healing Through Art!

Last Wednesday West End House hosted Esperanza; A Celebration of Hope and Healing Through Art, an interactive visual arts exhibit featuring a collaborative, community quilt and individual textile pieces designed by our youth artists. The exhibit was the culmination of a seven week program with our summer Artist in Residence Susan Thompson. Susan, an... read more »

Dawnn Ashley Jaffier, Lifelong West End House Member

A new art installation adorning our building honors three individuals who have made an impact on West End House. Third in this series, but occupying a central place in all of our hearts, is lifelong West End House member Dawnn Ashley Jaffier. Improving the lives of Boston youth was Dawnn’s passion. Before becoming an... read more »

Cummings Foundation Invests in College Success

We are thrilled to announce that the Cummings Foundation has elevated its initial grant award to a 10-year commitment totaling $500,000 in support for our College and Career Program. This incredibly generous grant, part of their highly competitive Sustaining Grants initiative, is an unprecedented multi-year investment in our college-enrolled youth. The future looks even... read more »