36 years of Waltham Partnership for Youth
Today, Waltham Partnership for Youth is proud to support more than 600 students per year, employ a staff team of 11 members, and manage a $1.2 million dollar operating budget.
WPY receives a 4-year, $1.2 million dollar grant from Newton-Wellesley Hospital to lead a multi-agency collaborative focused on providing holistic, wraparound support to newcomer immigrant students and families.
WPY pilots its summer internship program with 7 interns and 5 employer partners. This program has grown to engage more than 100 students each year.
WPY helps to establish the Safe Schools, Healthy Students coalition. WPY later receive a 10-year federal Drug Free Communities grant to support that work.
WPY secures the funding to create Healthy Waltham and serve as its fiscal agent until its incorporation as a nonprofit in 2013.
WPY is awarded an Even Start Grant and works to establish the Waltham Family School and serves as its fiscal agent and advisor until 2014.
WPY manages the Workforce Prep Plus Grant, creating jobs for youth and laying the foundation for today’s Career Exploration & Training Program.
Waltham Partnership for Youth is incorporated as an independent nonprofit.
Waltham Partnership for Youth is created after a Waltham youth summit. WPY operated as a city initiative for close to 10 years.