Diversity Topic: Money

The Money Topic Team looks forward to investigating this topic of Money with the congregation over the next four weeks.

For info, or to offer your input, contact our minister

Want to do some reading or research on your own? Here are some ideas:

Class Action, Commission on Appraisal report (some copies at church)





The Money Topic Team has chosen Year Up as the Giving Beyond Our Walls recipient for March 2018

Year Up enables young adults to move from minimum wage to meaningful careers in one year.

We chose Year Up because it is a nationwide organization that has an office in Boston. Young adults in the greater Boston area, who are disconnected from stable career pathways, are mentored into meaningful careers. “Year Up is not a ‘hand out’, it is a ‘hand up’.

Quote from a graduate: “I did not know, I was about to embark on a life-altering journey” Stanley Narcisse, Greater Boston

[Year Up is a 501(c)3 organization that has received a 90.92 rating (4 star rating) from Charity Navigator]

For more information:


Year Up

45 Milk Street

Boston 02109


Year Up is an award-winning national 501(c)3 organization striving to close the Opportunity Divide by providing young adults ages 18-24 with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education. Through a one-year intensive program, Year Up utilizes a high support, high expectations model that combines hands-on technical and professional skills, educational stipends, college-level coursework, and corporate internships at more than 250 top companies. Its holistic approach focuses on students’ professional and personal development to place talented and motivated young adults on a viable path to economic self-sufficiency.

Year Up has served more than 19,500 young adults since its founding in 2000, and will serve more than 4,000 young adults in 2018 nationwide. Year Up currently serves 21 U.S. cities, including Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Jacksonville, LA, Miami, New York, and San Francisco.