Journey to Graduation: Life Maps

Moving Ahead Program Life Map

The first few weeks of our program can be extremely difficult to navigate. For many of our students, this could be the first time in many years adhering to a strict schedule, or being in an environment with so many new faces. To help overcome this and to create a classroom environment that feels safe […]

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St. Francis House welcomes two new Board members

The St. Francis House Board of Directors has approved the nominations this year of both Vince Spiziri of Boston in October 2016 and Michael Sexton of Needham in June 2017. We welcome these two new members to our Board! Vincent J. Spiziri, Bernstein Vince Spiziri is a Senior Managing Director and Head of Bernstein’s philanthropy […]

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Meet Marie Hardie, working to incentivize Shooze Cruise Host Committee

Marie, Emerging Leader

Marie initially became associated with St. Francis House as a Senior in high school, when a capstone style paper she wrote on social justice and poverty, ended with her volunteering at St. Francis House.  Years later, after earning her degree in Finance/Accounting from Fairfield University, she was looking for ways to volunteer and give back […]

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North 26 Restaurant Caters Shooze Cruise 2017

North 26, Chef Julia

As our 14th Annual Shooze Cruise approaches, we want to spread the news about the wonderfully generous folks at North 26 Restaurant and the Millenunim Bostonian Hotel, who graciously provide the amazing buffet spread on board. Chef Julia Brant of North 26 Restaurant, got involved in the 2015 cruise by sending St. Francis House an email […]

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Boston Tech Space Gives Back

Google, Rue La La and LogMeIn volunteers

One of the staples in the Boston community is the highly prevalent tech space. And with so many tech companies in the surrounding St. Francis House neighborhood, it makes it easy for tech companies to pop in for a few hours of volunteering. The tech space is known for attracting a young demographic of folks […]

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What Gifts Do You Bring to the Table?

What Gifts Do You Bring to the Table? Alumni Resource Center Bulletin Board

Our Moving Ahead Program has over 1,500 alumni, all who are welcome to visit St. Francis House at any time and seek us for support and resource advice in perpetuity. The Alumni Resource Center bulletin board on the 4th floor hosts a new topic each month. This month, we’re talking about Strengths. If I gave you […]

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Moving Ahead Program, Class 166: Journey to Graduation

The fun never stops here at the Moving Ahead Program! We just celebrated the end of one class with a Graduation Ceremony, and our team is busy preparing for the start of our 166th Class. How did we get to this point? Twice a week, our program hosts an Information Session, run by our Admissions Coordinator.  From […]

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Moving Ahead Program Graduates Class 165

 Pictured above: Students of the Moving Ahead Program listen to their Instructor, Chris, give his speech during their Graduation Ceremony on June 23rd, 2017. Photo by Tony Irving. On Friday, June 23rd the Moving Ahead Program graduated their 165th Class. Graduation is an important part of each student’s journey. The ceremony signifies the end to […]

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