Santander Bank Funds Upcoming Social Enterprise at 48 Boylston

Banco Santander

Santander Bank has been a long term corporate supporter of St. Francis House. From volunteering and donating clothing, to providing financial support for our programming, they continue to expand their holistic support.

Current Moving Ahead Program collaboration

With a philanthropic focus on financial education and workforce development, Santander Bank employees found themselves at home within our 14 week intensive vocational program, the Sullivan Family Moving Ahead Program (MAP).

A core group of Santander employees are committed to spending time with our MAP students during a critical phase in our program; when they’re getting ready for job interviews. Employees perform mock interviews with students, providing the critical feedback needed to ensure our students are set up for success as they re-enter the workforce.

Expanding workforce development partnership at 48 Boylston

Last year St. Francis House purchased the former Boston Young Men’s Christian Union Building across the street at 48 Boylston Street (in partnership with the Planning Office of Urban Affairs), and will build 46 units of affordable housing and a social enterprise.

It seemed a natural fit to ask Santander Bank to support our new social enterprise which will launch in the new space at 48 Boylston Street. The street-level business venture will create important employment opportunities for homeless individuals served by St. Francis House, while also adding vitality to the neighborhood.

We are honored to announce that Santander Bank has committed to providing  financial support towards this critical new program.

Learn more about what’s to come at 48 Boylston Street.

Looking to become a corporate partner?

If you’re interested in supporting our mission as a corporate partner, contact Meryl Pinette at 617.457.1020.