Lynn non-profit program lands $12K state grant

LYNN — Centerboard’s We Rise program received a $12,100 grant from the Boston Foundation.

The Lynn non-profit program addresses issues of the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC). We Rise was awarded the grant through the foundation’s Open Door Grants initiative, according to a press release from Centerboard.

“This grant will allow us to continue to fund innovative programming to combat the issues associated with CSEC,” Centerboard CEO Mark DeJoie said in a statement. “We look forward to building upon our mission of bringing together survivors of commercial sexual exploitation with key community allies in order to prevent, intervene against and promote recovery from the commercial sexual exploitation of children.” 

Open Door Grants are competitive, one-year grants designed for organizations whose proposals are focused on Greater Boston and whose values align with those of the Boston Foundation, according to Centerboard. The grants are awarded quarterly and are selected by staff through an inclusive evaluation process, with funds coming from the Boston Foundation’s Permanent Fund for Boston.

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