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Tutors for All Receives NobleCause Grant for Volunteerism

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March 24rd, 2016, Boston – Tutors for All has received a $6,500 grant through NobleCause, a national grant competition mobilizing volunteers to address the greatest challenges facing their local communities. Each semester, Tutors for All recruits 30-40 volunteers to become tutors and program coordinators for various tutorial programs throughout Boston. As an incentive to recruit volunteers, the organization offers all volunteers free Charlie Cards to make their traveling easier as they commute to the different sites. With this grant, Tutors for All will be able to continue to offer their volunteers free Charlie Cards, a small token to thank them for their outstanding work.

“For ten years Tutors for All has relied on volunteers to provide crucial instruction of our kids,” said Mark Destler, Executive Director of Tutors for All. “The NobleCause grant allows us to give these volunteers the appreciation and support they deserve.”

$1,000,000 in total has been distributed to various schools and nonprofits through the NobleCause grant competition, with one hundred organizations awarded $6,500 grants. All grant recipients demonstrated a remarkable ability to raise community awareness, foster partnerships, and cultivate leaders who take action.

“We set out to encourage communities throughout the country to tell us their big, sustainable ideas to inspire quality volunteerism,” said Wesley Barnett, managing partner for TreeTop Commons and NobleHour. “By organizing volunteers to address local concerns, NobleCause award recipients are defining social responsibility right in their own communities.”

The NobleCause grant is made possible by the GiveWell Community Foundation and organized by NobleHour, a volunteer management tool that promotes a culture of civic engagement and charts meaningful acts of goodness. For more than a decade, NobleHour has been connecting and equipping thousands of schools, non-profit agencies, and organizations to shape well-rounded students and service leaders, build better communities, and measure their collective impact. To learn more, visit

Tutors for All Announces New Partnership with Blue Hill Boys & Girls Club

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February 29, 2016, Boston – Tutors for All has announced a new partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston’s Berkshire Partners Blue Hill Club. Tutors for All will recruit and manage five tutors for the Club’s evening tutoring program for the spring academic semester, with oversight from their Education Director. The program will run from 5:30pm to 7:45pm on Thursday evenings at their Club in Dorchester, and will provide academic support to twelve Club members in the subjects of math, science, and English Language Arts (ELA).

“We are incredibly excited to announce this new partnership,” said Mark Destler, Executive Director of Tutors for All. “Ten years ago, we made a commitment to bring tutors to the students who need them the most, first in schools and eventually through working with community agencies. Given this Club’s long-standing history in the community, we know that our tutors will have a tremendous impact. ” The partnership is the fourth of its kind, following partnerships with Massachusetts General’s Center for Community Health Improvement, The YMCA of Greater Boston, and Squashbusters.

Since its founding in 1893, Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston (BGCB) has been helping young people, especially those who need us most, build strong character and realize their full potential as responsible citizens and leaders. BGCB does this by providing: a safe haven filled with hope and opportunity, ongoing relationships with caring adults, and life-enhancing programs in six core program areas. The organization serves more than 16,000 young people ages 6-18 in 11 Clubs, and through Camp Harbor View and YouthConnect. BGCB is an affiliate of Boys & Girls Clubs of America and The United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley. For more information, visit BGCB on the web at