Justin Pasquariello, Executive Director of the East Boston Social Centers, announced the Centers will be the recipient of a generous $10,000 donation from Suffolk Construction and CEO John Fish. Suffolk Construction committed to supplement their recent fundraising efforts in support of essential programming for East Boston youth, families, and seniors.
Pasquariello said “Suffolk Construction and John Fish have an outstanding track record of generous philanthropic support for Greater Boston. We are deeply grateful to be the recipients of this grant-which supports our work, impacting nearly 600 diverse individuals of all ages on a typical day.”
Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards, who was instrumental in making the connection and securing the funding is grateful to Suffolk Construction and proud of the East Boston nonprofit’s work.
“It’s important to uplift and maintain shining beacons in our community. The East Boston Social Centers has provided essential services to youth for over 100 years and I’m proud to assist in preserving that legacy. Thank you to Mr. Fish and Suffolk Construction.”
The East Boston Social Centers is a 101-year old multi-service settlement house agency, serving culturally diverse families and individuals of all ages in East Boston and throughout Greater Boston. The programs offered by the Social Centers are designed to meet people’s educational, social and recreational needs, and to build community and strengthen families. Thousands of diverse community members are impacted by the Social Centers each year, with direct programs including early learning, school age and summer, teen, family engagement and older adult programs; volunteer led programs including English for Speakers of Other Languages and Arabic classes; and the use of our space as a gathering space for everything from indoor dance and community meetings to Narcotics Anonymous meetings.