Catholic Charities’ Teen Center at St. Peter’s in Dorchester
Named Nonprofit Excellence Award Finalist
BOSTON- May 6, 2014 The Massachusetts Nonprofit Network (MNN) is pleased to announce that Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Boston’s Teen Center at St. Peter’s in Dorchester, which serves teens ages 12 to 19 from the Bowdoin/Geneva neighborhood, has been selected as a finalist for the 2014 Nonprofit Excellence Awards for their success in communication. The Excellence Awards will be presented at MNN’s celebration of Nonprofit Awareness Day, a statewide holiday on June 9 that highlights the work of the nonprofit sector and raises awareness of causes throughout Massachusetts.
“Nonprofit Awareness Day was created to recognize the impact and importance of the more than 33,000 nonprofits and almost half a million nonprofit employees that provide invaluable services and are the cornerstones of our communities,” said Rick Jakious, CEO of the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network. “The Excellence Award finalists truly exemplify the most innovative, creative, and effective work being done throughout the Commonwealth.”
Excellence Award finalists are nominated by community members and peers and are selected by an independent panel of nonprofit leaders. This year, MNN received a record 209 Nonprofit Excellence Award nominations. Finalists will be recognized and winners will be announced at the Nonprofit Awareness Day celebration at the State House on June 9, presented by MNN and Citizens Bank.
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Boston’s (CCAB) Teen Center at St. Peter’s serves teens ages 12 to 19 from the Bowdoin/Geneva neighborhood of Dorchester. The organization succeeded in raising the profile of its Teen Center by leveraging the Teen Center's 10th anniversary to promote the program's impact on individual lives and the neighborhood as whole.
"CCAB is excited and honored to be nominated as a finalist for the MNN Excellence Award in Communication. Many staff members worked together to promote the 10th anniversary of our Teen Center and their collaborative efforts are recognized by this nomination," said Deborah Kincade Rambo, President of CCAB.
Nonprofits across the state will also be engaging in a social media campaign on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram leading up to June 9 and will use the hashtag #nonprofitsmakesense to highlight their unique contributions to their communities. Details are available here.
About the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network
The Massachusetts Nonprofit Network (MNN) is the voice of the entire nonprofit sector in Massachusetts. MNN was launched in 2007 and is the only statewide organization dedicated to strengthening communities by serving nonprofit organizations through advocacy, public awareness, and capacity building. MNN has more than 625 member organizations, representing nonprofits in every part of Massachusetts, from the Berkshires to the Cape and Islands. For more information about the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network, visit www.massnonprofitnet.org