Highlights from the 2023 Project Wrap-Up Celebration.
The annual CCT Wrap-Up Celebration was help at the NonProfit Center in Boston last week as CCT clients and volunteers mixed and mingled and celebrated each team's accomplishments. All 10 clients spoke to the challenges their organizations were facing and how the projects helped address them. Clients represented nonprofits from a range of sectors, including:
Boston Post Adoption Resources - Mental Health & Crisis Intervention
Community Consulting Teams of Boston - Community Improvement
Family Access Newton - Youth Development
La Alianza Hispana - Human Services
Mystic River Watershed Association - Environment & Farming
Plummer Youth Promise - Human Services
The Family Van - Youth Development
The Umbrella Community Arts Center - Arts, Culture & Humanities
Worcester Center for Crafts - Arts, Culture & Humanities
Wright-Locke Farm Conservancy - Environment & Farming
Co-Chairs Lorri Veidenheimer and Lisa Coney kicked off the evening thanking both new and long-standing volunteers before opening the floor to clients to share the dilemmas they faced, the learnings they gleaned and the impact they saw. After several months of emails, calls and Zoom meetings, it was a gratifying to get project teams together with their clients and to meet other teams, nonprofits and volunteers.
Words from Clients
All non-profits are constrained; It's important to think big and CCT helped us think BIG. - Mary Kathryn Fallon, The Family Van
This team really loves data! - Brian Bortura, The Umbrella Arts Center
It would have taken us years to do what the CCT team did in four months. - Kelly DiBenedetto, Boston Post Adoption Resources
Why does CCT need a project? Why does the shoemaker's children need shoes? - Lorri Veidenheimer, Community Consulting Teams of Boston
It never gets old to hear from our clients about their progress and the ways CCT helped advance their important work!