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Cambridge Shelters Team Up to Address Homelessness

The Harvard Square Homeless Shelter and the newly opened Y2Y Youth Homeless Shelter introduced a joint volunteer recruiting initiative in an effort to share resources in their combined mission of combating homelessness in Cambridge​

Y2Y
Harvard Square

Cambridge Homeless Prepare for Winter

​Though the fear of winter is ever-present for Cambridge’s homeless population, shelters, including the new student-run initiative Y2Y Harvard Square, aim to mitigate the additional strains felt during winter months with increased resources.

Elizabeth Warren at Y2Y Opening
Cambridge

Elizabeth Warren at Y2Y Opening

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren spoke at the opening celebration for Y2Y Harvard Square, the youth homeless shelter that will be opening in December. “All young people have a right to live safely and with dignity,” Senator Warren said. “Y2Y Harvard Square will play an important role as a safe place and resource for youth in our community who need a chance to get back on their feet.”

Felicia Lovejoy at Y2Y’s Opening
Cambridge

Felicia Lovejoy at Y2Y’s Opening

Felicia Lovejoy, a Boston-based musician, performs at the Y2Y Harvard Square opening celebration. The event took place on Nov. 6 in First Parish Church, whose basement is home to the shelter opening in December.

Y2Y Opening Celebration
Cambridge

Y2Y Opening Celebration

Sarah A. Rosenkrantz ’14 and Samuel G. Greenberg ’14 receive a standing ovation as they thank the community for their assistance in creating Y2Y Harvard Square, a youth-led homeless shelter set to open in December.

Greenberg and Rosenkrantz at Y2Y Opening
Cambridge

Greenberg and Rosenkrantz at Y2Y Opening

Sarah A. Rosenkrantz ’14 and Samuel G. Greenberg ’14 speak at the opening celebration for Y2Y Harvard Square. The shelter will be home to 22 gender-inclusive beds for homeless young adults ages 18 to 24.

Elizabeth Warren at Y2Y Opening
Music

Photos of the Weekend (11/8/15)

Elizabeth Warren at Y2Y Opening
Student Groups

Y2Y Youth Homeless Shelter Celebrates Upcoming Opening

The shelter, set to open to young adults between the ages 18 and 24 in December, looks to serve as a “sanctuary” for local homeless youth.

'We Matter Jobs and Housing Rally'
City Politics

Black Lives Matter March Calls for Reforms

​​Harvard students joined activists from Black Lives Matter in Cambridge as they marched down Massachusetts Avenue on Sunday, rallying for affordable housing protection and wage reform.

City Politics

City Officials Consider Progress in Ending Veteran Homelessness

Following Boston Mayor Marty J. Walsh’s pronounced commitment to end veteran homelessness by the end of 2015, city officials said Boston has made “tremendous progress.”

Y2Y Harvard Square Begins Construction
Student Groups

Youth Homeless Shelter Enters Final Phase of Capital Campaign

Leaders of Y2Y look to raise the last $50,000 of a $1.25 million fundraising goal through a crowdsourcing campaign to open a student-run shelter for homeless youth.

ArtLifting at Harvard Ed Portal
Visual Arts

ArtLifting at Harvard Ed Portal

Liz J. Powers ’10, founder of ArtLifting, talks to visitors during the opening of “Life-Changing Art” at the Harvard Ed Portal on Saturday evening. ArtLifting, which is partnering with the Ed Portal to open the new exhibit, is an organization that seeks to provide a way of earning an income to homeless or disabled artists across the country.

ArtLifting at Harvard Ed Portal
Allston

Ed Portal Opens Exhibit Supporting Homeless Artists

The exhibition focuses on the positive potential of the homeless and disabled artists ArtLifting represents.

Harvard Square Charging Station
Harvard Square

New Phone Charging Station Solicits Shelter Donations

The new charging station, located in the CVS vestibule at 6 JFK St., solicits donations for a student-run youth homeless shelter that is scheduled to open this fall.

Y2Y Harvard Square Begins Construction
Harvard Square

Y2Y Harvard Square Begins Construction

Y2Y Harvard Square co-directors Samuel G. Greenberg ’14 and Sarah A. Rosenkrantz ’14 discuss construction plans in the heart of the soon-to-be shelter. The shelter, located at First Parish Church, will include 22 beds for homeless youth.

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