Young Adults Uniting to End Homelessness
Jobs at Y2Y Network
Y2Y Network is building a movement of student-led shelters to interrupt the cycle of homelessness for a generation of young adults. At Y2Y Harvard Square, our pilot site, we employ a youth-to-youth model to provide a safe and affirming environment for young adults ages 18 to 24 experiencing homelessness. Y2Y guests work with service providers, other youth experiencing homelessness, and student volunteers to create sustainable pathways out of homelessness and develop skills for long-term success. Y2Y provides opportunities for both guests and volunteers to become the next generation’s leading advocates for youth-driven solutions to homelessness. Y2Y Harvard Square opened in December 2015 to address a critical community need, the lack of beds for young adults experiencing homelessness. Before Y2Y’s founding, there were only twelve beds in all of Greater Boston specifically for youth. Y2Y catalyzed the Cambridge and Boston community to develop and build an innovative, student-run model that provides very safe and low-cost shelter to young people. Y2Y’s work has been featured in the Boston Globe, National Public Radio, The Huffington Post, and NowThis. It has been selected to join the portfolio or has been incubated by MassChallenge, The Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, the Harvard Innovation Lab, TUGG, and the New England Business Association. Y2Y’s co-founders Sam Greenberg and Sarah Rosenkrantz have been recognized as Forbes 30 under 30, and Honorable Mention for the Boston Globe Magazine’s Bostonian of the Year.
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The Impact Coordinator will join Y2Y at an exciting inflection point. Based on two years of successful programming at Y2Y Harvard Square, we’ve crafted strategic priorities to continue learning while growing our impact.