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Dorchester Youth Collaborative
1514a Dorchester Avenue
Boston, MA 02122
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Please take a little time out of your busy day to read this story about one of our kids at the Dorchester youth collaborative. This is more than a story about one kid making it but rather a testament to Emmett and his staff and the work they do on a daily basis, year in and year out with hardly any money or recognition except that it works. Like I have said in the past, a lot of people in this city talk about what they are GOING to do, Emmett and his staff do it every day.  I am so honored to be a small part of what they do and me and my fellow board members congratulate George and his brother for the success they have had and hope for many more in the future. Thanks for reading,  Joe







Mayors Race public policy notes


The White House, Champions of Change, Youth Violence Prevention, www.whitehouse.gov/champions/youth-violence-prevention/emmett-folgert-m.ed.-

Comfort in Choir, Boston Herald, January 27, 2013

Advocates for Boston youths work together to weave safety net to prevent violence, The Boston Globe, December 6, 2012

Boston Braces For Inmates Released In Drug Lab Scandal, WBUR, October 17, 2012

Getting away for his future, The Boston Globe, May 5, 2012

White House honors 2 social workers’ efforts to stop youth violence, The Boston Globe, April 5, 2012

White House applauds Folgert for his work, Dorchester Reporter, April 5, 2012

White House Highlights Emmett Folgert at National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention “Champion of Change,” The Solo Foundation, April 5, 2012

Champions of Change, The White House, April 4, 2012

White House to honor Dorchester Youth Collaborative founder, Dorchester Reporter, April 3, 2012

Brothers seek a way up and out, The Boston Globe, December 18, 2011

Youth worker connects at-risk teens to workplace, Dorchester Reporter, December 16, 2010

Spike in shootings prompts renewed quest for solutions, Dorchester Reporter, December 16, 2010

Lag in fund-raising stresses non-profits, Dorchester Reporter, January 7, 2010

A little nudge to play offers aimless teens a turnaround (video below), Boston Globe, April 23, 2009


Shootings rattle nerves along Dot Ave., Dorchester Reporter, January 17, 2008

With tug on tin ear, Patrick hears the call, The Boston Globe, May 20, 2007

Video footage from the early days of DYC on WGBH’s Ten O’Clock News, approximately 1990