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Revolution Players Collaborative Fund Donates $40,000 to Breakthrough Greater Boston, Chica Project, and Women of Color Entrepreneurs

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November 22, 2022 – Major League Soccer (MLS)New England Revolution News Release

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution Players Collaborative Fund has donated $10,000 each to Chica Project and Breakthrough Greater Boston, as well as $20,000 to the Women of Color Entrepreneurs (WOCE). With these latest grants, the coalition of Revolution players has granted $160,000 to grassroots organizations in New England that are leaders in the ongoing effort to promote social equity and fight systemic racism.

“Black Players for Change is thrilled to work alongside these three organizations empowering women and the youth of Greater Boston,” said New England Revolution goalkeeper and Black Players for Change President and Co-Founder Earl Edwards Jr, who is also a member of the MLS Players Association Executive Board. “The impactful work by Chica Project, Breakthrough Greater Boston, and WOCE perfectly aligns with what Black Players for Change stands for. I’m excited to see these organizations continue to help their communities thrive.”

Based in Quincy, Mass., Chica Project’s mission is to close the opportunity divide for Latinas and other Women of Color by empowering them with the skills, confidence, and network necessary to thrive personally and professionally. Since 2011, over 3,000 women have been impacted by the Chica Project with 170 workshops facilitated to empower girls. Through their youth-led approach in schools and throughout the community, 99 percent of their participants have gone on to graduate high school and enroll in college.

“Gracias to the New England Revolution for supporting Chica Project and for helping uplift our mission,” said Executive Director Zaida Ismatul Oliva. “We are grateful for your commitment to the development of young Women of Color.”

Serving 900 students and 200 teachers annually, the mission at Breakthrough Greater Boston is to inspire excitement for learning, create paths to college and promote careers in education. By preparing low-income students for college success and training the next generation of urban teachers, Breakthrough Greater Boston changes students’ academic trajectories and supports them along the path to college. Following their foundation in 1992, the organization has expanded to Somerville and Boston in 2013 and 2018 with one more expansion planned for 2024.

“For over 30 years, Breakthrough Greater Boston (BTGB) has been closing opportunity gaps by preparing low-income students for success in college…

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