The Power of Collaboration

Communities and schools creating solutions together.

Our Why

We believe that advancing equity requires a “collaborative consciousness”.

Our Vision

A Boston where every child has access to high quality education, housing, and health. 

Recent News & Events

Higher Ground on NBC Boston

Higher Ground on NBC Boston

Jan 20, 20231 min read
On January 18th Higher Ground’s Mossik Hacobian and Brandy Brooks were interviewed about Mayor Wu’s upcoming proposal to address housing…
Hubie Jones Receives the Norman B. Leventhal Award from A Better City

Hubie Jones Receives the Norman B. Leventhal Award from A Better City

Dec 5, 20221 min read
On December 5, 2022 Hubie Jones was honored by A Better City with the Norman B. Leventhal Award. Named in memory of A Better…
Higher Ground in The Boston Globe

Higher Ground in The Boston Globe

Oct 27, 20221 min read
Higher Ground Founder Hubie Jones and Board of Advisors member Professor James Jennings discuss the promising results of Higher Grounds collective impact work and potential broad application across Boston.

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Our Focus Areas

We focus on challenges identified by community members. We leverage the many resources that exist in our partner schools and our community. We view these focus areas as interconnected –  that’s why our approach is holistic and multi-faceted.

Reflections from Our Community

Why Collaboration Matters

Our community of parents, residents, service providers, funders, universities and government agencies share what sets Higher Ground apart.

Our Impact


Collaborative Partners

Established effective partnerships with more than 65 community providers, hospitals, universities, and government agencies.


Reduced Student homelessness

Housed over 400 students and their families in our partner schools by working with a coalition of providers and government agencies to find systems-level improvements.

$15 M


Secured over $15 million in investments for Roxbury and surrounding neighborhoods to strengthen the quality of education, health, and housing.