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 at The Higginson Lewis – on GBH News Boston

Higher Ground at The Higginson Lewis – on GBH News Boston

Apr 25, 20241 min read
The Higginson-Lewis 3-8 school in Roxbury got a full reception area revamp over April break. Volunteers from the community, school,…
A Blueprint For How Boston Should Best Use Its School Buildings

A Blueprint For How Boston Should Best Use Its School Buildings

Apr 20, 20241 min read
Please see a Boston Globe Op-Ed Article written by our very own Dr. Brandy Brooks and Shavonne Harrington of Union…
Higher Ground Celebrates Black History Month – February Newsletter

Higher Ground Celebrates Black History Month – February Newsletter

Mar 5, 20241 min read
Please click on picture below to read Higher Ground’s monthly newsletter for February.

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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

65+

Collaborative Partners

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

75%

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

Invested

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