Identity and Community

Exploring identity is an important way to strengthen bonds between groups and to build partnership. Second graders at the Haggerty School in Cambridge, Massachusetts built a collaborative mosaic to celebrate the school’s centennial anniversary. They included...

Suicide Prevention Planning in Greater Boston

  The Greater Boston Suicide Prevention Coalition has been active for many years and has a robust membership, but in 2015 was having trouble articulating its goals and describing its initiatives to new members and to outside stakeholders. Ultimately, they hoped...

Suicide Prevention Among Culturally Diverse Populations

The Greater Boston Suicide Prevention Coalition noticed that their membership didn’t represent the diversity of the Greater Boston Area, and that their prevention efforts were not always designed to meet the specific needs of diverse populations. In order to help them...

Food For Free Data Mural

Food for Free is an organization that distributes food to individuals and organizations every day.  Part food rescue and part social service, the organization got some help with outreach from the MIT data storytelling studio class when they designed a data mural to...

East Somerville Peace Quilt

East Somerville Main Streets, the business association for one of Somerville’s most vibrant and least wealthy neighborhoods, received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to do cultural placemaking through a series of outdoor performances and art projects....