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Hyde Square Task Force Awarded $400,000 Cummings Grant

Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF) is one of 140 local nonprofits to receive grants of $100,000 to $500,000 each through Cummings Foundation’s $25 Million Grant Program. The organization, based in Boston’s Latin Quarter in Jamaica Plain, was chosen from a total of 580 applicants during a competitive review process. HSTF will receive $400,000 over 10 years. Hyde Square Task Force’s mission is to amplify the power, creativity, and voices of youth, connecting them to Afro-Latin culture and heritage so they can create a diverse, vibrant Latin Quarter and build a just, equitable Boston. In the coming year, HSTF will reach more than 600 children and youth through its Afro-Latin arts, education, and creative development programming.


Hyde Square Task Force Appoints New Executive Director

Dr. Celina Miranda has been named Hyde Square Task Force’s new executive director. Miranda has spent her career engaged in work that enables underserved communities to access the resources and opportunities they need for a better future. With more than a decade of experience in philanthropy, she has helped numerous Boston nonprofits secure funding in the service of their mission. Miranda has been a Senior Program Officer at the Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation since 2012. A member of HSTF’s Board of Directors from 2009 through 2014, Miranda’s passion for youth, social justice, and education makes her uniquely suited to lead HSTF.