It is hard to believe, but Springboard is officially 10 years old! What started as a tiny organization with an afterschool program in two federally-subsidized housing communities has grown bigger than we could have ever imagined in that first year.
We expanded into more housing across new states, creating a nationally recognized model for holistic resident services and community-driven programming.
We started The Magnolia Mother’s Trust, the longest running guaranteed income program in the country and the first to focus specifically on Black women.
We created avenues for our families’ stories to be heard in policy briefings, news articles, public hearings, and legislative sessions.
We started fellowship programs to support our families in organizing, advocacy, and systems change.
And so much more.
While we’re always dreaming alongside our families about what could be next, we also want to celebrate where we’ve been and what has made Springboard the organization it is today.
So, with that in mind, we will be taking all the opportunities to celebrate this past decade of Springboard all year long!
In each of our newsletters, you’ll see throwbacks to past years and reflections on our core values — like our radically resident-driven philosophy that has been a throughline for us from the very beginning until now. We’ll be throwing some big parties (like our Night of Storytelling – stay tuned for more details!) and providing more opportunities for you to hear the stories and voices of our families.
We are so grateful for what this last decade has held and are especially grateful to have partners like you along on this journey who help make it all happen. We can only imagine what the next 10 years will hold!