Young people under the age of 18 may be experiencing homelessness alone for a number of reasons, such as abuse or family conflict over sexual orientation and gender identity. And while there are existing services that could help, current law prevents underage youth from consenting to many of these services without a parent – despite […]

Boston, MA – In response to Governor Healey’s Executive Order No. 615 promoting increased language access, Deborah Silva, Executive Director of Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice, issued the following statement: “Language barriers at state agencies prevent hundreds of thousands of people across the Commonwealth from accessing the resources and information they need to care […]

By Asia Foland Contaminated rooms, unbearable class temperatures, and… metal detectors? Boston Public Schools are still working to meet students’ needs. Police are not going to help. In June of 2022, Boston Mayor Michelle Wu, former BPS superintendent Brenda Cassellius, chair of the Boston School Committee Jeri Robinson, and Department of Elementary and Secondary Education […]

  It’s budget season, and that means we have important opportunities to fight for necessary funding and overdue policy change. This year, we’re supporting two key amendments filed by Senator Kennedy: Amendment #555 would increase funding for housing and supportive services for unaccompanied youth experiencing homelessness (budget line item 4000-0007) from $11 million to $12 million. […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Boston, MA, May 3, 2023 – Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice, a Boston-based research and advocacy nonprofit, welcomed Kerry L. Timbers and Ryan LaRue to its Board of Directors during the organization’s Board Meeting on February 13, 2023. Kerry L. Timbers (he/him/his) is Managing Partner at Sunstein LLP, an intellectual property […]

Honoring Elaine Weddington Steward, Senior Vice President & Assistant General Counsel, FSG Boston On April 12, 2023, Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice honored Elaine Weddington Steward with its 2023 Good Apple Award. A trailblazer throughout her historic career, Elaine’s extraordinary dedication to public service and social justice demonstrates the important role the legal community […]