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Adult Vocational Program

Meet Alexandra, a participant in our Adult Services Vocational Program. Whether she’s baking in the café, or planning with program staff for a future with even more independence, Alexandra brings her caring spirit. Learn about Alexandra’s journey.


Doctor Franklin Perkins School

Meet Aiden, a senior at Doctor Franklin Perkins School. When he’s not playing basketball or working his on-campus job, Aiden is studying, cracking jokes with his classmates, or helping a younger student. Learn about Aiden’s journey.


Legacy Mentoring Program

Meet Natalia, a graduate of our Legacy Mentoring child sexual exploitation program. She has overcome more than most people can imagine and is focused on conquering her own future with a strong support team. Learn about Natalia’s journey.

2023 Events

Speakers Series

April 2023: The Yellow Tulip Project team, featuring Suzanne Fox(she/her), Co-Founder and Executive Director and Anna Mullen (she/her), YTP Board Member provided insightful tips on how we can each smash the stigma surrounding mental illness and build a community of people who realize that hope happens when youth and community leaders work together.

RFK Community Alliance Open

May 2023: A full field of golfers enjoyed our 19th annual RFK Community Alliance Open at Sterling National Country Club. The weather was gorgeous, and we had a great time! We are proud to report that thanks to the support of many sponsors, we raised almost $90,000.

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Fairway for Kids

June 2023: Our 19th annual Fairway for Kids was a huge success, thanks in large part to our partner, Eversource! 130 golfers joined us at Myopia Hunt Club for a beautiful day on the course. We are proud to report that thanks to the generous support of numerous sponsors, we had another amazing year, raising over $345,000.

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Rodman Ride for Kids

September 2023: 29 people represented and fundraised on behalf of RFK Community Alliance as riders and virtual riders in the 2023 Rodman Ride for Kids. In-person riders encountered some rainy weather but ended the ride with some sun just in time for the after party. Thanks to all the teams, we raised $44,324 and had a blast.

Embracing the Legacy

November 2023: 280 supporters gathered at our Embracing the Legacy celebration at the JFK Library in Boston to remember the legacy of Robert F. Kennedy. There was so much positive energy in the room as we celebrated our 2023 honorees, Andrew Dreyfus, Kristin Henning, and Devin McCourty and were treated to a performance by Lavender Darcangelo. The evening was a big success, and we are humbled and grateful for the generous support of our donors and sponsors. We were in awe that we were able to raise $410,000 for those in our care!

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Winter Wish

December 2023: Our annual Winter Wish holiday gift drive helped ensure that every child in our care received at least one gift for the holidays. Thanks to your generosity, we raised over $7,500 for gifts or in gift cards. And we received a variety of gifts that included a television, STEM and nature educational kits, and two PlayStation 5s for residences. We are so grateful!

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Join us in our annual Winter Wish gift drive at RFK Community Alliance to ensure that every child in our care receives at least one gift for the winter holidays

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Team Perkins is participating in the Flutie 5K Epic Adventure!

Perkins is excited to be participating in Dougie’s Epic Adventure: A Magical Flutie 5K to raise money to help the people and families who are affected by autism live life to the fullest!

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Donor Spotlight

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Content in development. This is most of the article on Linda from last year's report as filler text. Pictures chosen at random b/c they were in media library. When Linda Williams (she/her) considered joining a nonprofit board, she required two things: that the mission resonated and that the connection was personal. She found both when she joined the then-RFK Children’s Action Corps board in 2013. Now, as a board member of RFK Community Alliance and the parent of a student at Doctor Franklin Perkins School (DFPS), Linda brings a valuable perspective to the agency.

Linda grew up on a farm. Her mother passed away when she was two and her father, who balanced farming and working for the US Postal Service, raised her and her sister, who has developmental disabilities. At a time when it was completely acceptable for a widower to pass on parenting duties, her father embraced the role. He modeled giving without expecting anything in return throughout his lifetime. And when she came out to him in her 30’s, he was completely accepting, saying he’d known she was gay since she was a teenager and was waiting for her to be comfortable sharing this with him.

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Linda adopted one of her two sons from the foster care system in another state. Before he came to DFPS, she didn’t think he had hope. And she believed that hope was the missing element that contributed to a lack of engagement and not having a way forward. As a board member, she looks at our core values and mission and how that translates to what’s happening with her son day to day. Of RFK Community Alliance’s core values, she connects most to “Hope.” It’s unique and it’s the key to unlocking lots of doors, she believes, and has done so for her son.

Since 2008, Linda has worked in various capacities at Blue Cross Blue Shield Massachusetts (BCBS), a leading healthcare insurer, serving as their Chief Risk & Audit Executive since 2017. One of the company’s strategic pillars focuses on community and service. It’s been a key pillar and a commitment that she describes as woven into the fabric of BCBS.

“We’re lucky to have Linda as an RFK Community Alliance Trustee. She’s a dedicated and extremely thoughtful contributor to the organization and the Board, who is deeply compassionate and grounded in her own personal connections to the work.”

-Michael W. Ames, PhD, President and CEO, RFK Community Alliance