As a coalition of youth-serving agencies made up of representatives from all over the city, the Holyoke Youth Task Force has been generously hosted by Girls Inc. of Holyoke for almost ten years. We are ready to move into our next phase of growth, and though our partnership will remain strong, the HYTF is simply too big to stay with Girls Inc. any longer. We launched our search for a new organization to fiscally sponsor the work of our coalition in spring 2013, and we are thrilled to announce that the search is almost over.
In response to the RFP we released on June 3rd, the HYTF received two proposals. On July 18th, these applicants–The Children’s Study Home and the Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps–presented for our coalition members and answered questions about their vision for the future of youth work in Holyoke.
The HYTF is now ready to vote on which of these two phenomenal applicant agencies is the best match for the HYTF’s mission, and we need your help. Any coalition member who shares our goals of elevating youth voice in Holyoke and has a current, signed Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the HYTF is eligible to vote.
Once we have received your signed MOA, HYTF staff will email you copies of the two proposals submitted by the applicants. After you’ve reviewed their contents, we invite you to submit your vote through our electronic scoring system and add your voice to this incredibly important decision. Electronic voting will close on August 16th at 5:00pm, and HYTF staff will announce the results on Friday, August 30th, 2013.
The electronic scoring system can be accessed here, and all results submitted are confidential.
Who may vote:
Why should my agency vote?