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Children’s Services of Roxbury celebrates 50-year anniversary

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Children’s Services of Roxbury celebrates 50-year anniversary
A rendering of proposed renovations to Children’s Services of Roxbury headquarters. PHOTO: CHILDREN’S SERVICES OF ROXBURY

Children’s Services of Roxbury (CSR) is celebrating its 50 years of offering programs and services to help break barriers for communities of color. CSR serves children and families across Massachusetts, helping them to access the resources they need to advance economically.

On Thursday, Oct. 19, CSR will host a 50th anniversary celebration, “Hearts of Gold,” from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Cyclorama in Boston. The event will honor CSR’s founders, Reverend Richardson and Mrs. Jestina Richardson, and Sandra McCroom, the nonprofit’s current president and CEO.

The current CSR headquarters. PHOTO: CHILDREN’S SERVICES OF ROXBURY

During the program, CSR will debut its plans to renovate its headquarters and expand its services over the coming years, positioning the organization to serve many more community members by providing housing for homeless families, affordable childcare, children’s mental health services, intensive foster care and youth development programs. Early supporters of CSR’s upcoming renovation and expansion include Boston Children’s Hospital, Eastern Bank and the Liberty Mutual Foundation.

With the event, CSR aims to raise awareness about CSR’s past, present and future plans to empower families, children and young adults on their journey from poverty to stability to wealth-building.

For more information, see csrox.org/hearts-of-gold or call 617-445-6655.

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