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Why Self-Esteem Boston
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While most agencies provide people with strategies and tools to move forward, people often seem overwhelmed and unable to take action. What’s missing? They may not feel that they are worthy of having a better life. Maybe they are unable to face life’s challenges. Our programs empower women by helping them to build self confidence, teaching them how to set realistic goals, develop a positive attitude, act with integrity, establish a healthy lifestyle and a greater sense of self worth.

Self Esteem Boston’s programs have become important to a wide variety of health, educational and skill development programs such as job readiness programs, substance abuse recovery, pre-release programs, domestic violence shelter and transitional living programs, shelters and transitional programs, human service programs, and public health programs.

 

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Mission Statement

Self Esteem Boston’s mission is to change people’s lives from the inside out by raising their self-esteem. And by raising their self-esteem, it is our goal that people will live more consciously, and become self-accepting, self-assertive, live with purpose, responsibility and integrity. 

 We do this by delivering self-esteem educational programs in group-settings which 1) Defines what self-esteem is, 2) Educates people on why self-esteem matters, and teach people how to build self-esteem through essential skill development, and 3) support toward making healthy life choices. Self Esteem Boston is a Community Service Training Provider, with 100% of the proceeds of our programs subsidizing free programs for women in shelters and transitional programs in the Boston Region.

Participants who successfully complete the program will increase the skills for over 80% of their clients or employees in:

  • Making good decisions
  • Avoiding negative behaviors
  • Managing anger and stress
  • Maintaining good health practices
  • Setting realistic personal and career goals
  • Setting priorities
  • Communicating effectively and active listening
  • Working with people in positions of authority
  • Working cooperatively with others
  • Developing a network of support
  • Becoming an effective advocate for one’s self
  • Developing conflict management steps
  • Developing & maintaining positive relationships
  • Developing self-respect and self-worth

Self Esteem Boston is funded by a public/private partnership of State Government and private foundations. For over 25 years, our agency has helped over 85,000 service providers, individuals and families build their self-esteem and essential life skills as a foundation for building healthy relationships and job readiness. We do this by providing participants with:

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Education about the principles of self-esteem and how it determines the quality of our lives

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Training in concrete skill development

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Support towards making effective, healthy life choices

Self Esteem Boston’s programs have become important to a wide variety of health, educational and skill development programs such as job readiness programs, substance abuse recovery, prerelease programs, domestic violence shelter and transitional living programs, shelters and transitional programs, human service programs, and public health programs. It is our belief that all of these programs are our potential partners.

Our Leadership

Founder, Executive Director

Marion Davis

Marion B. Davis, Founder, Executive Director, is an inspiring, energetic and dynamic visionary leader.  She originated the idea of Self Esteem Boston in 1993 with a vision of providing self-esteem programs to everyone in the Boston area regardless of their ability to pay.  Marion oversees all program operations.

Over the past decade, Marion has hosted both radio and television programs on self-esteem on Boston Cable Television.  In 1999, she was Host and Producer of “Speaking Up: Elders Taking Action on Health Care Issues”, a 12-part cable television show for senior citizens on advocating for ones self in the health care system.  She has appeared on WBZ Radio on the David Brudnoy Show and the Norm Nathan Show, Channel 4 News, WB56 News, WHDH Channel 7 News, and public service programs City Line and Urban Update. She has been featured in Boston Globe and North Shore Sunday articles, and was chosen as the Boston and Cambridge TAB’s “Person of the Year” in 1999.

Co-Founder

Jeri Levitt, M.A.

Co-Founder of Self Esteem Boston and brings 33 years of experience in the public and nonprofit sector in program/policy development, policy research, and community outreach.  Jeri oversees all administrative and program scheduling operations.

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