In Your Corner (IYC) is a new collaborative initiative, focused on helping men of color, ages 17 to 24 to build new life-styles after release from incarceration. In this program, young men will receive training and mentoring in five interconnected program areas: relationship-building, academic studies, fatherhood training, health care, and employment/career planning.

In Your Corner (IYC) will provide a systemic approach that encompasses mental and physical health, family and/or individual counseling, education support, self-care and life-skills. IYC has formed partnerships with state, city, and community agencies which will provide the mental and physical health through community health centers, and job training through STRIVE. Mentoring will be provided in partnership with Mass. Mentoring, Mass. Community Outreach Initiative, and individual community members who have already established mentoring relationships with program participants. The program’s evaluation will be conducted by Northeastern University’s Public Evaluation Lab.


MCOI is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization whose goal is to create a positive support system and community family around the released individual that will ease their transition into society, reduce the rate of recidivism, and turn the institutionalized into a thriving, successful individual.

If you'd like to help with the cause, fill out the form below. 


Administrative Office:

Massachusetts Community Outreach Initiative

40 Walk Hill Street

Jamaica Plain, MA 02130




Tel: (617) 942-0344


Fax: (617) 906-6265

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