The Black Ministerial Alliance’s programs offer a number of resources to agencies. Please see the list of resources available below.

Capacity Institute:  The Capacity Institute is a rigorous, free two-year capacity workout to develop performance management systems for agencies serving youth at high risk.  It is intended for agencies that have made an intentional commitment to high performance and have begun that journey, and want some support, direction, and accountability to move down the road.  Performance management refers to the systems and processes that an organization uses to measure its progress and improve its performance on intended outcomes.  In other words, how well are we doing helping our youth accomplish positive youth development outcomes?  How do we know?  How can we improve? 

If you have any questions, please contact Ellen Bass, Director Boston Capacity Tank,, or 617-445-2737 x113. 

For a one-page description of the Capacity Institute, click here.

For an electronic copy of the application, due 5 pm on Thursday, April 21, 2011, click here.

For an electronic copy of the Capacity Institute Benchmark Assessment Tool, click here.

Workshops:  The Tank provides workshop topics aimed at strengthening programs, management and leadership.  For a listing of all the topics currently offered and to register, please click here.  



Below are links to Out-of-School Time resources in the City of Boston

  • Winter Program (February 22-25) @ Twelfth Baptist After School Program. Click here for more information.
  • Please also visit our Affiliate List for available faith-based after-school programs. Our sites are always welcoming new children!
  • Visit the Boston Public Schools website for available resources for families involved in the BPS System.
  • Visit Boston Navigator for a list of available after care programs in your neighborhood.
  • Would you like to get your current program licensed? Visit the MA Early Education & Care site for different licensing tiers. 
  • Have a child entering school? Wondering about your options? Visit Boston Public School Options to see a broad range of options available to you.