Amendment #1120 to H3600

Young Women's Initiative Pilot

Representatives Tosado of Springfield, Puppolo of Springfield, Gonzalez of Springfield, Williams of Springfield and Vega of Holyoke move to amend the bill in section 2 by inserting after item 7010-0005 the following item:

"7010-XXXX for the Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts to commence a pilot program in collaboration with the national Partnership for Young Women’s Progress. The initiative is a dynamic collaboration of eight leading women’s foundations committed to piloting a local project provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, will leverage public/private resources in the form of grants and stipends to address core structural issues that keep a majority of the nation’s low-income young women from experiencing robust health, economic security, personal safety and the leadership opportunities that their gifts and strengths deserve...........$75,000."