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*ICW has recently implemented new structures for case management to best support the growing needs of our students and their families through this time. Our team is checking in with all students multiple times per week to understand and track not only the needs of now so we can act fast, but also to understand and track the long-term challenges that will last beyond the virus.

**Through conversations with our students, we’ve learned that it takes approximately $150-200/week to cover the most basic needs. Donations help us keep our students on payroll and off the streets.

***The Student Hardship Fund supports students’ acute needs, such as bill payment, rent, and other immediate needs.

****Elexson Hercules was a founding member of InnerCity Weightlifting. Early in 2012, Elexson was lost to the violence he had so desperately tried to get away from. We are remembering and honoring his efforts through the creation of Elexson's Club: a group of individuals who support the mission and work of ICW by making a minimum $1,000 tax-deductible annual donation.

Donating to ICW is more than compassionate, it's a wise investment. For every dollar donated to the program, we generate a 4.8x return in societal benefits by reducing rates of incarceration and promoting employment.

Please mail all checks to: InnerCity Weightlifting, PO Box 171313, Boston, MA 02117