Shelter Music Boston was recognized by the Massachusetts House of Representatives on November 10, 2014.
The Boston Neighborhood Fellows Award
Annually from 1996 to 2016, five people showing unusual creativity, initiative, and vision received this civic award, funded by an anonymous individual. Julie Leven was the first-ever classical musician to be honored with this unique accolade. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh presented the Neighborhood Fellows Award, April 28, 2014.
Read more about this award from the Philanthropic Initiative here.
Social Innovation Forum
The Social Innovation Forum named Shelter Music Boston to be the 2013, and first-ever, Classical Music Social Innovator. For more information about Shelter Music Boston's participation in this innovative nonprofit accelerator program, click here.
MY HERO Project
In March of 2012, Julie Leven and Shelter Music Boston were featured as "Community Heroes" by the "MY HERO Project." Through MY HERO's award-winning website, workshops, mentorships, and film festivals, MY HERO enables people to recognize the heroes who inspire them and in turn to inspire others.
Smaller Business Association of New England
Also in March 2012, Shelter Music Boston was thrilled to be nominated for a Nonprofit Innovation Award from the Smaller Business Association of New England.
Shelter Music Boston was honored to be named a 2011 Hero for concerts at the Kitty Dukakis Treatment Center and the Pine Street Inn - Shattuck Shelter.