Watertown Resident Appointed Development Director at Nonprofit for Homeless Youth

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Breaktime Watertown’s Elizabeth Plume has been appointed as the development director at Breaktime.

The following information was provided by Breaktime:

Breaktime, a Boston-based nonprofit organization that supports youth experiencing homelessness, today announced the appointment of Elizabeth Plume as the organization’s development director. The Watertown resident will help lead fundraising efforts for the organization as it prepares for a statewide expansion of its program. 

“Elizabeth brings great passion, insights, and vision to this critical role in our organization,” said Connor Schoen, Breaktime Co-Founder and Executive Director. “As we prepare to grow the reach of our program, and support more young people experiencing homelessness across the Commonwealth and beyond we must dedicate resources to growing our network of financial supporters. Elizabeth’s appointment signals that Breaktime is deepening its roots and commitment to this work.” 

Just last week Breaktime announced it had been awarded a $625,000 grant – the largest single grant award in Breaktime’s history –  from The Devonshire Foundation that will support its statewide growth. 

Plume joins Breaktime from the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute where she served as Development Manager since 2020. She has worked in the nonprofit sector for more than 8 years. Plume earned her Master’s in Public Administration, focussed in nonprofit management, and her Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. 

“Breaktime’s mission meets the incredible need we see in cities and towns across Massachusetts,” said Plume. “I’m eager to begin to execute on our strategy to further share our work and to grow the number of people who can champion this important cause on behalf of young people experiencing homelessness.” 

Plume currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Barbara C. Harris Camp and Conference Center and the National Alpha Sigma Tau Foundation. She also works as the Youth Director for St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Holliston, Massachusetts. 

Breakime was founded in 2018 with a mission to break the cycle of young adult homlessness. Breaktime’s unique program provides young people who are housing insecure with the skills and support they need to access living wage jobs and stable housing. 

The organization was recently profiled on the CBS Evening News

About Breaktime

Breaktime is a nonprofit social change organization. Breaktime’s core program is a one-year supported transitional employment program that utilizes supported partnerships to empower young adults experiencing homelessness and housing insecurity.  Our three unique programs, Launchpad, Liftoff, and Stable Orbit, provide young adults with the skills and support they need to access living wage jobs and stable housing.

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