The Boston Foundation, Greater Boston’s community foundation, recognized its newest class of Boston Neighborhood Fellows in a special tribute at the Foundation’s Annual Meeting last week. The Fellows receive a two-year grant, along with leadership and other training. The 2017 Fellows are integral in designing and leading our next round of Collaborate Boston, a $100,000 prize competition that encourages new forms of collaboration to solve key problems.
City Councilor Ayanna Pressley participated in Boston Renaissance Charter Public School’s Young Kings and First Ladies Mentoring Breakfast, an annual event that pairs students ages eight to 11 with adults from the community for a morning of conversation about education, career paths and personal aspirations.
The Psi Omega Chapter (Boston Graduate Chapter) of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. held AKA Day at City Hall to expose, engage, educate and empower its membership of college-trained professional women to Take A.C.T.I.O.N. in municipal governance. A week after the 2017 municipal election, on Nov. 15, a delegation of Psi Omega Chapter members met with several Boston City Councilors and executive administrators to explore the topics of elections, municipal governance, education, and women’s advancement.
(l-r): Psi Omega members Ashley Brown (AKA Day on City Hall Chair), Darlene Hall, DiOnetta Jones Crayton, President Chenita Daughtry (seated), Marilyn Marion, and Alisa Drayton (AKA Day on City Hall Vice Chair). City officials pictured include Megan A. Costello, Executive Director for the Mayor’s Office of Women’s Advancement, At-Large Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley, Chelsey Cartwright, City Councilor Tito Jackson, and At-Large City Councilor and City Council President, Michelle Wu.