If you could have dinner with 1 person who you regard as a leader, who would it be and why?

I would have dinner with civil rights advocate, Kimberl√© Williams Crenshaw, to discuss her motivations around coining the term “intersectionality” in the late 1980s, as well as her opinions on how the term has evolved since then.

What motivates you to create social impact?

I understand that I have a role to play that’s bigger then myself.

Host Site Overview

At Level Ground (LG) urban youth cultivate determination and resilience through Mixed Martial Arts. They learn to apply this mindset “off the mat” in the pursuit of their ambitions through our Student Trainer Certification and Job Training programs.

Host Site Project

The Fellow will be instrumental in the enhancement of Level Ground direct service to dedicated students, as well as management of community relations. The Fellow will assist our Executive Director and Head Instructor with student intake and case management for our 20 current dedicated students linked to a Success Track, and aim to double the number of dedicated students linked to one or more of the Success Tracks described previously. We have also started to host monthly community Beantown Boxing Bootcamps that are open to the Boston community and led by our Student Trainers. We invite all current and prospective funders to these events to experience our work firsthand. LG has also launched our quarterly Jiu Jitsu seminar series, Roll It Forward, that has attracted a large number of martial arts practitioners across the state, widening our donor pool.