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

H.D. Thoreau, who led countless people to discover their truer selves through his writing, but still led such a mysterious life.

If you could create your own social enterprise, what would it be and why?

Deep and narrow: a sustainable high-end shoe manufacturer (a la OlibertŽ); Shallow and wide: a nonprofit that invests in or gives grants to South American nonprofits and for-profits that aim to strategically shift culture in cities through initiatives that focus on either education or media to increase societal consideration of entrepreneurship as a career path.

Host Site Overview

JeffÕs Place facilitates healthy integration of loss for children, teens, and their families by helping them feel less alone in their grief journey, and offer free peer-based, volunteer facilitated support groups for children, ages 3-18, who are coping with the death of someone close.

Host Site Project

Alex will help Jeff’s Place build its community awareness and engagement capacity through the launch of a campaign to grow awareness of Jeff’s Place program offerings. In addition, he will develop strategies to better engage with existing volunteers and engage new ones. These projects will help enable Jeff’s Place to sustainably support grieving children, teens, and their families in the Metrowest Boston community.