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 Julia Child because she was a strong, funny, tall woman like myself and would make a delicious dinner because I can’t cook.

What motivates you to create social impact?

I believe that every person is inherently valuable and if we cultivate love and support in our communities it is possible to change the world for future generations.

Host Site Overview

The Allston Brighton CDC builds a stronger and more stable community by representing and supporting the expressed interests, positive engagement and leadership of Allston Brighton?s diverse local communities, institutions, individuals, and families of all incomes.

Host Site Project

The New Sector Fellow will be placed with our Resident Services Coordinator, which is responsible for implementing systems and processes to assist the residents in over 473 of the Allston Brighton Community Development Corporation’s (ABCDC) affordable rental units maintain stable tenancies, increase economic self-sufficiency and access to opportunity, and remove barriers which prevent individuals and families from being fully engaged in the community. The goal of the program is to increase residents? knowledge and capacities through increased access to key resources and services that will allow them to maintain stable housing while becoming fully engaged in their community. At the forefront of this effort will be the ABCDC Community Center, scheduled to open in 2017. To assist in this process, the Fellow will become familiar with the Resident Services program, assist in the planning and coordination of the Grand Opening, and assist in the development of relevant programming at the Community Center.