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 the Dalai Lama because I believe his message of compassion and mindfulness, in addition to action for change, has the power to solve intractable issues.

What motivates you to create social impact?

I’m motivated to create social impact because there is much suffering in the world, but there is also hope and opportunity for change, and I want to be helping to drive that change.

Host Site Overview

To achieve greater residential stability and diversity by developing affordable housing, engaging residents in community planning, and advocating services for low- and moderate-income residents.

Host Site Project

Fenway CDC believes in the right of everyone to live in a neighborhood with excellent access to jobs, education, healthcare, parks, transit, and culture. We are 43-year- old community-based organization that is run by our members. We work to keep the Fenway diverse, sustainable, and open to everyone by_ -Creating and protecting housing for low- and moderate-income households, including families and_the elderly;_ -Strengthening residents? ability to shape the community?s future through organizing, advocacy, and_planning;_ -Connecting households with services and resources that can help them thrive; and_ -Promoting the Fenway?s character as a residential district with a unique mix of businesses;academic,_cultural and medical institutions; and grassroots artistic and cultural activity._ Fenway CDC seeks a Fellow to add to the organization?s capacity by spearheading the implementation of a newly developed outreach strategy to increase local brand awareness of the as well as stakeholder engagement, managing volunteer recruitment, registration and logistical details for a variety of community programs under the supervision of the Director of Community Programs, and providing office-wide technical support and database management for a recently installed Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) software system.