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Hardworking young people are building our future. Don’t leave them out of COVID relief

2020-05-28T19:23:55+00:00May 28th, 2020|Kansas City Star|

As COVID-19 relief continues to roll out in stages, it’s been noted more and more that an entire generation of young adults is being overlooked. But largely invisible is a segment of young adults already left behind even in good times — the lower-income 16- to 24-year-olds not regularly in school or work commonly called “opportunity youth” — who are [...]

Youth, Disconnected: Coronavirus Shutdown Leaves Some Behind

2020-05-28T19:28:21+00:00May 1st, 2020|PEW Trusts|

After two weeks of “mental toughness” training, 20 teenagers and young adults in a YouthBuild daily program in Enid, Oklahoma, were on the cusp of turning their lives around. Out of school and out of work, they proved to organizers that they could be punctual, follow instructions and work hard. As a result, the youths [...]

Brayton Point owners say wind industry showing interest in site

2020-05-28T19:25:53+00:00April 20th, 2020|Boston Herald|

SOMERSET — With the cooling towers and chimneys demolished and a lot of other structures taken down on the Brayton Point Commerce Center site,significant progress toward getting the property ready to be developed has been made and, according to Neil McLaughlin, co-director of Patriot Stevedoring + Logistics, the company operating the site’s marine terminal, there [...]

With a ‘yes’ vote on March 3, Newton can pave the way to fairer future

2020-05-28T19:28:09+00:00February 21st, 2020|The Boston Globe|

America’s wealthy suburbs need to change. They need to allow more affordable housing, so that low-income families can access top-notch public schools and the lifetime opportunities they create. They need more housing, period, to cool the real estate market that’s crushing middle-class families. And they need denser housing as a way to address climate change. [...]

State lawmakers eye system to bring offshore wind energy into grid

2019-07-10T17:20:19+00:00June 20th, 2019|State House News Service|

One of the companies that would be interested in bidding for a transmission project is Anbaric, a Wakefield-based company that focuses exclusively on transmission. Stephen Conant, an Anbaric partner and project manager, described the idea of independent or expandable transmission as being like a power strip. “Imagine if we’re all in here and we all [...]

Facing the STEM challenge in education

2018-06-26T16:20:27+00:00June 26th, 2018|The Boston Globe|

In this joint op-ed by Vertex CEO Jeffrey Leiden and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, the two call for a focus on STEM education. With its highly educated workforce, vital venture capital community, top-notch hospitals and academic research institutes, and a strong public-private partnership, Greater Boston has made itself the biotech place to be. No wonder, [...]

Acknowledging the Everyday Trauma in Students’ Lives

2018-06-26T16:14:04+00:00June 26th, 2018|Commonwealth Magazine|

Educators for Excellence-Boston's leader calls attention to students living in low-income neighborhoods that experience trauma on a regular basis but never see their issues debated during prime time.  Brandy Fluker-Oakley calls for public attention and school resources to be proportionally and equally allocated for the trauma that so many of our students quietly experience. Full article [...]