In the News

Once an inmate, now a CEO: Ex-con works to turn youths around

December 26th, 2016|Associated Press|

While in prison, Valverde did his best to redeem himself, earning two college degrees, teaching fellow inmates how to read and write, and working as an HIV/AIDS counselor. Next week, he’ll take over as chief executive officer of YouthBuild USA Inc., an organization with a global network of programs aimed at helping young, low-income dropouts [...]

Somerville Spotlight: BioDiversity Fellows Program graduate Jeffrey Smith

December 20th, 2016|Somerville Journal|

Somerville resident Jeffrey Smith recently graduated from the BioDiversity Fellows Program with the Partnership, Inc., a Boston-based nonprofit dedicated to the advancement of multicultural professionals. He is the latest profile in our Somerville Spotlight series. Full article here

Canton, Stoughton residents recognized by Project 351

November 28th, 2016|Wicked Local|

Haley Donovan, of Canton, and Emily Gareri, of Stoughton, were recently announced as members of the 2017 Alumni Leadership Team of Project 351 - a statewide, youth-driven service nonprofit organization that convenes eighth-graders from every city and town in Massachusetts for a transformative year of leadership development and community impact through service opportunities. The ALT [...]

Report sees need for expanded vocational education in Mass.

November 25th, 2016|Worcester Telegram & Gazette|

A report calling for expansion of vocational educational opportunities in the state highlights Worcester Technical High School as a success story. But the “Skills For Our Future” report, released by the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center on Friday, also reveals Worcester kids are not getting enough opportunities to participate in that and other vocational programs. [...]

Climate Change Policy In The Trump Administration: A Tale Of Two Cities

November 21st, 2016|Huffington Post|

Many environmentalists are fearful that the election of Donald Trump will set back U.S. efforts to combat climate change. That combat has many fronts, most notably motor vehicle fuel standards, building efficiency standards, and plans to materially reduce carbon emissions from the electric sector. During the campaign, Hillary Clinton argued decisive action is needed immediately [...]

Medtech startups to pitch investors at annual MassMEDIC Showcase

October 27th, 2016|Boston Business Journal|

On Friday, 21 emerging medical device companies will present their technologies and business plans to a group of local investors at the annual MedTech Showcase, hosted by the Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Council. More than 300 venture leaders and business leaders are expected to attend the event tomorrow, Oct. 28 from 8 a.m. to 2 [...]

Could one of these women be our next mayor or governor?

October 26th, 2016|The Boston Globe|

While women have not yet reached a critical mass in public office, the brightest political stars in Massachusetts happen to be female. Think US Senator Elizabeth Warren and US Representative Katherine Clark; Attorney General Maura Healey and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito; state Senators Linda Dorcena Forry and Sonia Chang-Diaz; state Representative Keiko Orrall; Boston City [...]

ViewPoint: Building a new pipeline of diverse accounting pros

October 21st, 2016|Boston Business Journal|

When choosing a career, it’s often pivotal to find someone who is modeling the way. Rob Miller had a life-changing, “why not me?” moment a few years after graduating from a local university. He was at work one day at a large local company, where he felt he was going nowhere fast, when an internal [...]

Workshop in Holyoke informs community on college finances

October 14th, 2016|WWLP 22 News|

The Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants held a “You Can Afford College” workshop Thursday in Holyoke. The event is part of a new statewide initiative focused on informing students and parents about resources available to help them pay for college. Holyoke State Representative Aaron Vega (D) is partnering with the organization. He hopes workshops [...]

Walsh hits a chord with business leaders with call for diversity

October 13th, 2016|The Boston Globe|

Mayor Martin J. Walsh looked across the hotel ballroom at a sea of white faces. And then he took to the podium at the business breakfast and devoted more than a third of his annual address to a subject that rarely gets openly discussed in these circles: race in corporate Boston. He challenged business leaders [...]