My Byline in this Week’s Dorchester Reporter: ‘A Conversation with Women of Color Leading Change in Boston’

‘A Conversation with Women of Color Leading Change in Boston’

Last Saturday, Mothers for Justice and Equality convened a breakfast panel at Hibernian Hall featuring local leaders in government. The “Empowerment Breakfast” was billed as a “Conservation with Women of Color Leading Change in Boston.” Monalisa Smith, president and CEO of the Mothers organization, welcomed the gathering and then state Rep.

My Dorchester Reporter Column This Week – “Earning Confidence – and Cash – To Get Back Into the Job Market”

Earning confidence – and cash – to get back into the job market

Five years ago, James Newton received a mailing from Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership (MBHP). It was an invitation to learn more about the agency’s Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program, which helps put Section 8 voucher-holders on a course towards employment and economic independence. At the time, Newton was struggling.