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May 2018 Newsletter

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May 21, 2018

May 2018 Newsletter

Spring has arrived, and with it, graduation, renewed connections, and new opportunities. We’re pleased to present some recent and upcoming happenings from Allston Brighton Community Development Corporation.

Be sure to check out our website for open job opportunities, including the Executive Director and Resident Services Specialist positions. We’re excited to grow our team and looking forward to what’s in store for the future.

Leadership Development Academy Graduation


Ten residents of Allston Brighton graduated from our Leadership Development Academy (LDA) last week and we couldn’t be more proud – congrats grads! Many of these residents serve on resident councils and tenant boards, including the Commonville Tenant Council and Commonwealth Tenant Association, and are motivated to build their skill sets and become the best leaders they can be.

Workshop sessions focused on asset mapping, team building, and utilizing individual and collective voices to bring about change within the community. Residents received certificates in recognition of their achievements and commitments to positive neighborhood change.

Resident Spotlight: Arthur

Arthur’s peers from his LDA cohort refer to him as selfless, understanding, and a great leader. He’s overcome significant personal challenges and consistently gives back to his community through Allston Brighton CDC, his local church, and progressive neighborhood organizations as well. We can always count on Arthur to lend a hand during fundraising events, committee meetings, and resident celebrations. He’s lived here since 2007 and, in that time, has become a both a welcome and welcoming presence in the Allston Brighton community. We can’t thank Arthur enough for his engagement and leadership!


Thank You, PrimeLending!

We are so grateful to PrimeLending for supporting the work of Allston Brighton CDC. Last week, Ken and Deanna stopped by and dropped off a generous contribution, which will ensure thousands of Allston Brighton residents can benefit from increased neighborhood stability and access to the tools to shape the lives they want for themselves.

Upcoming Events
  • Friday, May 18th from 11AM – 12PM: Congressional Representative Capuano’s Office Hours. District residents can meet a member of Representative Michael Capuano’s staff at Allston Brighton CDC’s office on the third Friday of every month.
  • Monday, May 21st 6PM – 8PM: Allston Brighton CDC’s Neighborhood Stabilization Action Committee and Community Planning Action Committee joint monthly meeting. Contact Jason Desrosier to learn more and get involved!
  • Wednesday, May 23rd 6PM – 8PM: Allston Brighton CDC’s Affordable Housing Action Committee monthly meeting. Contact Jason Desrosier to learn more and get involved!
  • Wednesday, June 13th 6PM – 8:30PM: Allston Brighton CDC’s Community Visioning Spotlight at Aeronaut Allston Neighborhood Nights. Contact Jenna Connolly to learn more and volunteer!

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