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In the news: Elizabeth Miranda

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In the news: Elizabeth Miranda
Elizabeth Miranda

The Board of Directors of the Hawthorne Youth and Community Center in Roxbury has selected Elizabeth “Liz” Miranda as their new executive director.

Liz is a Cape Verdean American, Roxbury native, Wellesley College alumna and community-conscious entrepreneur and activist. She has had a long career in community-building, which began as a teen living in the Dudley Street neighborhood, through the Nubian Roots Youth Committee, the DSNI Board, Mytown, Inc. and the Orchard Gardens Teen Center. She has remained focused on creating a better Boston for young people and communities of color by using her voice and skills since the age of 13.

Miranda currently serves on the boards of Score4More, Inc., The Roxbury Historical Society and Union Capital Boston. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Boston Alumnae Chapter. Most recently, Miranda served as the director of Youth Opportunity Development at Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative.

Miranda has been awarded countless community awards and recognition for her work in inner-city Boston with young people. She has been named Youth Worker of the Year in Boston and Bank of America’s Citizen of the Year, two Citizen of the Year Awards from Omega Psi Phi Fraternity,Inc., Mother of the Year Award by Yawkey Club of Roxbury, ABCD’s Community Hero Award, Boston Fab’s Game Changer of the Year Award and a Community Service Champion by Greater Love Tabernacle church.