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Boston Scenes 01-28-2016

Former First Lady, Diane Patrick.
Founder’s Award recipient, Mr. Jonathan Z. Larsen, and President’s Award recipient, Mrs. Susan Rothenberg.
Debra Jackson, President of Cambridge College and Diane Patrick.
First Lady of Massachusetts, Lauren Baker
Boston students learning about MA Maritime Academy, The BASE 2016 U. Dream College Fair, Melnea A. Cass Recreation Complex, January 16, 2016.
Governor Charlie Baker, The BASE 2016 U. Dream College Fair, Melnea A. Cass Recreation Complex, January 16, 2016.
Governor Charlie Baker, Assumption Scholarship Recipients Manny Peguero and Justin Auguste, and Yavuz Kiremit, Sr. Assistant Director of Admissions for Assumption College, and BASE President Robert Lewis Jr., The BASE 2016 U. Dream College Fair, Melnea A. Cass Recreation Complex, January 16, 2016.
Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and state Rep. Russell Holmes present an Urban Agenda grant to Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative Executive Director Juan Leyton. The DSNI grant was one of 13 announced during a press conference at the State House last week. Grants were awarded for 16 projects for a total of $3 million in funding. The Urban Agenda grant program seeks to advance vibrant communities and unlock economic mobility for residents through community-based partnerships that address workforce development, entrepreneurship and mixed-income housing development.
On January 21, 2016, a panel discussion featuring youth from the Greater Boston area was hosted by Iota Chi chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. The panel included City Councillor At Large Ayanna Pressley, Sergeant Detective of Boston police John Brown (Omega Member), Outreach Coordinator for Attorney General’s office Willie Brodrick (Omega Member), Mattapan ABCD site Director and member of Mayor’s Council Jasmin Johansen and Tyler Polite. City Year’s Senior Regional Recruitment Manager Nicholas Vance (Omega member) moderated.
Cambridge College’s 45th Anniversary Gala: To celebrate its 45-year milestone anniversary, Cambridge College kicked off its celebration with a gala dinner, held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Boston on Thursday, January 14th. The event was emceed by Reporter and Producer of WCVB’s Chronicle, and featured Honorary Co-chairs Gerald and Kate Chertavian as well as Former Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick and his wife Diane. Current Massachusetts first lady Lauren Baker also stopped by to deliver a proclamation from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts honoring Cambridge College for its work in the state. Honorary awards were presented to Mr. Jonathan Z. Larsen and Susan and Daniel Rothenberg. The Third Annual U. Dream College Fair a Big Success: The BASE’s U. Dream College Fair at Melnea Cass Recreation Complex on Saturday, January 16th drew a record turnout of more than 2,000 attendees, with participation by 44 colleges and universities, and 16 community organizations that provide college readiness support and services to urban youth. In addition, 6 college acceptances were awarded on-site and attending colleges pledged $250,000+ in scholarships. More than 30 families received free health-screening exams courtesy of Harvard Medical School’s mobile Family Van. Highlights of the event included remarks by Governor Charlie Baker, MA Education Secretary Jim Peyser, Boston Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Tommy Chang, and Suffolk County Sheriff Steve Tompkins. Governor Baker noted that “44 colleges and universities have turned out to pitch themselves to interested high-schoolers, rather than the other way around. How cool is that?”