Venture backed start-ups and technology giants have made “the hub” their home thanks to the area’s rich talent pool and world class institutions of higher education and medicine. Construction cranes dot the skyline. Areas like the Seaport District, Fort Point Channel, Fenway and Kendall Square are booming with new commercial and residential development. Boston is also home of some of the country’s leading social innovations and public sector initiatives.
But not all news is good. A recent ranking listed Boston as first in the country in income inequality. Affordable housing is beyond the reach of more and more residents – even middle class families. And too many of our city’s most vulnerable risk being left far behind.
This is where GreenLight comes in. We give Boston a tool to identify and address the most urgent needs of low-income residents with the country’s best social innovations.
Source: Boston Redevelopment Authority, Research Division, March 2014
of children in Boston are living in poverty
Source: Boston Opportunity Agenda 2016 Report card
of Boston Public School third-graders met reading expectations
Source: Boston Opportunity Youth Collaborative (http://bostonopportunityyouth.org/about-boston-oyc/)
youth in Boston ages 16-24 are out-of-school and out-of-work at any given time
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Executive Director, The Boston Opportunity Agenda; Selection Advisory Council member
President, New England Blacks in Philanthropy; Selection Advisory Council member
Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP; event sponsor, in-kind partner, Selection Advisory Council member
Senior Advisor, L.E.K. Consulting; investor; event sponsor
Anne: President, Lovett-Woodsum Foundation; Board member; investor; event sponsor
Steve: Founding Managing Director, Summit Partners; investor; event sponsor
Advisory Director and Founding Partner, Charlesbank Capital Partners; investor; event sponsor; Selection Advisory Council member
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