Our Community Advisors

Our Community Advisors are a group of young people, parents, educators, non-profit leaders and community members that provide strategic input and guidance to the Foundation on its grantmaking approach.

2021/2020 Community Advisors

• Grace ValenzuelaPortland Public Schools, Maine

• Ina TallWomen Encouraging Empowerment (WEE), Massachusetts

• Olga TacureWomen Encouraging Empowerment (WEE), Massachusetts

• Manuel FernandezCambridge Public Schools, Massachusetts

• Mario FlorezHolyoke Public Schools, Massachusetts

• Marquis VictorElevated Thought, Massachusetts

• Michele Holt-ShannonEveryday Democracy, New Hampshire

• Ashley Amaka Okwuazi, Manchester Public Schools, Connecticut

• Tauheeda Jackson, Institute for Educational Leadership, Connecticut

• Chanda WomackARISE, Rhode Island

• Karla VigilEquity Institute, Rhode Island

• Christine NoldTuttle Middle School, Vermont

• Infinite CulcleasureVoices for Vermont’s Children, Vermont

• Judy DowGedakina, Vermont and Maine

• Jean-Luc PieriteNorth American Indian Center of Boston, Massachusetts

• Micaela ArenaManchester Public Schools, Connecticut

• Davyon ClarkManchester Public Schools, Connecticut

• Naomi Felix MonanciARISE, Rhode Island

• Gabrielle OuletteARISE, Rhode Island

• Khaiya ProeungARISE, Rhode Island

• Dara SongManchester Public Schools, Connecticut

May 2019 Community Advisory Convening

June 2019 Board of Directors Meeting with Community Advisory