Photo Advisory: MJE to host Valentine's Day lunch in an effort to provide healing and new connections to those missing loved ones

In the spirit of The Good News Experiment, our initiative to raise awareness for partner Mothers for Justice and Equality’s movement against gun violence and share the stories of inspirational people from a variety of additional service areas, the following photo advisory went out to inform media of MJE’s Valentine’s Day lunch. The event with Suffolk County (MA) District Attorney Rachael Rollins helped provide healing and new connections for those missing loved ones who were lost to community violence.

Read More

WBZ-TV (CBS Boston): How Parkland Survivors Inspired Those Touched By Violence In Boston

In the spirit of The Good News Experiment, our initiative to raise awareness for partner Mothers for Justice and Equality and inspirational people from a variety of additional service areas, a photo advisory went out to inform media of MJE’s Valentine’s Day lunch. The event with Suffolk County (MA) District Attorney Rachael Rollins helped provide healing and new connections for those missing loved ones who were lost to community violence. WBZ-TV (CBS Boston) aired the story on MJE’s movement — and the national movement against gun violence — below on 2/14/19:

https://boston.cbslocal.com/2019/02/14/parkland-survivors-inspire-young-people-boston-affected-by-violence/

Press Release: On its fifth anniversary in operation, New Life Furniture Bank of MA reflects on the more than 1,800 individuals and families served after homelessness

Contact: Ron Yates, 508-654-9099

New Life’s personal, volunteer-driven approach has made it an unexpected, go-to resource for some of Boston’s largest nonprofit organizations addressing homelessness

Walpole, Mass. — New Life Furniture Bank of MA, a non-profit organization committed to providing gently-used, donated furniture and other necessary household items at no cost to clients recovering from homelessness, has announced that it has served more than 1,800 families and individuals since its creation five years ago. In addition, as the organization’s outreach continues to grow with frequent referrals from some of Boston’s largest agencies addressing homelessness, New Life volunteers have set a goal to help 650 clients and their families in 2019.

Read More

Boston Herald: Mothers lead Boston's mission to reduce street violence

The following guest column ran in The Boston Herald on 12/6/18 following Mothers for Justice and Equality’s (MJE) annual national conference in Boston. As part of The Good News Experiment, an initiative in partnership with MJE, it was an honor to play a small role in covering the conference and assisting in combining the speeches and messages of MJE President Monalisa Smith and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh for their important piece.

https://www.bostonherald.com/2018/12/06/mothers-lead-hubs-mission-to-reduce-street-violence/

Press Release: Mothers for Justice and Equality honors four with Courage and Conviction Award and two with Community Excellence Award for community service in Boston area

Contact: Andrea Cale, andreacalebooks@gmail.com

City of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said honorees are examples of
“selflessly working to better their neighborhoods”

BOSTON — Mothers for Justice and Equality President Monalisa Smith has announced four recipients of the 2018 Courage and Conviction Award in recognition of community work that has come after standing firm in the presence of pain or tragedy to help others in their Boston and Greater Boston neighborhoods. In addition, Smith has announced two recipients of the Community Excellence Award in recognition of extraordinary agents of change. The honorees were saluted for their outstanding service on June 9 at a celebration aboard the Spirit of Boston with more than 200 guests.

Read More

Press release: Two Dorchester men named Community Excellence Awardees by Mothers for Justice and Equality with recognition from City of Boston

Contact: Andrea Cale, andreacalebooks@gmail.com

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh calls the honorees’ service examples of “selflessly working to better their neighborhoods”

BOSTON — Mothers for Justice and Equality (MJE) has announced that Dorchester residents Anthony Meeks, a City of Boston Street Worker for Boston Centers for Youth & Families, and Alvin Morris, a therapy mentor, outreach coordinator and football coach for local youth, have been named recipients of MJE’s “Community Excellence Award,” an honor given to those who are extraordinary change agents within their Boston and Greater Boston neighborhoods, orga-nizers said.

Read More

Press Release: Winthrop healing practitioner named Courage and Conviction Awardee by Mothers for Justice and Equality with support from City of Boston

Contact: Andrea Cale, andreacalebooks@gmail.com

City of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said honorees are examples of
“selflessly working to better their neighborhoods”

BOSTON — Winthrop resident Ebony LePenn, a practitioner of Reiki and mindfulness healing for those who have experienced trauma, has been named one of four recipients of Mothers for Justice and Equality’s “Courage and Conviction Award,” an honor given to those whose extraordinary community work has come after standing firm in the presence of pain or tragedy to become positive change agents within their Boston and Greater Boston neighborhoods, organizers said.

Read More

Press Release: Boston volunteer named Courage and Conviction Awardee by Mothers for Justice and Equality with support from City of Boston

Contact: Andrea Cale, andreacalebooks@gmail.com

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh calls the honorees’ service
examples of “selflessly working to better their neighborhoods”

BOSTON — Boston resident Jannie Gibbs, a retired health educator and outreach professional, has been named one of four recipients of Mothers for Justice and Equality’s “Courage and Conviction Award,” an honor given to those whose extraordinary community work has come after standing firm in the presence of pain or tragedy to become positive change agents within their Boston and Greater Boston neighborhoods, organizers said.

Read More

Press Release: Roxbury mother, youth advocate named Courage and Conviction Awardee by Mothers for Justice and Equality with support from City of Boston

Contact: Andrea Cale, andreacalebooks@gmail.com

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh calls the honorees’ service examples of “selflessly working to better their neighborhoods”


BOSTON — Roxbury resident Charmise Galloway, an advocate for local youth and restorative justice, has been named one of four recipients of Mothers for Justice and Equality’s “Courage and Conviction Award,” an honor given to those whose extraordinary community work has come after standing firm in the presence of pain or tragedy to become positive change agents within their Boston and Greater Boston neighborhoods, organizers said.

Read More

Press Release: Randolph home health practitioner named Courage and Conviction Awardee by Mothers for Justice and Equality with support from City of Boston

Contact: Andrea Cale, andreacalebooks@gmail.com

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh calls the honorees’ service examples of “selflessly working to better their neighborhoods”

BOSTON — Randolph resident Jennifer Colon, a patient access representative at Greater Roslindale Medical & Dental Community Center, has been named one of four recipients of Mothers for Justice and Equality’s “Courage and Conviction Award,” an honor given to those whose extraordinary community work has come after standing firm in the presence of pain or tragedy to become positive change agents within their Boston and Greater Boston neighborhoods, organizers said.

Read More