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March Next Leadership Updates

Explore updates on national initiatives and programs in Boston enhancing community resilience and support.

Message from Dr. Atyia Martin, Executive Director

National Initiatives Updates

Black Resilience Network

Thank you to our executive committee for their leadership on facilitating our very first full membership meeting! On February 22, 2023, there were almost 50 Black Resilience Network members in attendance. We shared a little bit about our collective journey, organizations, and, most importantly, gained insight from members about what would be most helpful to them.


Greater Boston Programs

Boston Resilience Corps

Dr. Gayl Crump Swaby joined some of the young people in our out-of-school time and workforce development program, Boston Resilience Corps. The young people explored psychological resilience and practical ways to maintain their mental health. Dr. Swaby gave every young person a copy of her book, Unlocking Legacies and Releasing Burdens.

Resilience Builder Summer Program

Boston Residents Only

Pathways to racial justice and resilience are paved with reframing narratives, building knowledge and skills, being in a supportive community, and taking strategic, collective action. So, in the summer of 2020, we partnered with All Aces, Inc, BridgeBuilder Cinematic Arts, TCGT Entertainment, and Encuentro Diaspora. Each year we evolve the program for even more impactful experiences.

Elder Wellness & Care

Over 100 Black elders in the City of Boston received food deliveries in March from Next Leadership Development.

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