Welcome Our New Youth Prevention Coordinator
We are so excited to welcome the latest addition to the Charlestown Coalition Team, Mswati Hanks!
Mswati is a native of upstate New York and lives in Chelsea, Mass., with his wife and two sons. He has worked with youth in the Boston area for over 10 years. We are thrilled to have his experience, knowledge and passion helping to elevate our youth prevention efforts in Charlestown.
When asked to tell us more about himself, Mswati said, "The one word I would use to describe myself is DRIVEN. I am an extremely dedicated and hardworking person who loves mentoring, motivating, and inspiring young people. As an African-American male, and the parent of two teen-age boys, I understand the many difficulties facing youth who are growing up in an urban environment. Through education, music, poetry, sports, film, theatre, and even the outdoors, I've been able expose these kids to a world that many of them had no idea existed or was even accessible. I truly believe that EDUCATION is the great equalizer when it comes to lifting one out of poverty, or any situation for that matter. And, hopefully, through my work, this is the legacy I will leave behind for these youth."
Ginaya's New Role at Charlestown Coalition
Ginaya Murray Greene will be returning from maternity leave in a new and exciting role for the Coalition and Community. As the new Communication and Events Coordinator, Ginaya will use her creative talents to take our communications and community events planning to a whole new level.