The Coalition News: 
Issue 11
July 2017
Turn it Around: Bring on the Summer Jobs!
Knowing that a having a summer job is a huge protective factor for youth, Coalition staff and Turn it Around members themselves have worked hard over the last few months to ensure that the majority of Turn it Around is employed this summer. Check out where the kids will be working below!   

MGH Summer Jobs for Youth:
From left: Fatima, Laneigh, and Bryanna
  • Fatima Fontes
  • Bryanna Gardener
  • Franklin Udeh
  • Kewin Paul
  • Shaun Singleton
  • Lataya Hurley
  • Mageney Omar
  • Anab Mohamed
  • Laneigh Lundin-Monaco
  • Zaire Richardson
City of Boston Successlink:
  • Alexandra Rivera, Charlestown Boys and Girls Club
  • Melvin Jones III, Charlestown Boys and Girls Club
  • Melvin Jones Jr, Charlestown Boys and Girls Club
  • Jeremiah St. Louis, Charlestown Boys and Girls Club
  • Wellington Melo, Charlestown Boys and Girls Club
  • Stanley Williams, Charlestown Boys and Girls Club
  • Stephon Clairzie, Charlestown Boys and Girls Club
  • Andrew Miller, Charlestown Boys and Girls Club
  • Terrell McQueeney, Bikes Not Bombs
  • Ibrahim Balde, E. Inc.
  • Yanailyz Betances, E. Inc.
  • Kaltuma Mohamed, Summer Search
  • Yessica Tavarez, Liberty Mutual
  • Shahad Faraj, Harvard Crimson Summer Academy
Congratulations to all for putting in the hard work needed to secure a summer job! Good luck!

Turn Up for Criminal Justice Reform
On Monday, June 19th, residents came to a public hearing at the Massachusetts State House regarding a number of bills related to criminal justice reform.

Click on the two following links for stand-out testimonies submitted in support of the reforms.

Voices of Recovery:
Straight Outta Charlestown:
Turn it Around Youth of the Month
Stanley Williams has been chosen as our July Turn it Around Youth of the Month. Since joining Turn it Around this past winter, Stanley has consistently impressed our entire team with his determination and goal-oriented attitude. Whether it be passing his permit test, or dealing with the long process of getting a summer job, Stanley has accomplished it all without complaint. As he continues to work towards his longer term goals, we're so excited to see where Stanley goes from here!
--Olivia Larkin, Prevention & Education Program Coordinator

My name is Stanley, and I am 16 years old and a sophomore at Jeremiah Burke High School in Dorchester, but I live in Charlestown. I joined Turn it Around because it's an opportunity for me to get some help through my life experiences. In the future, I want to play professional basketball. 

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