Harvard Graduate School of Education
Mount St. Mary’s College
Jeffrey Sanchez, Former Rappaport Urban Scholar and Rappaport Institute Advisory Board Member
City of Boston, Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement
Agnes Chang, Interim Director
Description of Fellowship
As an intern at Mayor Walsh’s Office for Immigrant Advancement (MOIA), Mariangely had the opportunity to collaborate with Boston Public School staff, teachers and parents. The community outreach coordinator at MOIA and Mariangely conducted focus groups around the district to better understand the challenges and opportunities facing our immigrant students and families in BPS schools. Their findings led to the creation of a) a brief resource guide organized by need and neighborhood for school staff, b) a MOIA led workshop focused on policies and laws impacting immigrant youth and c) a report for the new BPS superintendent, Dr. Cassellius. Their efforts this summer led to established partnerships between MOIA and schools in East Boston, Brighton and Roxbury. This ongoing collaboration can result in holistic impact for immigrant youth and families in our city.