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Mariangely Solis Cervera

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Mariangely Solis Cervera


Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston


Rappaport Public Policy Fellow



Rappaport Public Policy Fellows spend 10 weeks each summer serving within the highest levels of state and municipal governments in the Greater Boston Area. The program includes students from graduate and professional programs at local universities.

Graduate School
Harvard Graduate School of Education

Undergraduate School
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.