The Rise of Child Care with John Kelly

How our former Executive Director sees the changes made in our community.

As executive director of the East Boston Social Centers for 34 years, John Kelly had the pleasure of experiencing the dramatic changes in the community in and around East Boston and gracefully faced the challenges that came with them. The organization was transforming to concentrate more on Early Learning and After School care programming, and was one of the….

Is Joy a Luxury?

Is Joy a Luxury?

“Justin, are you still the head of your class?” my grandfather asked each week on our call. 


My extended birth and adoptive families raised me with high expectations.  They helped me process the instability from my multiple moves in informal care and foster care before I was adopted at age 9, and they always focused on my strengths and what I hoped to achieve.