I have devoted my time to the development of new leadership in this fight for economic justice.I know that political education and a grassroots organizing effort, a new day is upon us all.
Hakim Cunningham, Deputy Director
I was born and raised in the streets of Boston and was placed in advanced classes after testing out of Thomas J. Kenny School in third grade. I was an exceptional student throughout my schools years, briefly attending Boston Latin Academy before finishing my high school education at West Roxbury High School. The product of a Jamaican immigrant father and a Native American mother from Florida, I grew up in a predominantly Caribbean neighborhood in the Dorchester Center area of Boston. As a young man in the early 90's. I grew up with a love for music eventually enrolling in North East Broadcasting School after high school . I learned of the BWA and the organization’s serious work with CORI reform. After securing a job but then being fired because of his CORI, Hakim contacted the BWA and quickly became a member.I was elected to the BWA Board in 2007 and was hired as BWA’s second staff person in January of 2009 to develop a non-profit store front social justice office in Grove Hall section of Dorchester. After 3.5 years I was promoted to Director of Organizing 1.5 years after that was appointed Deputy Director. I was selected recently as a Green For All Fellow for my work with "BWA Urban Gardening Project" I am currently enrolled at Suffolk University's Sawyer Business School working on a Dual Degree In Global Business & Entrepreneurship I have been working closely with Haymarket People’s Fund as a New England Funding Panel Member for the past three years, I was also elected to the Board of Directors of Grove Hall Main Streets in 2010. With numerous appearances and workshop facilitations I feel that I bring a unique perspective to the non-profit management world. A proud father of a beautiful 18 yr old high school graduate. I look forward to working with visionary people.
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