Community Spotlight Series: An intimate look at our 2021-2023 Boston Neighborhood Fellows

In addition to the written biographies our Boston Neighborhood Fellows shared when they joined the program, the Social Justice Ecology team gave each member of the cohort a chance to work with the talented crew at EmVision Productions to record a one-minute video that gives us a glimpse into their work, their story and the inspirations that drive them toward creating a more just, equitable city and region.

Through the spring of 2022, we will be featuring these videos on the Boston Foundation social media channels. We encourage you to explore this page and learn more about this remarkable class of community leaders. Learn more about the program at Click on the video thumbnails to watch the videos, and click on the links to read each Fellow's bio.

In memory of Thomas Ruffen

The Boston Foundation and our staff join all those in the city who mourn the death of Thomas Ruffen, who was killed Friday morning, September 1, in Jackson Square. As a 2021-2023 Boston Neighborhood Fellow, he was a beloved part of a tight-knit family of community leaders, and someone we were proud to know and partner with. While it is hard to comprehend his loss, we remember him for his leadership, partnership, vision, warmth, kindness and courage. We will miss him dearly.