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Christopher M. Jones - In the News

Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative recently hired Chris Jones, former vice president of the board,

Banner Staff | 5/2/2013, noon

In a move designed to strengthen the capacity of a growing organization, Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative recently hired Chris Jones, former vice president of the board, as its executive director overseeing day-to-day operations and performance.

The change supports the organization’s rapid growth resulting from the recent $6M federal grant award known as Promise Neighborhoods. DSNI must add significant staffing to manage the work of the Boston Promise Initiative, and Jones will lead the team through that work.

Jones replaces John Barros, who announced his bid for mayor last month.

Jones leaves his position as assistant dean for graduate education at MIT. He is an alumnus of both the Department of Nuclear Engineering and the Technology and Policy Program at MIT. During his tenure, graduate applications from underrepresented minorities rose from approximately 300 to 1300, and enrollment doubled from 7 percent to 14 percent, a significant progression toward MIT goals.

Moore has served as a volunteer at DSNI in many capacities, most recently as a member of the elected board. He lives in the Dudley neighborhood with his wife, Dr. Jerrilyn Jones, and their two young daughters.