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Darryl Settles honored by Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action

3/12/2014, 11:12 a.m.

The Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action honored Darryl Settles with its distinguished Community Leadership Award at its annual meeting.

JALSA first began work with Settles on the initial board for Community Servings, the hot meals program for persons homebound with acute life-threatening illness, an organization their leadership helped established in 1989. The organization today serves more than 7,000 meals each week to 18 Massachusetts cities and towns.

“We are very excited to honor Darryl for his outstanding work and dedication in support of all communities,” said Sheila Decter, executive director of JALSA. “He is passionate about creating vibrant communities, embodying the values of social and economic justice which are the centerpiece of JALSA’s mission.”

Settles is currently president and co-founder of WiSe Urban Development LLC, which fosters the development of multi-family affordable housing in urban communities in partnership with local non-profit and private owners to create sustainable neighborhoods. He is also president of D’Ventures Limited LLC, a business consulting and investment company. He is also founder of the BeanTown Jazz Festival, and founder of the Beehive Restaurant & Lounge. He entered the hospitality restaurant business in 1990 when he purchased Bob the Chef’s Restaurant and since that time has repositioned the restaurant twice.