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In the news: Alize Cabral

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In the news: Alize Cabral
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Mayor Michelle Wu appointed Alize Cabral liaison to the city’s Cape Verdean community. Cabral was born and raised in Boston and has lived primarily in the Dorchester, Roxbury, and Mattapan neighborhoods as a teenager and young adult. Her parents are both Cape Verdean, and their parents were raised in Cabo Verde. She attended the John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science and earned a bachelor’s degree of Science in Human Development with a focus in counseling from Wheelock College.

She has a background in customer service, mental health, public health, and programming that has a primary focus on the Cape Verdean community. Her dedication to the Cape Verdean community led her to the City of Boston’s Neighborhood Services Department where she serves as the department’s first Cape Verdean Cultural Liaison serving Cape Verdean community members throughout Boston.

Boston is home to one of the largest populations of Cape Verdeans outside of the West African archipelago. The Cape Verdean cultural liaison was created in the Neighborhood Services department to continue to invest in the community by ensuring that they have a direct link to City Hall.

“I am most excited to collaborate with the community and my city colleagues to address some of the most pressing challenges that Cape Verdean residents in Boston face. Ultimately, I want to make a positive impact on the community. I want to try to be an effective bridge from neighborhoods where Cape Verdeans live and connect them to City Hall,” Cabral said. “The Cape Verdean community brings such a vibrant culture and has such a promising future in the City of Boston. I believe we have some of the greatest leaders in the City of Boston.”

During Cabral’s free time, she enjoys being outdoors, volunteering, attending community events, trying new foods and listening to music.