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Students from ABCD’s University High School (UHS) crossed the graduation stage with diplomas in hand and plans for the future. UHS is ABCD’s alternative high school for Boston students ages 16 to 22 whose needs aren’t met in traditional academic settings. (From left) UHS Head of School & Director Sherann Jackson-Alkins, the UHS class of 2024, and ABCD President and CEO Sharon Scott-Chandler. For more, please visit bostonabcd.org. PHOTO: JFP Memories
Last week, the Witherspoon Gala celebrated arts and culture in the heart of Roxbury. The event included a ribbon cutting for the opening of the Library Gallery at the Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library. The space’s inaugural exhibit features artist-photographer, Don West. The “Portrait of Purpose” exhibit encompasses 30 years of Boston’s most celebrated leaders. PHOTO: Darryl Kelley for The Witherspoon Institute
The Boston English High School Division 5 State Championship Baseball Team visits Fenway Park participating in the ceremonial first pitch before the Red Sox vs Padres game. (From left) Jordani Marcano, Lermany Santana, David Castillo, Wilberg Pina, Alonzo Garcia, Sebastian Garcia, Anthony Gonzalez and Maleek Haley. PHOTO: John Wilcox, Mayor’s office
The Boston Lesbigay Urban Foundation and the MGH Center for Community Health Improvement held their 3rd Annual Urban Pride Health Summit and Brunch on June 29 at the Bruce Bollin Building. PHOTO: The Boston Lesbigay Urban Foundation
In honor of Somali Independence, the Somali flag was raised at City Hall to commemorate 64 years of the Somali people’s independence, and declare July 1 as Somali Independence Day in the City of Boston. PHOTO: Isabel Leon/Mayor’s Office