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Boston Scenes 6/6/13

Mayor Thomas Menino welcomed Oprah Winfrey at Harvard University’s 362nd Commencement on May 30. Winfrey was the principal speaker at the afternoon exercises. Delivering her usual dose of inspiration, the TV host and media mogul told students, “There’s no such thing as failure. Failure is just life trying to move us in another direction.”
New England Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft awarded William E. Russell Elementary School Principal Tamara Blake-Canty with a surprise donation, matching a prize from the national Find Your Balance Challenge, to purchase the school a much-needed new kitchen. William E. Russell Elementary School in Dorchester was selected as the grand prize winner of the Find Your Balance Challenge by kickstarting a school-wide wellness initiative, working with students across all grades to create a community garden and form a student wellness council.
On Wednesday, May 8, Gov. Deval Patrick, pictured here with his wife, First Lady Diane Patrick, was honored by the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce with the 2013 Distinguished Bostonian Award.
City Councillor Frank Baker and environmental advocate Joel Wool posed with members of Co-op Power, a multi-class, multi-racial movement for a sustainable and just energy future, as they came together to weatherize a property in the Bowdoin-Geneva area of Dorchester.
Score 4 More Inc. hosted “Funday at the Fieldhouse” for Boston’s young women at the Melnea Cass Recreation Center on Saturday, June 1. The event, co-sponsored by the Department of Conservation and Recreation, Mass Black Lawyers, Friends of Melnea Cass Center and United Sisters of Color, included workshops for girls and their guardians on wellness, nutrition, self-esteem and empowerment along with activities like yoga, martial arts, Zumba, track and dance.
Score 4 More Inc. hosted “Funday at the Fieldhouse” for Boston’s young women at the Melnea Cass Recreation Center on Saturday, June 1. The event, co-sponsored by the Department of Conservation and Recreation, Mass Black Lawyers, Friends of Melnea Cass Center and United Sisters of Color, included workshops for girls and their guardians on wellness, nutrition, self-esteem and empowerment along with activities like yoga, martial arts, Zumba, track and dance.
Score 4 More Inc. hosted “Funday at the Fieldhouse” for Boston’s young women at the Melnea Cass Recreation Center on Saturday, June 1. The event, co-sponsored by the Department of Conservation and Recreation, Mass Black Lawyers, Friends of Melnea Cass Center and United Sisters of Color, included workshops for girls and their guardians on wellness, nutrition, self-esteem and empowerment along with activities like yoga, martial arts, Zumba, track and dance.
Score 4 More Inc. hosted “Funday at the Fieldhouse” for Boston’s young women at the Melnea Cass Recreation Center on Saturday, June 1. The event, co-sponsored by the Department of Conservation and Recreation, Mass Black Lawyers, Friends of Melnea Cass Center and United Sisters of Color, included workshops for girls and their guardians on wellness, nutrition, self-esteem and empowerment along with activities like yoga, martial arts, Zumba, track and dance.
Mayoral candidates John Barros and Charlotte Golar Richie recently stopped by the Bowdoin-Geneva area of Dorchester to see the work of Co-op Power’s home weatherization project. Co-op Power is a multi-class, multi-racial movement for a sustainable and just energy future.
Over 80 Boston area women business leaders gathered with third- to sixth-grade girls at The Boston Renaissance Charter Public School for The First Ladies of Renaissance Mentoring Program Breakfast on May 23. The breakfast, which had the theme “Great Expectations – Growing Into Greatness,” allowed the girls to discuss issues that are important to them with women from the community.
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