On Wednesday, April 10, 2019 MBLLC Chairman Carlos González and Executive Director Lucas DeBarros met with Harvard Institute of Politics Vice President Maya Jenkins to lay the foundation for a proposed fellowship between the two organizations. Ms. Jenkins, the innovative student who brought this proposal to the Caucus, is a New Jersey native who is currently a Harvard Sophomore concentrating in Sociology. Ms. Jenkins has actively worked to make Black, Latinx, and disadvantaged communities central to the various initiatives she has worked on over the years.
The fellowship, which is still being finalized, would provide 5-10 students with "high impact service" opportunities with MBLLC members as the undergraduate students assist with community engagement, legislative priority research, and more. Programs such as this fellowship and the MBLLC's Civics Day on the Hill are vitally important as they provide youth of color with pathways to enter the State House, and offer a viable route to future employment and/or holding elected office in the building.
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