Our Community, Our Story: Understanding Brookline Launch

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Mark your calendars to join us for the launch of our new Understanding Brookline research series and celebrate the release of Brookline’s first-ever community-focused indicators database.

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Event Details

Thursday November 2, 2023

6:30-8:30pm (Doors Open at 6:15pm)

Florida Ruffin Ridley School

Multipurpose Room

345 Harvard Street

Brookline, MA 02446

Event Program

You’re invited to the release of our newest Understanding Brookline research. Join us for an inspiring evening of performances, a moderated panel discussion on equity and access in Brookline, and the first look at an all-new community indicators database.

The evening will begin with a warm welcome and a speaker from the Brookline Housing Authority’s Self-Sufficiency Program, who will share their experiences from the program. Following our speaker, there will be a panel discussion moderated by BCF’s executive director Aba Taylor featuring local leaders in education, economic mobility, racial justice, and more. Finally, the event will conclude with a premiere and walk-through of Brookline’s first ever community indicators database – a fully interactive database tracking 50 health, well-being, and economic mobility indicators across our community.

After the presentation, guests will be treated to grab-and-go desserts from local chefs!

Meet Our Panelists

Hear from local leaders whose work is advancing equity, economic mobility, education, public health, and more. Our panelists include:

  • Malcolm Cawthorne, METCO Director, Public Schools of Brookline
  • Dr. Chris Chanyasulkit, President, American Public Health Association
  • Dr. Raul Fernandez, Senior Lecturer, Boston University
  • Dr. Linus J. Guillory Jr., Superintendent, Public Schools of Brookline
  • Kim Janey, CEO, Economic Mobility Pathways (EmPATH) and former Mayor of Boston
  • Bob Van Meter, Executive Director, Brookline Community Development Corporation
  • Aba Taylor, Brookline Community Foundation (Moderator)

Meet the Host Committee

Our Community, Our Story: Understanding Brookline Launch is supported by a host committee comprised of Brookline community members. Thank you to our host committee for all your efforts:

  • Alan Morse
  • Arthur Conquest
  • Craig Harsfield
  • Kim Barnum
  • Gioia Perugini
  • John Hodgman
  • Linda Olson Pehlke
  • Mike Sandman
  • Rob Daves

Our Sponsors

Thank you to our generous sponsors for supporting this event:

Gold Level Sponsors

Bronze Level Sponsors

Champion Level Sponsors

Community Sponsors




November 2, 2023
6:30pm - 8:30pm
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Brookline Community Foundation
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Florida Ruffin Ridley School
345 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA 02446 United States
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