is the most powerful weapon, which you
can use
to change
the world."

  – Nelson Mandela,        former President
     of South Africa

Board of Directors

Shalini Tendulkar, Sc.D.

Dr. Shalini Tendulkar is a lecturer in the Department of Community Health at Tufts University, specializing in community-based 

participatory research as well as evaluation and needs assessment work in collaboration with community and academic partners. Shalini's work has focused on men's health disparities and mental health disparities in Asian populations in diverse settings, including community-based organizations. 

Charlie is senior vice president and dean of City Year, a national service organization that partners with schools in high-need communities throughout the U.S. to

Charlie Rose

improve student graduation rates. Charlie was a founding board member of City Year and YouthBuild Boston, and he currently chairs the advisory board of Project 351. Prior to joining City Year 30 years ago, Charlie was director of Youth Services for the City
of Boston’s community centers.  

Jeff Lemberg, Ph.D.

Founder and Executive Director

Dr. Jeff Lemberg is a longtime media studies, journalism and communication educator with expertise in media literacy, multimedia storytelling, civic engagement and social identity.
Jeff has held faculty appointments at Curry College, Brandeis University, American University and the University of Maryland, where he earned his Ph.D. in Journalism and Public Communication.  


Jeff previously worked as a reporter and editor at various publications throughout the Greater Boston and Washington, D.C. areas. His journalism career began in sports, including as the managing editor of a startup media company dedicated to high school athletics and college recruiting. He later worked as a correspondent reporter for 
The Boston Globe’s city section, and oversaw editorial operations for The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and Presstime magazine, a trade journal published by the News Media Alliance. 


He is a founder and selection committee member of the Segal Citizen Leadership Program, based out of Brandeis University, and is a member of the Boston Civic Media collaborative, located at Emerson College. 

Seth is president of the MIT Investment Management Company, which oversees and manages one of the nation's largest university endowments,

Seth Alexander (Treasurer)

as well as the Massachusetts Institute
of Technology’s retirement and
operating funds. Seth, who joined the MIT Investment Management Company in 2006, was previously a director of the Yale Investment Office for 10 years. 

Albert is program manager of the Men's Health League, part of the Cambridge Public Health Department. The Men's Health League creates and

Albert Pless Jr.

facilitates educational healthcare programming throughout Cambridge, with a focus on men of color. Albert is a former program coordinator at the Boston Public Health Commission, and past president of the Black Caucus of Health Workers of the American Public Health Association.

Advisory Board

Omar Garriott 

Senior Vice President of Education 



Alicia Kersten

Department Chair, History & Social Studies

Somerville High School

Michelle Cove



Dana Brown


Dearborn STEM Academy, Roxbury

David Shapiro


MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership


Mora Segal


The Achievement Network

Dr. Paul Mihailidis

Director, graduate program in Media Design

Emerson College