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#FollowtheLite February Feature: Michael G. Williams, Jr.

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February 2015 - Mike WilliamsName:  Michael G. Williams Jr.

Where are you from?  Roxbury, MA

Alma Mater? Morehouse College

What brings you to Boston? Putting my plan on changing the world into action.

Tell us about yourself (What are you passionate about? Any side hustles?)

I received my undergraduate degree in Political Science from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia in 2009.   Currently I am a board member for Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD), Davis Leadership Academy – a high performing charter school in Dorchester MA, and a founding Trustee for the Grove Hall Trust.  Also, I am a active member on the “Youth Works” Committee of the Boston Branch NAACP.  Throughout the fall, winter and spring, I coach Junior Division Basketball on Saturday Mornings with the “No Books, No Ball” Basketball Program.

I am very passionate about my community and help to enhance it through the work I do professionally, and through service.  Currently I work under the Mayor’s Office of Jobs and Community Services, as a Case Manager for Youth Options Unlimited (YOU) Boston. At YOU Boston I work with court/gang involved young men and women and help them change their lives. Before joining the YOU Boston team I was a Legislative Aide in the Massachusetts State House working under the leadership of the Chairman to Small Business and Community Development, State Representative Linda Dorcena Forry of the 12th Suffolk District.

I started my career working for the United States Department of Commerce as a Partnership Specialist for the 2010 Decennial Census.  During my college years, I interned at the City Mission Society in Boston directing a summer program in Roxbury for proven risk young adults; then at Harvard Law School in the Reginald F. Lewis International Legal Studies Center as a Legal Intern.

What’s one thing we should know about you?  I’m very passionate about enhancing the world around me, and through my faith in God I understand that mustard seed faith can move mountains.

How can people connect with you?  Email: williamsmichael7@gmail.com

And there you have it folks… #followthelite!

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