2015 Boston Roundtable
The seventh Nelson Chair Roundtable was held April 9-10, 2015 at Boston College’s Lynch School of Education. For the 2015 Roundtable, the Nelson Chair partnered with the Boston Promise Initiative (BPI) and Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI) to bring together over 50 representatives from 37 organizations with the goal of strengthening ties amongst BPI partners and addressing challenges related to promoting community interventions from the “cradle to career” continuum.
The event was moderated by Dr. Anderson J. Franklin, Director of the Roundtable, and Sheena Collier, former Director of BPI. Attendees included BPI staff, partners and stakeholders from the Dudley Village Campus (areas surrounding The Dudley Triangle in Roxbury and North Dorchester neighborhoods of Boston), and expert consultants from Boston College, as well as representatives from the City of Boston, Boston Public Schools, and the U.S. Department of Education. The event also drew skilled advisors from the Greater Boston area and the Caribbean. This year marks a pivotal phase in the evolution of the Roundtable from a broader “think tank” to promote a more focused strategic planning meeting of local community leaders.