It’s Official — Epicenter Community Comes to Life!

Community. The only word that can really summarize the mixture of personalities, ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds that created the melting-pot of humans who came together last night to celebrate the official evolution of Future Boston Alliance into Epicenter Community. It was such a joy to see lifetimes of partnerships and kinships manifest themselves in celebration of our mission, and we cannot thank you — our community — enough for standing in solidarity with our cause and for taking this next step along with us.

There are a few key folks out there who have been by our side since the beginning, and we are so excited to have had the opportunity to publicly highlight these changemakers at our launch through the presentation of eight “unicorn” awards, or awards given to those who help us, “believe in the make believe.” These eight awardees have taken strides to make Boston a more sustainable and inclusive city, and they have become forces integral in the acceleration of the Epicenter Community vision. That said, we would like to give a second shout out to Kathy Bitteti of Mass Artists Leadership Coalition, Justin Springer of Outside the Box Agency, Aziza Robinson Goodnight, Cassandria Campbell and Jackson Renshaw of Fresh Food Generation, Jamaal Eversley, Donald Washington, Damon Cox of Boston Foundation, and Councilwoman Ayanna Pressley.

“We have unicorns all around our office because we believe in the make believe.” — Malia Lazu, explaining the “Unicorn” Award

The gratitude continues to flow as we send some love to Paul Krasinski, CO-Founder; Lynne Lipinsky, COO; Mykim Dang, Creative Specialist; and Ellen Lubrano, Malia’s rockstar mother for their unique roles in fostering this evolution.

“Authentic diversity equals Malia Lazu” — Paul Krasinski

As we continue to build upon commonalities through the telling of stories, we encourage you to experience Malia’s story and vision for Epicenter HERE

It is humbling to be among such visionaries and with your support and commitment to developing authentic diversity in your own worlds, we collectively are empowered to change our world for the better.

Last minute love to Justin Springer and Outside the Box Agency for providing video coverage of the event (coming soon), Minibar Boston and DJ Inkognito. Your organizing, talent, space, food, and vibes brought many smiles and great conversations. We Appreciate you!

Mark Your Calendars for Our Upcoming Conversations and Events taking place in the community:

Potluck & Politics: A Community Conversation with Northeastern

Monday: 4.25.15 | 5:30–7:30pm

JUNETEENTH in Partnership with the MFA

Wednesday: 6.15.15 | TBA

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