News Archives

April 21, 2015 - Award-winning slam poet Porsha Olayiwola amazed the crowd at the Lewis Family Foundation Annual Dinner when she presented this piece in celebration of the foundation's work in the community. Read the poem here.
March 02, 2015 - "Boston needs a superintendent who is an innovative leader with a diverse educational background, and who has a clear vision for closing the achievement gap and improving the college and career success of its graduates.
February 18, 2015 - This New York Times article analyzes the relationship between the recent decrease in marriage rates and economic fault lines in today's society. The proof is in the fact that on average, 65-69 year- old married households have $111,600 in savings versus a single-person household with just $12,500. Read more about the correlation here.
January 16, 2015 - One of the Gutsy leaders, CEO of Collegebound Dorchester Mark Culliton, thinks outside the box to create change in our community. Read more of his journey here.
January 14, 2015 - Josh brings a rare combination of personal and professional experience to serve as our first President.   The son of a sculptor father and entrepreneur mother who owned her own catering business, Josh also grew up in the world of commercial fishing, and community farming.  Graduating from Cornell University's hospitality program, he held several management positions at top restaurants in New York City and Hawaii.   He then joined ARAMARK, bringing his operations and marketing experience to a number of diverse roles - developing unique cook-to-order restaurants on college campuses, serving l
December 12, 2014 - Lewis Family Foundation President Bill Walczak started the Codman Sqaure Health Center 40 years ago as a means to provide health care for the underserved residents of the Dorchester area. Read more about his journey here.
September 19, 2014 - From Boston to Tanzania, these 10 students shine as young leaders as part of the Next Generation Leaders Program!   
September 10, 2014 - Lewis Family Foundation honors the president of Arbella Insurance Group as a Social Leader. 
September 10, 2014 - Violence that plagues the city of Boston claims the young life of an outstanding member of the community. What can YOU do to find a solution to this crippling issue?
August 29, 2014 - Using baseball as a starting point, longtime community leader Robert Lewis Jr. is changing lives with his Roxbury program mentoring black and Latino youth to create college opportunities and a game plan for life success. (read this story)