Entries by MASeed@dmin

Mass. Appleseed Announces New Executive Director

For Immediate Release Boston, MA, June 16, 2016 – Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice (Mass. Appleseed) announces today that it has selected Deborah Silva, Esq, as its new Executive Director. Starting in mid-July, Ms. Silva will lead Mass. Appleseed as it continues to pursue broad systemic reform initiatives focused on equity in public education […]

Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice Thanks Its Former Executive Director for Her Service

For Immediate Release Boston, MA, April 19, 2016 – Executive Director Joan Meschino of the Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice has won the Democratic primary in the special election for the open State Senate seat in the Plymouth and Norfolk district. In the wake of her victory, Meschino resigned her post as Executive Director effective immediately. […]

2016 School Climates Conference

2016 “Building Positive School Climates” Conference MA Appleseed hosted its third “Building Positive School Climates” conference on April 11th, 2016 at Clark University in Worcester. The conference drew a diverse audience of over 200 people from across the state to discuss implementation of the new school discipline law and learn about alternatives to exclusionary zero […]

2016 Good Apple Reception

2016 Good Apple Reception Massachusetts Appleseed hosted its 9th annual Good Apple Reception at the Boston Harbor Hotel on March 24, 2016. Massachusetts Appleseed presented the 2016 “Good Apple Award” to Jeffrey N. Carp, Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of State Street Corporation for his “unwavering commitment to social justice, dedication to public […]

Massachusetts Appleseed Announces Interim Executive Director

For Immediate Release Meschino takes leave of absence to run for office Boston, MA, December 17, 2015 – Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice (MA Appleseed) has today named Sue Heilman as interim executive director. With more than 25 years of experience leading mission-based non-profit organizations, Ms. Heilman will help MA Appleseed continue its broad […]

2015 Good Apple Reception

2015 Good Apple Reception Massachusetts Appleseed hosted its 8th annual Good Apple Reception at the Boston Harbor Hotel’s Wharf Room on March 19, 2015. Massachusetts Appleseed presented the 2015 “Good Apple Award” to Stephanie S. Lovell, Senior Vice-President and General Counsel of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts for her “unwavering commitment to social justice, […]

2014 School Climates Conference

Keep Kids in Class: Building Positive School Climates MA Appleseed hosted its 3rd annual conference on May 2, 2014. A diverse audience of educators, advocates, state agencies, and community service providers attended! The conference sparked much discussion about strategies we can employ now to cultivate positive school climates as a reality for all of our […]

2014 Good Apple Reception

Massachusetts Appleseed hosted its 7th annual Good Apple Reception at the Boston Harbor Hotel’s Wharf Room on March 20, 2014. Massachusetts Appleseed presented the 2014 “Good Apple Award” to Lon F. Povich, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary of BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc. for his “unwavering commitment to social justice, dedication to public service, […]

2013 Good Apple Reception

Massachusetts Appleseed hosted its 6th annual Good Apple Reception at the Boston Harbor Hotel’s Wharf Room on March 21, 2013. During the reception, Massachusetts Appleseed presented the “Good Apple Award” to Susan Alexander, Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer at Biogen Idec, for her unwavering commitment to social justice, dedication to public service, and […]

2012 School Climates Conference

Targeted Interventions: Meeting the Needs of Unaccompanied Homeless Youth MA Appleseed hosted its second annual conference on November 15, 2012. A diverse audience of policy advocates, legislators, state agencies, service providers, and educators attended. The keynote speaker, Christina Murphy, Director of Policy for the National Center on Family Homelessness, spoke on youth homelessness, provided national […]