Boston Nonprofit Advances Mentorship, Workforce Development

Boston – The Community Mentoring Team recently announced its new website and advisory board.

Founded in 2018 by Bill Moran, long-time community educator and activist in Boston, the Community Mentoring Team supports workforce development in the specialty trades that pave the way to good-paying careers and financial security for young people of color in Boston. The site also serves as a recruitment tool for mentors who provide guidance and support to mentees and those working to earn their union licensing in a specialty trade.

Comprised of Boston-area community and business leaders, the newly appointed CMT Advisory Board represents a broad spectrum of professions and backgrounds in helping CMT realize its mission. The advisory board includes Katherine Craven, chair of State Board of Education; Linda Dorcena Forry, former Mass. state senator; AJ Gerritson, senior partner at Zozimus; Pastor A. John Heath, International Ministries; Kathleen MacNeil, principal at Millennium Partners Boston; and Margaret Daniels Tyler, tri-sector advisor/board director.

“Our partnership with CMT aims to significantly increase the number of Black and Brown men and women among our ranks and to ensure their success,” said Boston IBEW, Local 103 business manager/financial secretary, Louis Antonellis. The IBEW Local 103 will be graduating its first CMT class of union-trained electricians in 2023.

“We are continually looking to expand our partnerships with other construction trades that want to diversify their workforce, as well as with businesses that want to be agents of change for economic equity in Boston. Our website will be instrumental in educating the public on CMT,” said Moran.