Nearly 400 law professionals came together to support City Year Boston’s 9th annual Legal Community Breakfast. Our guests and generous sponsors, sparked by the inspiring words of featured speaker Andrea Campbell, Boston City Council President, raised more than $165,000 to resource and expand City Year Boston’s service to over 12,000 students in the Boston Public Schools.

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Guests first heard moving remarks from Diane Patrick, Senior Counsel, Ropes & Gray LLP and former first Lady of Massachusetts, introducing Councilor Campbell. Then Councilor Campbell highlighted the importance of creating opportunities for all communities, particularly youth of color, within Boston in order to build a stronger, more equitable city. As she shared:

"Each of us all have a role to play in growing City Year's impact. You can donate, spread the word about City Year, get our young people signed up, or have one of your children serve. But you can do more than that. You can bring these values and conversations back to your own workplaces and communities, and look to make a difference there, as City Year in doing in our schools every single day. Each of us has a role to play. Why? City Year understands this  – because I am a person through other people, my humanity is tied to yours."

– Councilor Andrea Campbell

Councilor Campbell told the audience how the passing of her twin brother helped her find her life-long purpose -- to help push Boston to do better for its next generation, so that no family or resident feels left behind. She spoke of the many opportunities our city has to offer -- amazing public schools, comprehensive after-school programming, and more-- and how she seeks make them accessible to all young people. As a tireless advocate for youth and racial justice, Councilor Campbell encouraged guests and their networks to support her work and that of partners like City Year Boston to open doors for students and create lasting change for future generations to come.

Councilor Andrea Campbell

Like Councilor Campbell, Niara Iman Tarleton-Allen, our AmeriCorps speaker, has seized many opportunities in her life to achieve her dream of attending law school and serving as U.S. Secretary of State. Niara, who serves at the Irving Middle School, spoke of her passion for service, education, and law, which inspired her to dedicate a year with City Year Boston. She explained how observing her student Ethan's academic and social-emotional growth reinforced her commitment to service to a cause greater than self, and that guests' support would help create more transformative relationships like the one she shares with Ethan.

And while Niara shared City Year's outcomes for her students, Ian Epperson-Temple, associate at Manion, Gaynor & Manning and a City Year alumnus, spoke to the impact the program has for alumni. Ian attended the Legal Community Breakfast as a corps member himself, and with the help of his mentor, attorney and City Year Boston alumnus David Lieberman, he charted a path to success in the legal field using his City Year skills. He called for guests to help support a vision for a more equitable future for the students of Boston fueled by the idealism and service of young people like Niara.

A special thank you to all our speakers and incredible guests for investing in City Year Boston's work. We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to our sponsors, Kirkland & Ellis, Ares, LPL Financial, Morrison Mahoney, Northeastern University, O’Brien and Levine Court Reporting Solutions, RSM US, and Seyfarth Shaw.

If you missed the event and would like to support City Year Boston, donate here. See coverage from the event on our social media channels at #breakfastwithcyb.

Thank you to the event committee and sponsors of the 2018 Legal Community Breakfast!

Event Co-Chairs

Joe Capraro, Proskauer Rose
Rupa Cornell, SAGE Therapeutics
David Hutchins, Bain Capital
Diane Patrick, Ropes & Gray
Newcomb Stillwell, Ropes & Gray; City Year Boston Seven Generations Board

Event Vice Chairs

Kathryn Alessi, Sidley Austin 
Shanuah Beamon, City Year, Inc. 
Robert Buhlman, Sidley Austin
Steve Burke, Friends Forever International
Sarah Camougis, Choate Hall & Stewart
Barbara Caparell, TSG Reporting
Jennifer Carpenter Boylan, LPL Financial 
Brian Carr, Brown Brothers Harriman 
Enrique Colbert, Wayfair
Nancy Cremins, Globalization Partners 
Deb Curran, O'Brien & Levine Court Reporting
Melissa Danforth, Bain Capital
David Dykeman, Greenberg Traurig
Noah Ehrenpreis, Ares Management
Ian Epperson-Temple, Manion, Gaynor, & Manning
Roman Fayerberg, Greenberg Traurig
Robert Fisher, Seyfarth Shaw
Bill Gabovitch, Primark
Iciar Garcia, Boston Red Sox
Claudia Gilman, Novara Global Consulting; City Year Boston Seven Generations Board
Michael Glover, Northeastern University
Khimmara Greer, State Street Corporation
Stephen Hall, Holland & Knight
Sean Higgins, K&L Gates
Tisa Hughes, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Andrew Kaplan, Pierce Atwood
Ellen Keiley, EMK Consulting Group
Michael LaCascia, Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Kathryn Lazares, Berkshire Group
Bruce Leicher, Momenta Pharmaceuticals
David Lieberman*, Powderhouse Law/ Whistleblower Law Collaborative; City Year Boston Seven Generations Board
Jodi Luster, State Street Corporation
Martha Mensoian, Three Bays Capital
Molly Mooney, Seyfarth Shaw
Greg Naviloff, RSM US
Morgan Nickerson, K&L Gates
Amy Null, WilmerHale
Claire Papanastasiou, Matter Communications
Kathleen Patton, CarGurus
Lorraine Pereira Stark, Burns & Levinson
Mark Polebaum, MFS Investment Management®; City Year Boston Seven Generations Board
Tom Reith, Burns & Levinson
Sabrina Rusnak-Carlson, THL Credit Advisors
Courtney Scrubbs, Sanofi; Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association
Lisa Sheeler, MFS Investment Management®
Bruce Singal, Barrett & Singal, City Year Boston Seven Generations Board
Tom Sullivan, Lando & Anastasi
Emily Taylor, Latham & Watkins
Anne Trinque, Fiduciary Trust Company
Aaron Von Staats, PTC; City Year Boston Board
Mark  Woodroffe, Cooley

Thank You to Our Sponsors


If you would like to get involved with the Legal Community Breakfast 2019, please contact Rashaad Ingram, Individual Giving Manager, at ringram@cityyear.org.

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