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Left: Adanma Ude; Right: Carlen Arima

City Year Boston recently added two stellar new leaders to our team. Adanma Ude joins us as Community Partnerships Director, adding expertise to existing community outreach and recruitment efforts to allow us to deepen our presence in the Boston and greater Boston area. Additionally, she will provide critical support in establishing and sustaining partnerships with local youth-facing organizations to increase support for and interest in our service in the Boston Public Schools. Adanma is a lifelong resident of the City of Boston and has been a community member of Mattapan for more than 16 years. Her background includes advocacy for youth, families, and community engagement and she is passionate about connecting the community with resources and helping members become civically engaged. She holds a M.S. in Nonprofit Management from Northeastern University and a B.A. in English from Suffolk University. In February 2018, she was appointed to the Parent and Community Education and Involvement Advisory Council for the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. When she is not working in the community or with families, she enjoys spending quality time with her son connecting with family and friends.

As our new People and Operations Director, Carlen Arima comes from Year Up, were she was Associate Director of Academics for nearly three years. She co-chaired Year Up's Diversity and Cultural Humility Committee, coordinating closely with Boston and National senior leadership teams. Before Year Up, Carlen was Deputy Campus Director at Citizen Schools based out of the Irving Middle School. She began her experience at Citizen Schools as a National Teaching Fellow serving at Orchard Gardens K-8 Pilot School. Carlen is a graduate of Bates College majoring in Sociology and minoring in Educational Studies. In her role at City Year Boston, she will be managing recruitment and hiring, staff experience and professional development, and operations for the site.

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