Welcome to MJE Rotarians from Across the World

This Monday, Mothers for justice and Equality had the pleasure of meeting with Richard Dening one of Rotary’s student exchange students visiting organizations in Boston that are focused on Restorative justice. Richard, who is originally from Australia shared his story of how he came to Boston and his experience here thus far. He arrived bright and early and we received him with many warm welcomes. We talked with him about the history of violence in the Boston area and how ...

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Parent University Spring Learning Conference

This weekend, Mothers for Justice and Equality had the pleasure of facilitating two workshops at the Parent University Learning Conference Saturday, April 29th. Our President & CEO Monalisa Smith facilitated the Future Financial Planning workshop designed to help participants understand the importance of establishing and maintaining financial goals that are measurable attainable, realistic and wise. While also maintaining your finances and paying them in a timely manner.

If that wasn’t enough, Mothers for Justice also was a part of the afternoon ...

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Support Our Youth Gala Through Baked Goods

This month the youth at MJE have been working vigorously to gain support for their youth gala event coming up May 5th, 2017. This year Mothers for Justice and Equality wanted to bring something different to its youth program.

In 2017 the youth leadership program proposed its annual youth event to encompass “Beyond Your Community”. The goal, to motivate youths to seek and experience opportunities outside of their neighborhoods and communities. Our youth program consists of high school students ranging in ...

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You Matter Personal Leadership Training Graduation Ceremony March 2017

 

 

Last Wednesday at Mothers for Justice and Equality, we witnessed a beautiful ceremony, one that will be remembered for time to come.  The 2017 You Matter Graduation ceremony was heartfelt, inspiring and moving, to say the least. 11 women came into the You Matter program seeking haven, a place where they could encompass change where they weren’t put down or judged for past mistakes, troubles, or trauma experienced.  You can come into the office, ask ...

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Mje Visits WDHD Offices to Speak on MJE’s Mission and Vision to End Neighborhood Violence

 

Last Month MJE was featured on the TV show “Higher Ground on WDHD. This segment was focused on issues that we are currently facing in our communities most specifically those living in poverty and experiencing violence in their communities. President & CEO Monalisa Smith and Peer Advocate Leader Aretha Mauge were both featured guests on the show where they both gave their own accounts about their experience with violence in the neighborhoods of Boston Massachusetts.  Both women ...

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Surviving Parents of Steven Odom

Kim and Ron Odoms

Dorchester, MA

On October 4, 2007, our youngest child, Steven, then 13 years old, was murdered. He was shot and killed while making his way home from just around the corner from where we live. That day set our family on a journey we could never have imagined. The journey of survivors of a homicide victim is the theme we live now.

As soon as we were able to get some presence of mind back ...

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