BCCJ Business Network Breakfast: Fall '09

Youth Violence Prevention:  Roles for the Business Community


While Boston has seen some kinds of crime decrease, youth in our city continue to experience a high level of violence that affects their development and success.  The business community has begun to recognize its stake in the well-being of Boston’s youth, and many organizations are looking for meaningful ways to make a difference.  This program will overview the issues of youth violence in our city, and highlight approaches that provide meaningful support for youth and return on companies’ investment.

The BCCJ Business Network convenes these leadership strategy sessions to share best practices, seed new ideas, and connect a range of local businesses concerned with social responsibility.



Superintendent Paul Joyce, Boston Police Department

Robert Lewis, Jr., Vice President, The Boston Foundation/StreetSafe Boston

Celina Miranda, Assistant Vice President and Manager of Charitable Giving, BNYMellon

Casey Recupero (LB '07), Executive Director, Year Up Boston

Youth from BCCJ’s InIt program will participate at each table



7:30     Registration and Breakfast

8:00     Welcome and Introductions at tables

8:10     Panel:

Youth Violence Overview and Police Responses, Paul Joyce

            Youth Development and the Business Community, Celina Miranda

            Building Opportunity for Urban Youth: Year Up, Casey Recupero

            Engaging Young Impact Players: StreetSafe Boston, Robert Lewis, Jr.

            The Youth Violence Prevention Funder Learning Collaborative: Sheila Cody

9:00     BCCJ Youth Perspectives at Tables

            Discussion at Tables and with Panel

10:00   Departure




Beaver CountryDay School

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Fidelity Investments

Goodwin Procter LLP

The Heller School of Social Policy and Management at BrandeisUniversity

Holland + Knight LLP

National Grid

Shawmut Design and Construction


Associate Members

Boston Business Journal

Color Magazine

El Planeta


Affiliate Members

Abt Associates

Boston Architectural College

Boston Language Institute

Burns & Levinson LLP

Howland Capital Management


Natixis Global Asset Management

Paradigm Properties

Silver Bridge Advisors

Stewart International Travel

The Boston Foundation

Trinity Communications

Name Sales End Price Fee
Business Network ticket Ended $30 $1.74

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