artist nayda aurora cuevas
Nayda A. Cuevas ’15
male teacher in front of the classroom
Beau Morimando ’13
“I love creating a sense of community, joy, and high expectations—and getting kids somewhere they maybe didn’t think they could go.”
Sydney Chaffee ’07, 2017 National Teacher of the Year
Jenn Turner ’09

Creating a Safe Space for Healing

Jenn Turner combines clinical expertise with yoga to help trauma survivors.

Colleen Shannon stands in a room at the Children's Place.
Combining art with therapy, Colleen gives grieving children a healthy way to process death.
A former teacher and caseworker, Jana Karp created the Boston Youth Sanctuary for children and families impacted by trauma.
A former teacher and caseworker, Jana Karp created the Boston Youth Sanctuary for children and families impacted by trauma.
Threshold Program Alum Adam Roberge
Threshold alum Adam can’t remember a time when he didn’t love cars. Today, he's a researcher at Herb Chambers Mercedes-Benz of Boston.
As a classroom teacher at the Cotting School, Robert says his days are filled with "small celebrations."
Dudley Williams Walking Outside
Dudley lives a full, independent life, which he credits to the support he gained at Lesley University.
large mural on highway underpass
This artist and alum is creating a place for street art within Boston's expanding construction boom.
Brain Axelrod on the farm
Brian Axelrod ’11
Simona Granfone teaching the elderly
Simona Granfone ’15