Praise for Mattahunt Community Center Leadership

June 16, 2011

The Dorchester Reporter today published an editorial praising Wheelock College and the the Mattahunt Community Task Force for their efforts to create new community-based programming at the shuttered Mattahunt Community Center.

The editorial said:

"The city agency was fortunate to find a willing partner in a college whose campus is well beyond the borders of Mattapan: Wheelock College. Its president—Jackie Jenkins-Scott—has taken a keen interest in serving Mattapan and building the college's relationships in city neighborhoods. Under her leadership—and with Mayor Tom Menino's encouragement—Wheelock agreed to take on the Mattahunt project last year.

"This week, Wheelock and a task force commissioned late last year made up largely of Mattapan residents released a final report outlining the future of the Mattahunt facility. The document itself is an impressive recounting of the last seven months of work that have gone into the planning process. If the report is any indication of what is to come under Wheelock's leadership, the people of Mattapan will be very pleased with the new incarnation of the Mattahunt center."

Read the full editorial.

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