Summer staff welcomes and send-offs

July 30, 2015

 Divya Khandke, Gabrielle McElrath, Asia Fleming, Dave Jenkins, Cristal Martinez, Staci Rubin, and Ethan Severance.

We’re excited to be working with a great crew of interns this summer! Divya Khandke is organizing with members as we explore the impacts of gentrification on Roxbury. Ethan Severance is supporting our legal services program, and Gabrielle McElrath is a returning intern working in development.

We’re also sending off two of our long-time staff, Staci Rubin and Dave Jenkins, as they transition to new opportunities. 

We’re deeply thankful to Staci and Dave for their incredible work—for instance, playing key roles in the campaigns for an Executive Order on Environmental Justice, our Diesel Emissions Reduction Ordinance and the Youth Pass pilot program—and look forward to building together in new ways as they remain part of our community.

And of course, a huge congratulations to Youth Organizers Asia Fleming and Cristal Martinez who graduated this spring and will be going to college in the fall! Asia and Cristal’s work has been crucial to REEP’s leadership and victories—like expanding our network of guerrilla gardens—and while we’ll miss seeing them daily, they’ll continue to support young people and provide guidance as REEP alums.

Have well wishes or congratulations? Feel free to send them our way, and consider making a donation in honor of one (or more) of these amazing people and their contributions!