ONE FAMILY SPEAKER SERIES PART 3
Real-Life Journeys to Housing Stability
JUNE 8, 2023 - 12:00 PM
In this free virtual event, hear directly from a panel of parents across Massachusetts about their experiences working towards housing stability in our Commonwealth's expensive housing market, including challenges they faced and resources that aided their journeys.
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Special Education Teacher, One Family Scholars Alumna
Lori Flaherty is a Special Education Social Studies teacher at the middle school level in Framingham, MA. She is also an adult education teacher in Framingham and has been working full-time in the district since 2020. Lori is a single mother of two beautiful children, a freshman in high school and a 3rd grader. Lori is working towards her Master's in Secondary Education in History at Framingham State University, where she graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in History and Geography. Lori is also an alumna of the One Family Scholars program and credits the program with much of her success and giving her the ability to pursue her dreams.
Emergency Department Health Promotion Advocate, One Family Scholars Alumna
Nakita Haywood is a Health Promotion Advocate at Project Assert in BMC's Emergency Department. Nakita has been working in the field of Addiction services for the last 9 years. Nakita has earned a Bachelor's degree in Human Services with a concentration in Addiction studies from Springfield College. Nakita is looking forward to completing a Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling in the near future, and is an alumna of the One Family Scholars program.
DR. NAKENNIA REDDRICK
Lecturer, One Family Scholars Alumna
Dr. Nakennia "Kennia" Reddrick is a nonprofit management and education professional. Having served in the United States Navy, completed undergraduate and graduate education, while balancing the duties and joys of motherhood, she has developed a humble view of the world. Kennia is currently a lecturer at Northeastern University.
Opening remarks by:
One Family Director of Public Policy
Brad joined One Family in June 2018 as the Director of Public Policy. In this role, he directs One Family’s policy and advocacy efforts to prevent family homelessness in Massachusetts. Brad is responsible for making the voices of homeless and at-risk parents and children heard throughout the state and for raising awareness among policymakers of the direct services provided by One Family. Prior to One Family, Brad worked as an attorney and policy advocate at state agencies and nonprofits serving vulnerable populations, and as a consultant providing legal and policy guidance to clients.