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CAN-DO's "Cocktails on the Charles", March 18, 2018

Ted Hess-Mahan, Reverend Howard Haywood, Bart Lloyd, and Jennifer Van Campen
Congratulations to former City Councilor Ted Hess-Mahan, recipient of this year's Yes In My Back Yard! Award. Pictured here: (L to R) Ted with Reverend Howard Haywood, Bart Lloyd and Jennifer Van Campen.

CAN-DO's annual gala honored former City Counselor Ted Hess Mahan with its "Yes In My Backyard (YIMBY)" award for his service as a long-term affordable housing advocate. CAN-DO also shared an exciting update on its newest project of housing units - 236 Auburn Street, which will be built in partnership with the Barry Price Center.

Marking the Opening of their New Chestnut Hill Branch, Brookline Bank Donates $5,000 to Newton's CAN-DO

Brookline Bank donation to CAN-DO
Left to right: Julie Llave, Chestnut Hill Branch Manager; Wes Blair SVP, Brookline Bank; Josephine McNeil, Executive Director, CAN-DO; Olena Pantyukhin, Newton Centre Branch Manager, Polina Frenklakh, Newtonville Branch Manager; Jane Wolchonok, EVP Brookline Bank; Kinjal Singh, Newton Highlands Branch Manager.

Chestnut Hill, MA, January 22, 2016 - In celebration of the opening of their newest branch in Chestnut Hill, Brookline Bank has made a $5,000 donation to the Citizens for Affordable Housing in Newton Development Organization (CAN-DO). The Bank presented their donation to CAN-DO at a Grand Opening reception held for neighbors of the new branch on Wednesday, January 20th.

To mark the occasion, Jane Wolchonok, Executive Vice President of Brookline Bank said, "We salute CAN-DO for the success they've had creating and promoting affordable housing in Newton and hope that our gift allows them to continue to expand their good work." Upon receiving the gift, CAN-DO's Josephine McNeil commented, "As the Executive Director of a non-profit organization, it is always a pleasure to receive an unsolicited gift like this."

Read the press release at: https://www.brooklinebank.com/assets/documents/Brookline Bank CAN-DO Press Release.pdf.

CAN-DO has added a new page to provide resources about "Articles on Homelessness and Affordable Housing".

Read the first article from the National Housing Conference:
"Research shows deleterious impact of any period in homelessness has on children; the younger the child the more long-term harm."

See previous "What's New" items on Archive page 9.

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