Boston’s SPARK Council to Host East Boston Social

The City of Boston’s SPARK Council, a cohort of millennial civic leaders and social entrepreneurs, will be hosting their first neighborhood social in East Boston. The social will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. at The Quiet Few, Eastie’s newest gastropub located on Sumner Street in Jeffries Point.

The SPARK Boston social is an opportunity to network with other civically-engaged millennials, meet elected officials, and learn more about how to get involved in the community. The free event is for ages 21 and up, and open to the public.

Speakers at the event include City Councilor Lydia Edwards, State Representative Adrian Madaro, and Executive Director of Maverick Landing Community Services, Rita Lara.

SPARK Boston is responsible for advising the City of Boston on issues affecting the millennial population and working with City departments and community stakeholders to help solve those issues. Programs include neighborhood meetups, voter registration pop-ups, and salary negotiation workshops.

The SPARK Council represents and lives in 20 different neighborhoods across the City of Boston. East Boston 2019-2020 SPARK Council members include Gabriela (Gigi) Coletta, Shannon Montanez, Fernando Ortiz, and Jared Staley.

The group is 60 percent people of color and includes environmental scientists, marketing experts, public servants, youth workers, consultants, urban planners, artists, students, and more. Approximately a fourth of the Council are native Bostonians, while others grew up as far outside of Boston as Ohio, Indiana, California,Texas, and Jamaica. Thirty five percent of Boston residents were between the ages of 20 and 34 as of 2015, according to an analysis from the Boston Foundation.

To register for the event, please visit http://eastiesparksocial.eventbrite.com/.  For more information about the event, please contact Amy Mahler at [email protected]

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