Heroes Among Us

Today ( July 23, 2008 ) Matt Cohen of Medford received a “Heroes Among us Award” and a citation from Representative Garballey.

Rep Garballey, Matt, Rebecca (Our Intern)

Rep Garballey, Matt, Rebecca (Our Intern)

Matt Cohen’s nomination for a “Heroes Among Us Award” says:

Through his tireless efforts and impressive devotion to social change and youth empowerment, Matt Cohen of Medford founded a unique after-school program for immigrant youth in Somerville. The “Academic Program at Centro Presente” provides much needed support with English tutoring, homework assistance, SAT preparation, and perhaps most importantly, offers mentors for each student.

As a Tufts student himself, Matt has recruited over 20 other members of the Tufts community to volunteer in his program. In large part due to the commendable work of Matt’s tutors, all ten of the high school seniors involved in the program will be attending college next year.

Matt, thanks from all of us.

posted by Mike McCabe, Legislative Aide to Sean Garballey

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