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HSTF Leadership Transition
Welcome Kim Comart,
HSTF Interim Executive Director
Kim has more than 35 years of experience in consulting, nonprofit management, philanthropy, law, electoral politics, and government. His career has involved work with hundreds of nonprofit organizations, foundations, and government agencies. He has managed the design and implementation of strategic plans, organizational restructurings, staff and board trainings, fundraising campaigns, program evaluations, and special initiatives. Read more.
As you may know, in early winter of last year our former executive director resigned. The board of directors named our Deputy Director, Yi-Chin Chen as the Interim Executive Director, while we conducted a search for a new leader. The search process lasted five months and included the consideration of several candidates, including Yi-Chin, who was the board’s selected candidate. As often happens with leadership changes, the process provided the opportunity to have deep discussions about HSTF, the new executive director role, and hopes for the future. After these discussions, the board and Yi-Chin decided together that this is a good time for her to move on to new opportunities and the next phase of her professional career. Read the full announcement.
HSTF Receives 2015 ArtPlace America Grant
Hyde Square Task Force announced on Monday, July 13th that it is among 38 recipients of ArtPlace America’s 2015 National Grants Program. ArtPlace, one of the nation’s largest philanthropies dedicated to creative placemaking, is investing $200,000 in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston to further integrate arts and culture into the field of community planning and development. ArtPlace selected Hyde Square Task Force from a pool of nearly 1,300 applicants. Read the entire announcement.