Our Leadership

Our Board, staff and regular volunteers are made up of people who are committed to the vitality of our neighborhood. Some people grew up and have remained in Dorchester, others have returned to the neighborhood to reinvest, while some have chosen to relocate here from other parts of the country. We all value being fully present and part of the community.


Click here to learn more about joining our team. We have full-time, part-time, and seasonal (summer) staff opportunities.


Our Staff Team

Paul Malkemes

Executive Director, Founding Member

Glenna Malkemes

Curriculum & Development Writer, Founding Member

Christian Grant

Youth Program Manager, Young Life Associate

Mary Grant

Social Media Manager, Young Life Associate

Ahnastasia Kielar

Youth Program Manager

Kelly Ford

 LevelUP Life Coaching Coordinator


Maridena Rojas

Community Engagement Manager

Paulea Mooney-McCoy

Consultant, Can We Talk? Codman Square

Seasonal Staff

Each summer we hire a team of 5 to 12 people, often young adults, to lead our summer programs.


Click here to learn more about seasonal staff opportunities.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors provides oversight and accountability for the work of the organization.

  • LaTonya Brown, Executive Coach and Consultant
  • Mako Nagasawa, The Anástasis Center, Founder
  • Leslie Jackson, Reunion Church
  • Shaulita Francis, Louis D. Brown Peace Institute