What we do
Everyday Boston is a grassroots, community-building organization. In a city that’s often divided street by street, and neighborhood by neighborhood, we're working to break down the stereotypes that keep us separate, primarily through the sharing of stories. We teach Bostonians how to interview, so they can listen to the stories of their neighbors and share them on our website. We organize events that bring people across the city together to share their life experiences. And we run workshops that broaden the worldview of young people, and strengthen their communication skills, by teaching them how to interview and empathize with others in their city.
Why We Do It
In these divided times, stereotypes are flying all around, and they’re doing real damage to our city. They’re creeping into how we talk to strangers on the street, how we treat each other in the workplace, how we see each other in the criminal justice system. They’re affecting not just how we see other neighborhoods, but how we see our own. It’s a national epidemic, and one of the only ways to cure it, we believe, is through the sharing of stories.
Who We Are
We are a diverse group of people who believe in the power of curiosity and connection to bring Bostonians together and make the city more equitable for all. Specifically, Everyday Boston was founded by Cara Solomon, a journalist who grew up in Wayland, and four story ambassadors: George Powell, of Roxbury; Carmen Pola, of Mission Hill; Gabriela Follett, of Dorchester; and Kathy Whitehouse, of Charlestown. Corina Pinto, of East Boston, and Theresa Okokon, of Roslindale, later joined the team. Together we shape the vision of Everyday Boston and give it roots as the movement expands.