Mimi Ramos named as Roddenberry Fellow
We are excited to announce that Dorchester local Noemi “Mimi” Ramos has been selected to participate in The Roddenberry Foundation’s 2018 fellowship program. Her fellowship includes a $50,000 grant to work on developing Community Labor United’s Independent Women Project (IWP), which is a part of our campaign on child care.
The IWP is a collaborative project that advocates for child care policies that provide Massachusetts parents with affordable, safe and reliable childcare options. The project is also working to develop innovative childcare models that accommodate parents employed in industries with non-traditional working hours.
“I am excited to be selected as a 2018 Roddenberry Fellow and I am looking forward to using this grant through the IWP to shape policies and develop successful models for childcare for working parents,” Ramos told the Dorchester Reporter earlier this month.
Ramos has dedicated the last 15 years to promoting economic, social, and racial justice in Boston communities. In 2010 joined 30 other community leaders to found New England United 4 Justice (NEU4J). NEU4J is a grassroots organization that provides low-income communities with the necessary resources and tools to influence action on issues of social, racial, and economic justice affecting their communities.