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Berklee City Music Boston Welcomes New Executive Director

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Sep 09, 2013
Boston, MA
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Berklee City Music Boston has announced the appointment of new executive director Misael Martinez.

In a career spanning almost two decades at public schools and youth and social service agencies, Martinez has helped young people overcome environmental challenges in order to pursue secondary and higher education.
 
Directing the Movement City Youth Network at Lawrence Community Works, Martinez served hundreds of youth annually with programs in art and technology. He provided opportunities for leadership development, social and emotional support, and civic engagement in a challenging urban environment. He aimed students toward higher education through academic mentoring, campus visits, and partnerships with college and universities. More than 90 percent of Movement City graduates achieved higher education.
 
Martinez comes to Berklee after a recent position as vice president of programs and services for Hope South Florida, Fort Lauderdale, providing social service programs for homeless families. In Fort Lauderdale, he was also the program director at the Chrysalis Center where he oversaw long term care for adolescent residents.
 
Martinez has a bachelor's degree from Lesley University in human services management, and a master's in education from Cambridge College.
 
 
About Berklee City Music
Berklee City Music is a nonprofit program that provides music education to 4th thru 12th graders in underserved communities. With year-round instruction, expert faculty, individualized mentoring, and a comprehensive curriculum, Berklee City Music combines the breadth of Berklee resources, facilities, and available scholarships with an environment of attention and encouragement. Kids get the tools and support they need to flourish as students, musicians, and —perhaps most important—confident and well-rounded individuals ready to shape their world.
 
 
 
Pictured Above: Misael Martinez, director of Berklee City Music Boston, photo by Kelly Davidson

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