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Ash Uss '17  |  July 2021


Homeless advocate Ash Uss ‘17, who experienced first-hand the challenges of not having housing and later became a resource about homelessness through her years of work at Andre House of Arizona, has launched From the Ground Up, LLC to develop specialized data-driven, community-centered strategies for alleviating homelessness "from the ground up."

As founder and executive director, Uss plans to leverage the depth of her community relationships to collaborate with individuals and organizations to propose, design and implement compassionate responses to homelessness.

Read more via The Phoenix Patch.

Nancy Barile '90 G'93  |  July 2021


Award-winning Revere High School English teacher and Emmanuel College adjunct professor Nancy Barile '90 G'93 has turned her punk rock youth into life lessons for her students. She's also turned those memories into a book—I'm Not Holding Your Coat: My Bruises-and-All Memoir of Punk Rock Rebellion—that sold out its first printing earlier this year.

"Punk rock has helped me to connect with and reach the disenfranchised and marginalized teen — mainly because I was one and so were my friends," Barile recalls. "I do remember what it felt like to not feel ownership in my education or my school. I remember what it was like not being able to connect to my learning. As a teacher, I try to keep that in mind every single day."

Read more at Fifty Plus Advocate.

Kenny Lumpkin '17  |  July 2021


Kenny Lumpkin '17 opened Dewey's Lounge in Springfield, MA this June and the new live music venue, restaurant and lounge is already a big hit with his classmates and other alumni.

Read more about this new jazz lounge in the Western Mass News.