This news release and photos are courtesy of the Michelle Wu campaign regarding the City Councilor At-Large candidate’s visit this week to the North Bennet Street School construction site in the North End.

Former North End resident Michelle Wu, Candidate for Boston City Council At-Large, visited thirteen neighborhoods in Boston yesterday, Monday, August 5th, as she released “50 ideas for Boston Families: Pipelines to Opportunity” to mark 50 days remaining until the September 24th Preliminary Election.

In the North End, Michelle toured the new site of the North Bennet Street School on North Street with President Miguel Ibanez-Gomez to highlight the importance of partnerships between schools and community organizations. Michelle is the legal guardian of her younger sister, who, as a student at the Eliot K-8 School, benefited from the woodworking program at the North Bennet Street School. Michelle noted:

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“I’ve seen firsthand that these partnerships can make students’ time at school enriching and meaningful. As an Eliot School student, my sister loved getting to spend time in the North Bennet Street School’s woodworking program. I hope to prioritize the expansion of existing programs and support partnerships to enrich students’ experiences at all schools.”

In her list of 50 Ideas, Michelle suggests that the City should “Facilitate partnerships with a BPS School Expo & Partnerships Coordinator.” The visit to the North Bennet Street school site was part of a day-long tour that included visits to thirteen neighborhoods, as Michelle highlighted different policy priorities for her campaign.

A full list of Monday’s stops are below.

• Toured Save that Stuff recycling plant in Charlestown to discuss environmental sustainability and green initiatives
• Greeted South Boston residents and commuters at Andrew Station to discuss public safety
• Visited Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center in Chinatown to highlight the need for access to more affordable early education and childcare
• Toured the new site for the North Bennet Street School in North End to discuss the importance of partnerships between Boston schools and community organizations
• Greeted East Boston residents near Maverick Square to discuss the potential for water transport to spur economic development in East Boston through connectivity to downtown and neighborhoods
• Visited the Faneuil Library in Brighton to highlight libraries as community spaces
• Hosted a small business roundtable lunch at Pho So 1 in Fields Corner, Dorchester
• Met construction workers at the Ferdinand Building construction site in Dudley Square, Roxbury
• Spoke with families at Green Street Playground in Jamaica Plain about open space, childcare, and sustainability
• Knocked on seniors’ doors in West Roxbury to discuss resources for seniors living on their own
• Visited youth-tended community garden plots at Kennedy Playground in Mattapan to discuss connecting sustainability and education
• Greeted residents and commuters at the Fairmount commuter rail stop and Clery Square in Hyde Park to discuss public art and transportation
• Dined at Village Sushi with supporters in Roslindale to discuss Pipelines to Opportunity, connecting education and employment.

For Michelle’s 50 ideas for Boston families, click here: www.MichelleforBoston.com/ideas/

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