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Risk Reward: North End Nonprofit Honored as Risk Award Finalist

Local business owner Kristin Van Busum, Founder and CEO of Project Alianza, was honored as a finalist of the Cleary Insurance Boston Business Risk Award, recognizing her success in providing education for children in the rural coffee communities of Latin America.

Project Alianza, headquartered in Boston’s North End, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving access to education for children who live in remote coffee-growing communities. By collaborating with corporations, philanthropists and coffee estate farms, Project Alianza builds and develops schools and helps kids break the cycle of poverty.

The Cleary Insurance Boston Business Risk Awards recognize the Boston-area small business owners, operators and workers who have taken an entrepreneurial risk and reaped the rewards. The purpose of the award is to celebrate and continue to build the Boston business community’s impressive reputation for innovation, disruption and success. For more, visit

Pictured left to right: Ed Kane, Partner of Big Night Entertainment Group; Alec Stern, CEO and Founder of Point2Point Global; Kristin Van Busum, Founder and CEO of Project Alianza; William J. Cleary, III, President of Cleary Insurance; and Jon Biotti, Managing Partner of Nonantum Capital Partners.