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Board of Directors
The Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative is governed by a 35-member Board of Directors. Community-wide board elections are held every two years at the DSNI Annual Meeting.
Become a Member of DSNI!
To become a member of DSNI please click HERE
All DSNI Members must live in the Whole area. Please click HERE for a map of the whole area.
Equal representation is provided for the community’s four major cultures – African American, Cape Verdean, Latino and White. The overall structure of the board is composed as follows:
- 16 Residents from the whole area
- 7 Nonprofit agencies representing the Health and Human Service fields from the whole area
- 2 Community Development Corporations from the core area
- 2 Small Businesses from the core area
- 2 Religious Organizations from the core area
- 4 Youths from the core area (ages 15-17)
- 2 Residents appointed by the newly elected board
2011-2013 BOARD OF DIRECTORS SEATS
- COMMUNITY RESIDENTS:
- African-American Residents - 4 Seats
- Latino/a Residents - 4 Seats
- Cape Verdean Residents - 4 Seats
- White Residents - 4 Seats
- Youth Residents - 4 Seats
- NON-PROFIT AGENCIES - 7 Seats
- SMALL BUSINESSES - 2 Seats
- RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS - 2 Seats
- COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS - 2 Seats
DSNI BOARD PLEDGE
I, _____________, as a member of the Board of Directors of the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative, pledge to empower Dudley residents to organize, plan for, create and control a vibrant, diverse, and high quality neighborhood in collaboration with community partners.
I further pledge to support the residents’ and the community’s right to:
- shape all plans, programs, and policies affecting our quality of life
- control the development of neighborhood land
- live in a healthy and safe family-supportive environment
- celebrate our vibrant cultural diversity
- education and training, jobs and economic opportunities
- quality, affordable housing
- quality, affordable child care
- safe, accessible public transportation
- quality goods and services
- a full spiritual and religious life.