Dr. Crockett most recently worked as a Lecturer of Public Policy & Urban Planning at MIT. Prior to that, she worked in the City of Boston's Office of Economic Development, where she was tasked with creating an equity-driven policy framework for guiding job creation, small business development, neighborhood revitalization and public procurement strategies. Dr. Crockett holds a PhD from the American Studies program at Yale University, a Master of Science in Geography from the London School of Economics, and a Master of Arts and Religion from Yale Divinity School.
Dr. Crockett's research focuses on large-scale land use changes in twentieth century American cities and examines the social and geographic implications of structural poverty. As a published author, her new book "People before Highways: Boston Activists, Urban Planners, and a New Movement for City Making" investigates a 1960s era grassroots movement to halt urban extension of the U.S. interstate highway system and the geographic and political change in Boston that resulted.
Dr. Crockett was the co-founder of Multicultural Youth Tour of What's Now (MYTOWN), an award-winning, Boston-based, education nonprofit organization. MYTOWN hired public high school students to research their local and family histories to produce youth-led walking tours for sale to public audiences. During its nearly 15 years of operation, MYTOWN created jobs for more than 300 low and moderate-income teenagers, who in turn led public walking tours for more than 14,000 visitors and residents. In a White House ceremony, the National Endowment for the Humanities cited MYTOWN as "One of the ten best Youth Humanities Programs in America."
The Office of Equity will focus on:
- Dismantling systemic barriers to achieve racial, gender, health and socio-economic equality
- Developing a city workforce that is representative at all levels of the demographics of the city
- Supporting immigrant, refugee and other vulnerable communities to promote public safety, quality of life and human rights
- Ensuring that an equity lens is placed on all programs, policies, and practices of local government.
- Staffing and coordinating the newly created
Xổ số may mắn hàng tuầnThis newly formed Cabinet will comprise the following existing departments and agencies, including: ,, , , .