A former teacher and caseworker, Jana Karp created the Boston Youth Sanctuary for children and families impacted by trauma.
Jana Karp ’06
Jonathan Mande leads a drum workshop with elementary students
Jonathan Mande ’17
“I love creating a sense of community, joy, and high expectations—and getting kids somewhere they maybe didn’t think they could go.”
Sydney Chaffee ’07, 2017 National Teacher of the Year
Colleen Shannon ’04

Changing the Conversation on Death

Combining art with therapy, Colleen Shannon gives grieving children a healthy way to process death.

Brain Axelrod on the farm
As the owner of Jubali Farmacy, an organic food café, Brian brings healing foods and a sustainable future to the Boston community.
Jenn Turner in the yoga studio
Committed to facilitating equilibrium and healing, Jenn combines clinical expertise with yoga to help trauma survivors.
Cover of Gigi Brush Priebe's children's book, "Henry Whiskers"
Catch up with alum and author Gigi Brush Priebe, whose latest children's book is inspired by England's Windsor Castle.
Christine Bess Jones on the beach
Christine Bess Jones '16 brings poetry to wider audiences through her project "poems2go."
Headshot of MFA in Creative Writing alum Katie Cotugno
MFA graduate Katie's YA novels serve teen romance from the heart, piquing the interest of MTV.
cover art for Joshua's book, "The Dementia Concept"
This award-winning senior-care worker and author is addressing the frustrations and challenges that dementia caregivers face.
Jenn Turner in the yoga studio
Jenn Turner ’09
Brain Axelrod on the farm
Brian Axelrod ’11