Jesse Greenlee

Jesse Greenlee

By: Emmett Ryan, Tenacity Intern and Special Correspondent
One of the first members of the Tenacity team you notice when visiting the Washington Irving Middle School in Roslindale is the AmeriCorps community outreach fellow, 20 year old Jesse Greenlee, a small town boy from Pittsboro, North Carolina.

Tristan Norbert

Tristan Norbert pases through mile 24 of the 2017 Boston Marathon

From fighting fires in the Rockies to site leader at the Irving Middle School and member of the 2017 Tenacity Marathon Team, Tristan Norbert has blazed a unique path.

Chris Baez

Chris B portrait

Chris joined Tenacity’s Middle School Academy (MSA) as a 6th grader at Lilla G. Frederick Pilot Middle School in 2008. When asked what drew him and his family to Tenacity his answer was twofold – the program offered a safe, fun, and supportive environment and also provided help with academics. With their home located in […]

Emely Herrera

Emely H portrait

I moved here from El Salvador when I was nine years old. I didn’t speak English and neither did my mother and father. It was very tough. And lonely. Friends didn’t want me in their groups because I didn’t speak English like they did. I did my homework by myself. Because Spanish was my first […]