P.O. Box 255516
Boston, MA 02125
(857) 236-0296/ (401) 421-0714
Massachusetts Union for Public Housing Tenants (MUPHT)
Program Director/ Coordinator-Part-Time
Recruit Local Tenant Organizations or Task Forces to participate in trainings by the Boston Residents Training Committee to establish stronger operation of their entities within public housing and section 8 residents. Travel to city wide locations to conduct the trainings. Coordinate and schedule trainings.
Friends of the Shattuck Shelter/ HopeFound, Jamaica Plain, MA 1998-2006
Immigration Consultant/ Specialist
Provide consultation to case managers and general program managers within the shelters regarding immigration laws and status of immigrant clients. Travel to various shelter locations via car or rapid transit. Conduct workshops in different languages. Conduct trainings on new updates and changes of the immigration law. Direct client contact.
Boston Medical Center Current
Doula/ Birth Sister in the Midwifery Department
Prenatal and Postpartum home/ clinic visits and assistance to patients during labor, on call.
Catholic Charites, Boston, MA Current
Interpreter: Spanish, Portuguese, Cape Verdean Creole
On Call assignments to multiple agencies requesting interpreter service in the preferred language. Face to face, consecutive interpreting or telephonic.
Citizens Schools, Boston, MA 1998
Teach percussion music course called “Caribbean Rhythms” to a mix of elementary, middle school and high school students
Maximus, Boston, MA 1996-1997
Conducted face to face interviews with custodial parents regarding information research on absent or non-custodial parents to establish child support collection measures. Educated custodial parents on child support enforcement policy and review child support compliance. Transport a laptop computer provided to input the information. Travel to statewide Department of Transition (DTA) sites.
Massachusetts Union of Public Housing Tenants, Dorchester MA 1994-1996
Residents Initiative Grants Program Coordinator
Liaison with elected board members, collateral agencies, Boston Housing Authority and public housing residents. Advocated for residents, representation at grievance hearings, private conferences and court. Start up program. Assisted residents with career development, counseling on tenant’s rights. Prepared newsletter (micro-soft). Motivate tenants towards quality of life incentives. Investigate tenant complaints and ensure compliance with federal/ state regulations. Attract new business partnerships to enhance active participation for the residents. Recruited and trained resident volunteers for job opportunities in the developments. Crisis intervention. Recruited performance artists.
Wheelock College, Boston MA 1996
Neighborhood Community Facilitator:
Liaison with parents and collateral agencies around the quality of childcare issues as a result of a research grant project developed by the Danforth Foundation to Wheelock College initiatives. Traveled to out of state conferences representing the community and parents.
Uphams Corner Health Center, Dorchester, MA 1994
Community Health Advocate
Provided all aspects of health counseling to multicultural mothers. Advocacy representation at collateral agencies. Outreach, conducted special projects as assigned. Crisis intervention. Provide referrals for social issues of concern e.g. domestic violence.
Urban Community Mediators, Boston, MA 1993-1994
Recruited multicultural high school students and teachers to be trained as peer mediators. Liaison with parents, students and school personnel. Schedule mediation sessions, counseling. Crisis intervention.
South End Adult Education Center, Boston, MA 1993-1994
English as a Second Language Instructor (Business Level) Part-Time
Instruct and assist students with Resume, interview skills and career exploration. Recruit employment agencies to participate in job fairs held at the site.
University of Massachusetts (Boston, MA) B.A. Spanish
Fisher Jr. College (Boston, MA)
A.S. Business Management
Boston Language Institute
Teach English as a Foreign Language Certificate program
Attributes: Notary Public, Musician. Photojournalism.
Spanish Medical Interpreter Certificate: Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Languages: Spanish, Portuguese, Cape Verdean Creole. Conversational Haitian Creole and Mandarin, Chinese.
References Upon Request for Maurita Chukwuezi