Marta Rivera has 25 years of experience working in communities throughout Boston. She is currently a coordinator for the Greater Boston Latino Network. In addition to this work, for the past eleven years, Ms. Rivera has been a Parenting Educator with Families First Parenting Programs, which provides training to low-income parents, who have limited access to parenting resources. Ms. Rivera was the Service Delivery Manager for StreetSafe Boston, an initiative of the Boston Foundation (TBF) whose purpose was to develop a proven program model that would reduce gang-related violence in neighborhoods disproportionately and persistently affected by high rates of violent crime. Before joining TBF, Ms. Rivera worked in city government as the Director of Capacity Building & Community Partnerships with the Boston Centers for Youth and Families (BCYF), and as the Constituent Services Director to City Councilor Michael P. Ross. Born and raised in Boston’s Mission Hill, Ms. Rivera is an active member of civic groups and organizations. Currently, she is the Board President of Sociedad Latina, a non-profit organization that addresses some of the most pressing issues facing Latino youth today through a vast array of programs. She is deeply committed to issues affecting urban families, youth and marginalized communities.