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MIT Sloan Alums come together to serve Boston-area non-profits

Continuing a long tradition of community service, MIT Sloan Alumni in Boston have come together through Community Consulting Teams (CCT) to provide much-needed support to local non-profits.

CCT of Boston ( is an all-volunteer organization that brings together teams of top-tier MBA graduates to provide pro bono management consulting services to Boston-area non-profits in a variety of sectors.

For the 2015 project season 12 MIT Sloan alumni worked with CCT on behalf of nine clients.

Tatyana Abyzov, MBA 2012, worked with Bedford Stem Cell Research Foundation, a biomedical institute conducting stem cell and related research for diseases presently considered incurable.

Lennitt Blygen, MBA 2011, worked with the North Shore Community College, an institution that offers members of Boston's north shore communities lifelong education that is responsive to changing community needs driven by economic, technological and institutional changes.

Lyndon Braun, SM 1989, worked with Boston Medical Center's Elders Living at Home Program. The program supports elders who are making the transition out of homelessness with supportive services that build on the individual abilities of elders and helps them overcome the barriers to permanent housing.

Bill Byrn, MS 1968, worked with Boston Preparatory Charter Public School, an institution that prepares students to succeed in four-year colleges and embody, in thought and action, lifelong ethical growth.

Matthew Dumouchel, MBA 2014 and Philip Johnson, SM 1974, worked with All Hands, an organization dedicated to empowering disaster relief volunteers around the world.

Paul Gomez, SM 2008 and Judith Quillard, SM 1976, worked with YW Boston, an organization focused on increasing social, racial, and gender equity by working to increase access to better health, make neighborhoods safer for everyone, and close the educational achievement gap.

Hui Wang, Master's 2013, worked with the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center which serves as a vital link enabling the Asian immigrant and Asian American community to integrate into American society by providing essential services and preserving culture.

Don Hooper, MS 1986, worked for NEADS, Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans whose mission is to provide independence to people who are deaf or have a disability through the use of canine assistance.

Mary Cross, MBA 1980 and Brook Spaulding, MBA 1991, worked with The Possible Project (TPP), a youth entrepreneurship program that teaches high school students how to start and run their own businesses. Brook shared the following about his experience working with TPP:

Working with TPP and, in particular, their “Made Possible” in-house business fulfilled several passions of mine for entrepreneurship, 3D printing and giving back.   Working on this CCT project was truly a great experience and provided new and lasting friendships!”

From January through June of 2015, these MIT Sloan Alumni have been hard at work in partnership with their clients, developing relationships that will last well beyond completion of each project and continuing a legacy of service that has spanned 25 years and has served over 150 clients.

Do you know a Boston-area non-profit that would benefit from a CCT pro bono consulting project to address a key strategic challenge? We are now accepting applications for the 2016 project cycle. Interested non-profits can find complete information at First round applications are due by August 15; the final deadline for all applications is September 15.

To learn more about how you can get involved with CCT, visit the CCT website at and/or contact MIT Sloan’s CCT liaisons at Online applications for 2016 volunteers are due November 1, 2015.  




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