WellesleyWeston Magazine

WINTER 2015-2016

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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organize a project like this with your own volunteers and have it presented to you as a business case." CCT began 25 years ago, inspired by a group of Stanford University business school alumni doing pro bono work in San Francisco. When one of them moved here, he tried to replicate that effort but couldn't find enough Stanford grads in Boston. Instead he recruited friends who had graduated from other top business schools. According to Carolyn McGuire, that's what gives CCT its true strength. "We use best practices taught by the top schools." Today, CCT Boston coordinates with B-schools' alumni offices and clubs to help spread the word. In Atlanta a similar organization was founded by a former member but the two groups are unaffiliated. Mark Allen, a NEADS project leader who lives in Wellesley and, like Veidenheimer and Atkin, received an MBA from Kellogg, is semi-retired from his career in sales and marketing high tech at IBM and startups. He has also volunteered on projects for Household Good Recycling of Massachusetts, Walk Boston, and ROCA, which teaches job skills to high-risk youth and helps them get and retain jobs. Echoing others, he said projects demand an average of three to five hours a week in spurts and the camaraderie on teams is as satisfying as their results. He added, "Over the years, I've heard that the deliverables are as good as any consulting firm available for hire." Community Consulting Teams 114 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | w i n t e r 2 0 1 5 / 2 0 1 6 FOR MORE INFORMATION, visit www.cctboston.org. Volunteer applications are due on November 1 and project applications are accepted mid-June to September 15. Jermaine Williams, Mark Allen, and John Fitzgerald

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