Inaugural ambassador Robinson Greig (RHHS ‘09) has found several ways to get involved in Boston since studying Mechanical Engineering at Northeastern University. When he first joined the Foundation, Robinson advocated for Resilient Coders, a group that works to “spread code literacy to communities traditionally underrepresented in technology,” and believes “in social justice through economic empowerment.”
For the past three years, Robinson has advocated on behalf of Fresh Truck, a group that provides mobile healthy food markets to those who need it most in the Greater Boston Area. He says, “Working with the foundation has encouraged me to get more involved with these organizations. I'm always looking out for more ways to help Fresh Truck continue to grow; whether that means connecting them with advisors and sponsors, volunteering at their events, or batting ideas back and forth with their team.” This year, the foundation provided a $5,000 grant to Fresh Truck’s new program, Fresh Connect, which, “makes it possible for healthcare providers and other organizations invested in the health of communities to prescribe food as medicine.” The program has gone through a successful pilot version, and the Foundation’s grant will enable FreshConnect to enroll an additional 60 senior households.
Robinson is currently a graduate student at Harvard Business School.