Marie Smith, MSW

Senior Director of Programs

Marie Smith has been working with youth and families in the Boston area for 15 years. She began her work at Dare Family Services, working with high needs youth in foster care. Prior to joining Friends–Boston, Marie worked with Alliance for Inclusion and Prevention at the Irving Middle School, where she worked with students in the Learning Adaptive Behavior program.

Marie is a social worker experienced in achieving results with disenfranchised populations. She is most passionate about community building and providing quality service to youth and families. With other senior staff, she leads and execute vision and strategy for all aspects of Friends–Boston programming, integrate best practices in research from the fields of mentoring, social work and education to make Friends–Boston a leader in the field, and provides full oversight of Friends–Boston programming. She has previously worked at the Alliance for Inclusion and Prevention at the Washington Irving Middle School, Casey Family Services and New Mission High School. She received a B.A. in Mass Communications from Bennett College and her Master of Clinical Social Work with certification in Urban Leadership from Simmons College.

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