FRAMINGHAM – Hoops & Homework hired someone who know Framingham well as its new program director.
Kevin Lopez grew up in Framingham as a child and graduated from Framingham High School.
“This position is a full circle moment,’ said Lopez.
“After extensive interviews, Kevin stood out,” said Phil Jack, Hoops and Homework Board Chair.
In my opinion, he is the “person that is best suited to lead the challenges ahead for Hoops and Homework”
About 75% of the students in the Hoops & Homework program, founded by Herb Chasan, identify as Hispanic.
Lopez is fluent in Spanish.
Lopez “will be an outstanding role model for students since he has demonstrated successes as a Boys and Girls Club Camp Director, Program Manager for Skills USA, Assistant to the Dean at Keefe Tech and Youth Program Coordinator at Framingham High School,” said Jack.
“When you assess the needs of these neighborhoods, you really have to get input from the people that are living there,” Lopez said. “I consider myself a service-driven leader. I want to support the families and kids as much as possible,” he added.
Hoops and Homework offers academic and enrichment services to youth ages 5 – 14, residing around the Beaver and Waverly Street neighborhoods.
The program operates at two locations: Framingham Housing Authority’s site at Carlson and Pusan Road and Cochituate Homes’ site at Interfaith Terrace.
Portions of this report were submitted to SOURCE from Hoops & Homework