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FRAMINGHAM – The founder of the Hoops & homework program in Framingham has announced he is stepping down from the Board of Directors.

Herb Chasan sent a letter to the Board today.

“I hereby resign from the the Hoops and Homework Board of Directors as of 2-13-2023 It has been a great 10 years. Time for me to move on to other things since I will be turning 85 this year. We have been working toward this moment for a long time,” wrote Chasan.

“I sincerely hope that you continue the mission of Hoops and Homework and expand our programs to other low income neighborhoods, and to help other deserving children from low income families no matter where they live,” wrote Chasan.

Chasan, together with other community leaders created a charitable organization located in two neighborhoods of South Framingham. The organization provides a safe nurturing environment for 5–14-year-old children supporting the educational and social/emotional needs of these children.

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Tania Calder, Chair of Hoops & Homework Board, said “Herb has made a lasting impact on the children and communities of South Framingham. His efforts over the last ten years have created a sustainable local charity to help fulfill the needs of children and families.  If it weren’t for Hoops and Homework, my niece and nephew would not have had a safe place to go for homework help, extracurricular activities and healthy snacks after school, when they lived in one of the neighborhoods. With the help of Herb and many other local charities, foundations, businesses, and individuals we now have a professional staff, led by Executive Director, Kevin
Lopez, to carry forward the mission to invest in the children of our community.”

Plans are being made for a retirement celebration to coincide with Herb’s 85th birthday which is in October, said Lopez.

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