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TFP Partner Named Boston Neighborhood Fellow

TFP's Brandy Brooks, Sayed Mohamed-Nour, and Mayor Menino.
TFP's Brandy Brooks, Sayed Mohamed-Nour, and Mayor Menino.
Sayed A. Mohamed-Nour, director of the Nubian United Benevolent International Association (NUBIA), Inc., was honored as a Boston Neighborhood Fellow at a ceremony held on April 11, 2012, at the office of City Year. Sayed joined five other local community service leaders in the fellowship class of 2012. Mayor Thomas M. Menino, who described the festivities as “his favorite event” on his calendar, served as keynote speaker.

Administered by The Philanthropic Initiative, the fellowship program celebrates the unsung heroes of greater Boston, builders of community who make vital contributions but who have gone unrecognized. Founded in 1990, the program annually honors individuals who receive direct grants of $30,000 over a three-year period.

“Thank you for this honor,” Sayed said, in brief remarks to the audience. He also thanked his family and friends, including The Food Project and Danielle Andrews, our community food coordinator. The fellowship grant will provide critical additional resources to NUBIA, which works with Sudanese refugees, helping them acclimate to life in a major U.S. city.

Of Sayed, the Boston Neighborhood Fellows Program noted: “A master gardener, [he] knows how to help both plants and people thrive. Since his arrival in Boston, Sayed has tirelessly tilled its urban soil, helping countless members of his own and other communities grow their own food. If he had his way, our city and our people would be in constant bloom: growing, nourishing ourselves and each other.”

Congratulations Sayed!

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