Donna and Arnie are back with our next episode of the Maccabi USA Sports Show. Josh Kraft, President of New England Patriots Charitable Foundation and Nicholas President and CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston will join us live via Zoom at 8:00 PM EDT on Tuesday, May 26. Mark your calendars because you won't want to miss this one!
Josh started with Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston nearly 30 years ago at the South Boston Club, where he developed a passion for working with children. He returned to BGCB after graduating from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, running the Chelsea afterschool programming in the basement of a housing development. Josh worked tirelessly to engage the community and build trust within the city. Today, as Nicholas President and CEO, Josh continues to do this for the 14,000 youth BGCB serves each year.
From 2012-2017, Josh led the organization through a five-year, $125 million campaign which resulted in the addition of two shared space Clubs and Mattapan Teen Center, as well as expanded the South Boston Club. Club membership doubled and BGCB fostered a community of more than 175 program partners throughout Boston and Chelsea.
Josh serves on the boards of Brandeis University, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Herren Project, and is a co-chair of the Hate Crimes Task Force for Massachusetts.
Concurrently, Josh is the President of New England Patriots Charitable Foundation where he oversees numerous initiatives, such as Game Change: The Patriots Anti-Violence Partnership, the Community MVP Awards, and Celebrate Volunteerism.
He received his Bachelor’s from Williams College, and his Master’s in Education and Social Policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.