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Now closed: The Fenway Cohort Program Returns for Season 2!

We are beyond excited to announce that The Fenway Cohort Program will be returning for its second season. The application for programming is officially live, so the ball is now in your court!

If it’s your first time hearing about The Fenway Cohort Program, here’s everything you need to know.

It was collaboratively designed by Samuels & Associates with area leaders to give a platform to diverse and emerging talent in Boston, uplifting traditionally marginalized voices within our neighborhood. The purpose of the program is to foster inclusivity and imbue purpose into a place: The Fenway.

We have so many incredible spaces in our neighborhood and this program is a way to use them as a community stage for diverse voices in arts and culture, public health and wellness, and programming by/for the LGBTQ+ community.

We kicked off last summer with six inaugural Cohorts, and we’re energized about the opportunity to build the program this year with a group of new faces, expanding the Cohort’s network, and bringing new ideas and perspectives to The Fenway.

The Fine Print

The application period will be open until Friday, March 31 at 11:59 p.m. All applications will be reviewed following the 3/31 closure date by an external steering committee of 7 members that includes Boston-based changemakers in their respective fields, Fenway community members, previous Cohort participants, and an S&A representative. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by the end of April.

Get to Know the Class of 2022

Boogie Down Baby

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Cocoa Bean Town

Victoria Kichuk, founder of Cocoa Beantown and a celebrated chocolate sommelier, hosted two chocolate tasting events designed for people to form relationships within their tasting group, and embark on a delectable adventure through the stories, history, and culinary highlights of chocolate.

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Diggity Dom

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FODBall Productions

Co-founded and produced by Amma MarfoAriana Seymourian, and Stephanie Dalwin, FODball Productions focuses on giving a stage to people who are typically the ‘first, only, or different’ in a comedy lineup, including women, BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ superstars and fledgeling funny folks alike.

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Men of Melanin Magic

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Soca Fusion

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