Raised in Lynn, David went to Antioch College in Ohio, participating in the civil rights and anti-war movements. His goal was to be a community organizer. He worked 10 years in machine shops in Cleveland in the labor movement. He graduated with a BA in American history in 1983.
Born in the Dominican Republic and brought to the U.S at the age of nine, Yonerky is a health science major at North Shore Community College. In 2010 she was the lead organizer for the Student Immigrant Movement (SIM), working for equal access to higher education for immigrant and undocumented students. She helped hundreds apply for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival. She works with nonprofits and churches fighting for human rights, equality and social change. She worked for Fair Shot.
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In the Dominican Republic, Sandra studied architecture before moving to Lynn. She is raising a son.
A dedicated mother, Cherish graduated from Salem State University’s School of Social Work. Her love for social work sprouted from 12 years as an early childhood teacher, developing a great interest in children’s social and emotional well-being. She volunteered in 2014 at the Ford School garden, then was hired as an organizer. A youth leader at Zion Baptist Church, she works for Essex County Community Organization. She is a budding activist in our struggles for social change.