Isaac Yablo

Policy and Research Director

Isaac serves as the Policy and Research Director for the office. In his role, Isaac works with the Executive Director to track, analyze, and make recommendations on local, state, and federal public policies and legislation that affect Black men and boys in Boston. He also helps other City departments ensure equitable access for Black men and boys in their programs and policies.

Isaac is a scholar, researcher and social justice advocate who has a passion for working on issues that pertain to underserved and marginalized populations within the Greater Boston area. With extensive experience providing strategic assistance to community and government agencies on a plethora of social ills, Isaac has been able to have a direct impact on efforts that aim to improve the quality of life issues for residents across the entire commonwealth. Most recently, Isaac served as the Data and Impact Specialist for SOAR Boston, a program which utilizes an evidence-based approach to reduce recidivism, intervene in violent activity, and create pathways for active gang-involved youth and young adults in the city.

A proud product of Cambridge, Massachusetts, Isaac holds a BA Sociology from Howard University, an MA in Applied Sociology from UMass Boston, and is currently a PhD Candidate in Sociology at UMass Boston. His dissertation is titled, “The Marginal Cape Verdean in Boston: An Oral History of Migration and Street Gang Culture.” An avid supporter of all things 617, Isaac resides in Hyde Park with his wife Rebecca, and their dog Daisy.

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