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Mayor Wu declared a heat emergency in the City through Thursday, June 20.

Hawa Yusuf

Civic Engagement Project Manager

As the Civic Engagement Project Manager, Hawa oversees Immigrants Lead Boston and the Immigrant Youth Advancement program.

Prior to this role, Hawa worked with African immigrants in Boston as an Educational Coordinator for African Community Economic Development of New England (ACEDONE). She was also a call taker with Boston 311 throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, serving residents one-on-one and coordinating with various departments.

Hawa is a native Somali speaker. She grew up in Jamaica Plain, graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Boston with a degree in Business Intelligence, and currently lives in Roxbury with her family. As a longtime Boston resident she enjoys helping local immigrants and making Boston equitable for all.

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