Mr. Thaddeus Miles is Director of Community Services at MassHousing where he is responsible for designing and implementing crime prevention strategies affecting several thousand housing units throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. His approach is to create strategies that directly engage residents in addressing quality of life issues which he envisions leading to sustainable cities and confront the complexities of crime and trauma. Mr. Miles is a veteran of the United States Air Force with a long track record, a strong commitment to empowering people and strengthening youth voice, and vision.
Mr. Miles garnered insights and strategies from his international work at Harvard Law School and Community/Urban planning programs at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. These experiences reinforced his steadfast commitment to ensuring that the most underserved members of our city have genuine opportunities for success and achievement.
Thaddeus has founded myriad initiatives and serves on many nonprofit boards throughout the Commonwealth to address community health and wellness. He designed HoodFit, a pilot, cross-collaborative movement to amplify the positive attributes in ones’ hood that has allowed them to grow strong, experience resilience and exercise strategic problem-solving. HoodFit embraces the connection between mind, body and spirit — take care of your body and your mind will follow…take care of your spirit and your body will follow. He founded “Think Big Dream Big,” a youth driven initiative to jumpstart young people on the journey to a positive future, the fulfillment of their goals, and dreams. He co-founded MassIMPACT Technology Consortium and was instrumental in the creation of “The BEATS (Bettering Each Other Actively Through Song)” music program through Press Pass TV that seeks to replace reactionary violence with creative expression through music. He is the founder and ongoing convener of the Violence Intervention & Prevention VIP Collaborative, the first in the City of Boston. The Collaborative consists of 15 community organizations committed to addressing violence and trauma in the community. He also is part of the CORE Team representing multifamily housing and public safety statewide in the discussion of feasible interventions in the “Cities Initiative” focused on reducing the “demand” of sex trafficking by 20% over two years.
He was recently awarded the “Embracing the Legacy, by The Robert F. Kennedy Action Corp The Directors Community Award by the Director of the FBI and The Visionary Award by The Tenant’s Development Corporation. Mr. Miles is also an animator and internationally recognized and award-winning photographer, a devoted father and relished friend.