Sam Williams Hired as CPO Executive Director

The Board of Directors of Concord Prison Outreach is very happy to announce the hiring of Mr. Sam Williams as the Executive Director of Concord Prison Outreach. Mr. Williams has worked in the non-profit sector for over 20 years. He is a native Bostonian and a graduate of Boston University with a master’s degree in City Planning. Mr. Williams was formerly the Senior Program Manager for the Safe and Successful Youth Initiative, Commonwealth Corporation. Prior to obtaining this position, he worked for many years at Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry as Chief Operating officer, City Year Boston and Youth Opportunity Boston, serving the Boston community in a variety of ways

Mr. Williams has been instrumental in various initiatives across the city of Boston including: prison rehabilitation and re-entry, racial profiling, community economic development, urban planning, youth development and public safety. He is currently the chair of the Community Advisory Board for Northeastern University’s Institute of Race and Justice. Mr. Williams is a former member of the Board of Directors of (ABCD) Action for Boston Community Development, an appointed member of the Executive Office of Public Safety, Massachusetts Racial Profiling Task Force. He is also a poet, writer and trainer

Mr. Williams was honored in 2006 by The Philanthropic Initiative as a recipient of the Boston Neighborhood Fellows Award for his leadership and commitment to others. Other honors include: The Whittier Street Men’s Health Summit 2006 Health Champion, The Jay Blitzman Youth Advocacy Award 2004, and the Action for Boston Community Development Award in 2004 for outstanding volunteer contribution to the City of Boston.

Please join our board, staff, and volunteers as we welcome Mr. Sam Williams and look ahead to our exciting future.  Thank you all for your invaluable support as we continue our work for human connection, prison education, and transformation.

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