|Name||Joseph P. Kennedy, III|
|Address||60 Greenough St |
Brookline, Massachusetts , United States
|| October 04, 1980
Mar 31, 2015 03:40pm
|Info||Joe Kennedy is exploring a run for Congress in the Massachusetts 4th Congressional District. Before leaving to explore a run he served as an Assistant District Attorney for Middlesex County, Massachusetts, prosecuting a wide variety of misdemeanors and felonies including assaults, domestic violence and firearms and drug offenses. Prior to joining the Middlesex County office he served the counties of Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket as an Assistant District Attorney. |
Joe graduated from Harvard Law School, where he was a member of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, a student managed pro-bono law firm serving some of Boston’s most impoverished neighborhoods. Among other clients, he represented tenants who – despite paying their bills – were forced out of their homes by banks after they foreclosed on delinquent landlords.
In addition to his studies inside the classroom and legal aid work, Joe was technical editor of the Harvard Human Rights Journal and co-founded an empowerment program for at-risk youth in a Boston public school. He helped design and teach a curriculum in which students used photography to discuss the challenges of crime, drugs, and poverty facing their neighborhoods.
Joe served in the Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic from 2004-2006. Assigned near Puerto Plata, Joe helped local residents establish control over the Río Damajagua waterfall national park and raised more than $100,000 in seed money to transform the tour guide community into a sustainable business. He put in place a governing structure that fairly compensated local guides for their work, allowed them control of the park, and—most uniquely—established a community fund that reinvested profits from the park into education, infrastructure, and recreation investments back into their community. As a result, the tour guides received higher wages, more jobs were created and the community fund has financed projects that have brought water to over one hundred homes, purchased a new school bus, constructed a basketball court, established a scholarship fund, and built a small police station.
Joe studied Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University, where he was the starting goalie and co-captain of the Men’s Lacrosse team. He speaks fluent Spanish.
|Wed Jul 29 18:42:36 +0000 2015 - If you have a few minutes, check out this @ThisIsFusion video where they joined me for a day on the road: http://t.co/a9TnM9lPwd #mapoli|
Wed Jul 29 18:36:56 +0000 2015 - RT @NRGHomeSolar: .@NRGHomeSolar President Kelcy Pegler Jr. talks shared #solar with Congressman @joekennedy at our 1st site in #MA. http:/…
Mon Jul 27 15:26:47 +0000 2015 - RT @homebaseprogram: Congressmen @sethmoulton @joekennedy and @Northeastern Huskies for Heroes Nikki Chenard finish strong #RuntoHomeBase h…
Mon Jul 27 15:25:56 +0000 2015 - RT @TheSunChronicle: Kennedy co-sponsors equity bill that would ban discrimination based on sexual preference http://t.co/Th0NAuEZmC @joeke…
Mon Jul 27 15:25:46 +0000 2015 - RT @SteveNECN: @MassGovernor @joekennedy @sethmoulton and 2400 runners help @homebaseprogram raise $ And #Awareness for #Veterans http://t…
Fri Jul 24 15:08:15 +0000 2015 - Read the @TauntonToGo article about my new legislation aimed to fight prescription drug abuse: http://t.co/McMhHKa4Ss #mapoli #ma4
Wed Jul 22 15:21:12 +0000 2015 - RT @Somerset_PS: Two outstanding SMS students participating in Envision the Future at @BridgeStateU with @joekennedy today #stem http://t.c…
Fri Jul 17 20:28:44 +0000 2015 - RT @MassINC: US Rep. @joekennedy is among those in Congress fighting federal legislation on data breaches http://t.co/6Eol9E36sw http://t.c…
Wed Jul 15 13:30:05 +0000 2015 - Looking forward to the next time @MayorHoye and I can grab some coffee and talk Taunton: http://t.co/nw1zDtF1rn #TheJoeIKnow #mapoli
Tue Jul 14 14:34:01 +0000 2015 - Posted a new #AskJoe. Answered great questions on everything from student loans to the NSA to …ice cream! http://t.co/pceTID7s33 #mapoli