|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.
|Fri May 29 14:58:10 +0000 2015 - RT @OutandEqual: Thank you Rep. @joekennedy for taking a stand for #transgender protections! http://t.co/K6UevglbiX #lgbt|
Mon May 25 22:07:33 +0000 2015 - thx so much for including me RT @CCarreiro88: Thank you Congressman @joekennedy for marching in Swansea Memorial Day parade with Selectmen!
Mon May 25 22:06:46 +0000 2015 - Great country + project. Check out Damajagua! MT @ron_fournier: Hey Tweeps, this is a great cause @pepinosuave https://t.co/0szVMK6pqm
Mon May 25 22:04:27 +0000 2015 - On #MemorialDay our hearts are with those we lost, their brave loved ones and all who serve in this country’s name.
Mon May 25 21:59:50 +0000 2015 - RT @TheSunChronicle: Kennedy moves to increase benefits for veterans’ survivors http://t.co/i3yDuydp0U @joekennedy @TSCPolitics
Thu May 21 14:26:09 +0000 2015 - ICYMI: I sat down w/ @kelleratlarge this month to talk about expanding protections for transgender community: http://t.co/OFKmQVtEVI #mapoli
Wed May 20 19:31:41 +0000 2015 - Had a great time marching at the Wellesley Veterans' Parade alongside the Wellesley Democratic Town Committee #mapoli http://t.co/yCAtHqnFF5
Sun May 17 18:02:21 +0000 2015 - Spoke at the Hillary for MA Grassroots Organizing Meeting earlier today. Ready for #Hillary2016 ! #mapoli http://t.co/0ggBOTxMLW