Melissa Panter is a Massachusetts Promise Fellow at the North Shore Community Development Coalition who works in the YouthBuild North Shore Program. She has been instrumental in building the program’s capacity for the past year which allowed YBNS to become a full-fledged member of the Massachusetts YouthBuild Coalition. Her accomplishments include forming partnerships with new organizations - such as Habitat for Humanity -to help the organization do more for the young people they serve. Her eye for always making things better has kept the program growing and thriving, and her positive attitude makes sure that everyone always ends a hard worked day with a good laugh. Our youth naturally gravitate to her humor and ability to problem solve, making her an important part of the team on all levels.
Melissa is a recent grad from the University of Massachusetts with a degree in Environmental Design. She spent her four years learning and working to create sustainable cities for the future and grew a passion for affordable housing. During her senior year she had a whole new perspective on life from studying abroad in India and France and decided to focus her skills more on what she does best, interacting with the community. She signed up to be a part of a non-profit called Bike and Build where she and a team of 27 young adults biked across America while raising awareness and building affordable housing for communities all along their route. She joined the North Shore CDC's YouthBuild program as the Massachusetts Promise Fellow in August 2013.
Support Our Cause
Get Blog Updates