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Join us virtually for our 2023 Black History Month Speaker, Rev. Willie Bodrick, II, J.D., M. Div.
To register, RSVP to Tiffany Hogan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rev. Willie Bodrick, II, J.D., M. Div., serves as the Senior Pastor of the Historic Twelfth Baptist Church (TBC) and an outspoken advocate for social and economic justice. Willie successfully led the 182-year-old church through profound challenges created by the pandemic, partnering with Boston Medical Center to establish a vaccination clinic at TBC that vaccinated 2,500 people and leading efforts to feed over 15,000 residents in 2021 through the food pantry and special programming.
Concurrently, Rev. Bodrick is the President and CEO of The American City Coalition (TACC), which strives to help improve urban neighborhoods so that families flourish in safe environments and fully benefit from the economic opportunities of American cities.
He brings extensive executive leadership and a personal and professional commitment to social and economic justice in the Boston community. Under his leadership, TACC recently launched Roxbury Worx, a workforce development model that will bring the untapped talent of Roxbury’s hidden workers and middle-skills workers into the talent pipeline in three industries: Bio-Tech/Life Sciences, Healthcare, and Green/Blue Tech.
Willie holds a B.A. from Georgetown University and an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School. In 2020, Willie graduated from Northeastern University School of Law receiving a J.D. degree. In May 2022, Willie received an honorary Doctorate of Community Service from Northeastern University.
Prior to joining TACC, Willie worked at Brown Rudnick, LLP, as a Senior Advisor for the successful 2020 Ed Markey Campaign for the U.S. Senate, and as the Outreach Coordinator in the Community Engagement Division of the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General Maura Healey.
Willie has received numerous awards and honors including the 2023 Bloomberg-Harvard 2022 City Leadership Initiative Fellow, Harvard Business School Young American Leaders Program Fellow, 2021 Boston Business Journal (BBJ) 40 Under 40 Award, 2021 Boston Chamber of Commerce and City Awake Ten Outstanding Young Leaders Award, The Boston Foundation 20 Leaders of the 2020s, 2020 Eta Phi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Citizen of the Year Award, 2020 First District of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Citizen of the Year Award, 2019 Fletcher “Flash” Wiley Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association Legacy Award, and the 2019 Citizens for Public Schools Champion for Education Justice Award.