Hill man named as college outreach official

LMA—The Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences recently announced that Steven Cortes, a Mission Hill resident, has joined the college as the new coordinator for community partnerships.

Cortes is a 2002 graduate of Mt. Ida College in Newton, and holds a bachelor’s degree in communications.

As a lifelong resident of Mission Hill, Cortes brings strong neighborhood and community ties to his position. While growing up, he participated in such community-based programs as the Tobin School Karate Program, ABCD SummerWorks, and the Mission Hill Little League. As a young man, he built new organizational relationships as a staff member of the Tobin Community Center After-School Program and a counselor in the Mission Hill Latino Camp.

Cortes hails from a family with strong community ties, including his mother and father, who are both now retired. His mother served the Boston Housing Authority in the Mission Main housing development Management Office for 15 years, and his father also worked for the Boston Housing Authority for 12 years. His sister serves as a pulmonary nurse at Children’s Hospital Boston.

Cortes’s responsibilities at MCPHS include strengthening existing and developing new relationships with neighborhood groups and organizations in Mission Hill and beyond. He will also work closely with community partners to develop and strengthen initiatives that provide students with enhanced community engagement opportunities.

From press materials.

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