Rebecca Boxx is director of Providence’s Children & Youth Cabinet. She is an educator with over ten years of experience, including classroom teaching, community-based adult education, nonprofit management, and district leadership. Prior to her career in education, Rebecca worked in marketing and design. She is bilingual in Spanish and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Rhode Island.
Matthew Billings joined the CYC as project manager in 2014. Since 2008, Matt had been the program director at Inspiring Minds (IM), a Providence-based nonprofit organization that recruits, screens, trains, and manages volunteers to serve as no-cost mentors and tutors for Providence Public School students of all grade levels and in all subject areas. Prior to IM, Matt served as program director at Rhode Islanders Sponsoring Education (RISE), one of the first programs in the US – and the only one in the Ocean State – to focus on supporting the needs of children with an incarcerated parent. The Providence College grad also spent two years as program director for City Year Rhode Island, and respective one-year stints at AmeriCorps Habitat for Humanity in Durham, North Carolina, and AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps in Washington, D.C. Matt has been a very active member of the CYC since 2012, serving on five committees and representing the organization at the Center for Creative Leadership/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Fellowship Project, a leadership capacity building program focused on "boundary-spanning leadership": the capability to create direction, alignment, and commitment across sectors to achieve a higher vision or goal.
Community Organizer & Facilitator, Neighbors 4 Revitalization (N4R)
Teresa has been staffing the Providence Children and Youth Cabinet (CYC) since 2013 coordinating coalition wide projects and supporting the ongoing development of the Evidence2Success pilot initiative (funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation) for the CYC through community engagement and administrative support. In 2014, Teresa began staffing a group of residents called Neighbors 4 Revitalization (N4R) from the South Side and West End of Providence who were focusing on abandoned, blighted, vacant properties in their neighborhoods. This group advocates for the prioritization of abandoned properties in its communities and successfully partners with other neighborhood associations, the City and community development organizations to elevate resident voice and improve upon housing related issues that impact residential quality of life. Teresa is a life-long Providence resident with a a background in Business Marketing, having previously worked as a communications professional for the Johnson & Wales University North Miami Campus and a marketing professional at Johnson & Wales University for the Providence New Student Orientation Program, before holding a position at a global robotics and automation company in Cranston, RI as a business2business marketing specialist. Teresa is a Johnson & Wales University Business school Cum Laude Alumna.
CYC Project Manager
Sarah serves as a CYC Project Manager around evidence-based program implementation. Sarah previously worked at the Providence After School Alliance (PASA)
Ashley is a CYC Project Manager who supports the implementation of evidence-based programs and evaluation. Previously, Ashley managed programs for the Greater Providence YMCA.