October 18, 2011
Photo Caption: Simmons President Helen Drinan, Mayor Tom Menino, and Mission Safe Executive Director Nikki Flionis
President Helen Drinan attended the 10-year anniversary celebration for Mission Safe last night at Simmons College. The event included an appearance by Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, who received an award recognizing his support of the organization.
Based in the Mission Hill area of Boston, Mission Safe works with at-risk youth and young adults offering programs and activities to help them develop personal, life, health, and social skills. The Simmons Scott/Ross Center for Community Service has been a partner with the organization since its inception, offering Simmons students as interns and mentors, and providing space at the college for Mission Safe activities and programs.