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 Development Project Manager & Founder of Neighbors 4 Revitalization (N4R)
Teresa is a life-long Providence resident who graduated from Johnson & Wales University's Business school Cum Laude with a BS in Marketing. Prior to working with the CYC Teresa was a Business 2 Business Marketing coordinator for a Robotics and Automation Company. Since 2013, Teresa has been coordinating projects for the CYC and played a key role in building the coalition throughout it's evolution from it's early stages of development. In 2014, she started organizing community members around the prioritization and rehabilitation of abandoned properties in South Side and West End of Providence; developing a successful intiative called Neighbors4Revitalization (N4R). Currently, Teresa is working towards making N4R a sustainable stand alone entity in order to have a broader and greater impact on under-resourced neighborhoods in Providence. Teresa is a member of the Leadership RI 2019 Omnicron II class, Founding board member of The Equity Insitute, Parent Leadership Training Initiative Alumni Network, Direct Action for Rights & Equality Leadership Institute Alumn, Center for Creative Leadership - Boundary Spanning Leadership 2013 Fellow, Social Enterprise Greenhouse Health and Wellness Accelerator Alumn, and member of the Rhode Island Association of Realtors, Greater Providence Board
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.