The City I See: A Project of Everyday Boston

Everyday Boston is an all-volunteer, grassroots organization that encourages curiosity and connection across the city. We do this by seeking out, listening to, and sharing the stories of people we might not otherwise know- and teaching or helping others to do the same. Story by story, in person and online, we're building community across a divided city.

Everyday Boston began in 2015 with four story ambassadors- George Powell, of Roxbury; Carmen Pola, of Mission Hill; Gabriela Follett, of Dorchester; and Kathy Whitehouse, of Charlestown- plus a journalist, Cara Solomon, who grew up in Wayland. The youngest among us was 25. The oldest was 77. We came together as strangers, and quickly became a kind of family--the kind of community we believe Boston can be.

We got lucky in the months to come, as two new story ambassadors came on board: Corina Pinto, of East Boston, and Theresa Okokon, of Roslindale. You can read about all of us on the Everyday Boston website.

Then this summer, with the country so divided, we decided to open up the role of story ambassador to anyone who wants to learn how to interview. We spent the summer teaching more than 150 young people how to do it, and in the months to come, we'll teach any adult who wants to learn as well.

So if you want to join us, we'd love to have you. No regular meetings required. Just your curiosity, your desire to connect, and your willingness to learn. If you’re interested, drop the founder, Cara, a line at cara@everydayboston.org.