Michelle Wu has been a voice for Boston’s future through inclusion, innovation, and transparency.
Growing up as the oldest of four children, Michelle saw through her immigrant parents’ eyes the invisible barriers – language, cultural, social, and economic — that families face. Through hard work and a great public school education, Michelle got a scholarship to study at Harvard College, where she fell in love with Boston. As a college student, she spent most of her free time volunteering in Boston’s Chinatown, taking the Red Line back and forth across the Charles River. After graduation, she moved to the North End and started working as a consultant in Boston’s Financial District.
But then life changed suddenly when her mother began to struggle with serious mental illness. At the age of 23, Michelle became primary caretaker for her mom and two younger sisters. She opened and ran a small family restaurant to help support her family. Eventually, Michelle was admitted to Harvard Law School and brought her family with her back to Boston. While studying, she helped her mom access the world-class health care in Boston, sent one sister to college and became legal guardian for her youngest sister, who graduated from Boston Public Schools…
Boston City Council meeting – June 21, 2017: FY18 Budget Resubmittal, Boston Police Cadet Contract, Medically Supervised Injection Facilities, Boston Fire Prevention Code, Disposal of Miniature Alcohol Containers, Health Care Provider Parking Permits, Paris Climate Agreement, Grants
Boston City Council meeting – June 14, 2017: Transportation Infrastructure Grant, Constables, FY18 Operating Budget, Sanctuary School Act, Medical Marijuana Dispensary, Closed Captioning Transcripts
Boston City Council meeting – June 7, 2017: Truck Side Guard Ordinance Report, Constables, City Council Meeting Summer Location, Urban Renewal Extensions, FY18 Capital Budget, Medically Supervised Injection Facilities, National Black Women’s Justice Institute, Fenway Cultural District, Boston City Hall Carbon Footprint
Boston City Council meeting – May 24, 2017: Affordable Housing Projects, Urban Renewal Minor Modifications, HomeBASE and MRVP Program, Alice G. Hennessey Community Room, FY18 Budget Revolving Funds, Sanctuary Schools Act
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