Michelle Wu has been a voice for accessibility, transparency, and community engagement in city leadership.
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 – March 15, 2017: Hubway, Surplus City Parcels, Urban Renewal Minor Modifications, MSBA Facilities Upgrade, Childcare Assistance to Homeless Families
Boston City Council Meeting – March 8, 2017: Parking Receipts, Just Cause Eviction, Boston Patrolmen’s Association Contract, FY2016 Budget Review, Sanctuary Schools, Liquor Licenses, Needle Disposal
Boston City Council Meeting – March 1, 2017: MSBA Faciliites Upgrades, Raymond Flynn Marine Park Energy Saving Services, Boston Patrolmen’s Association Contract, Affordable Housing Projects, Reprecincting, Boston Art Commission, Universal Pre-K Funding, Boston Garden Development, Early Education and Childcare Policy Briefing – Childcare for Homeless Families, Boston Fire Department Cadet Program, Biosafety Level 4 Research, Free Petition, White Ribbon Day
Boston City Council Meeting – February 15, 2017: Audit Committee Reporting, Investing in Mental Health Supports, Reprecincting, Sex Offender Registration, Affordable Housing
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