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 – December 13, 2017: Funding Orders from the Mayor, Community Preservation Committee, Acoustic Live Entertainment, Recreational Marijuana Tax, Surplus Land Parcels, Clapp St Medical Marijuana Dispensary, Net-Zero Carbon, Procurement Reform, Collective Bargaining, Community Preservation Committee Funding, BPS Start Times, Boston Arts Academy
Boston City Council meeting – December 6, 2017: Funding Orders from the Mayor, Early Education and Childcare Briefing Series – On-Site Workplace Childcare, Safe Disposal of Home Generated Sharps, Student Assignment, Sexual Harassment Policy In the Boston City Council
Boston City Council meeting – November 29, 2017: Sandwich Board Signs, Collective Bargaining, Community Preservation Committee, Surplus Land Parcels, Various Funding Orders, Plastic Bag Ban, Raymond Flynn Marine Park Energy Saving Services, Affordable Housing Projects, Community Preservation Act, Various Grants, Jackson Square Rec Center, Senior Citizen Property Tax Work-Off Credit Raise, Boston Arts Academy, Early Education and Childcare Briefing — Access to Childcare for Workers with Non-Traditional Hours, Acoustic Live Entertainment/Boston Unplugged, Clapp St Medical Marijuana Dispensary, Net Neutrality
Boston City Council meeting – November 16, 2017: Boston Arts Academy, Recreational Marijuana Tax, Raymond Flynn Marine Park PILOT Agreement, H.2723 Pilot for Fairmont Corridor Rapid Transit, Voter Registration, Community Preservation Committee, Residential Property Tax Exemption
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