Margarita Muñiz Academy is dedicated to preparing every student for college and beyond. The support and excitement for the Muñiz Academy, has generated a college scholarship fund named after the community leader and activist Yoel Camayd-Freixas (1949-2011).
Dr. Camayd-Freixas was a social psychologist who excelled in education, community development, and public administration. He was a former assistant professor in the Urban Studies and Planning faculty at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a former professor at the School of Community Development at Southern New Hampshire University, joining its staff in 2002. Among his many accomplishments, Dr. Camayd-Freixas founded the ground-breaking Hispanic Outreach Team in Jamaica Plain in 1978. He worked with Boston Public Schools in the 1980’s, and served on the Massachusetts Commission on Hispanic Affairs for Governor Dukakis from 1984 to 1988.
The Camayd-Freixas College Scholarship Fund represents the school’s core values of diversity, education, social justice, and democracy. Join this inspirational work by supporting the College Scholarship Fund for the Margarita Muñiz Academy. Donations to the Scholarship Fund can be made through the Boston Education Development Foundation, which is a Boston Public Schools’ affiliated 501c3 organization. All donations are fully tax-deductible.
To donate, make cheques out to the “Yoel Camayd-Freixas College Scholarship Fund, MMA” and send to:
Cecilia Soriano, Director of Development
Muñiz Academy, 20 Child Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.