Shirronda Almeida

Board of Trustees

Shirronda Almeida serves as the Director for The Mel King Institute for Community Building, at the Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations. Under the auspices of the Institute, launched in 2009, she manages multiple programs including the MACDC Racial Equity Pledge, the Community Development Mentoring Program, and the Resident Leadership Academy. Her work was acknowledged in 2017 with the Nancy Nye Memorial Award by Women’s Institute for Housing and Economic Development. Prior to her time at MACDC, Shirronda worked in youth development programming, community organizing, prevention, and public art programs.

A lifelong and native Bostonian, Shirronda holds a master’s degree in education from Harvard Graduate School of Education, a B.A. from Simmons University, and a certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from Boston University. Shirronda is a gubernatorial appointee for the Metropolitan Area Planning Council and serves on the boards of the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network, and Opportunity Communities. 

 Shirronda is a Reiki Master and a registered yoga instructor teaching community and workplace yoga classes part-time. Her specialty is transforming community and nonprofit workspaces into a welcoming oasis for mind-body connection through movement and breath. She hopes to bring her knowledge of nonprofit program development, DEI, and racial equity to the board and to bring the benefits of Kripalu to more vulnerable communities.

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