City Lights offers writing programs to Greater Boston’s youth. We use the arts and humanities as a platform for community building, creative critical thinking, and civic engagement.


Program Leadership
Kerri Bowen, Founding Director; Visiting Fellow, Center for the Humanities at Tufts
Beth Herbert, Associate Director

2019 Community Collaborators
Jayanthi Mistry, Professor of Human Development, Tufts University
Danielle Legros Georges, Boston’s 2018 poet laureate
Grace Talusan, Author of The Body Papers
Matthew Henry, Photographer and Visual Artist
CCSR: Creating Global Citizens
The Welcome Project

Board of Directors
Kerri Bowen, Founding Director
Kevin Dunn, Associate Provost, Tufts University
Judith Haber, Professor of English, Tufts University
Elizabeth Mone, Attorney
Jessie Walthers, Executive Director, Flathead Building Association;