Greater Lawrence Community Action Council Inc.
Evelyn Friedman joined the Greater Lawrence Community Action Council Inc. as the executive director in September of 2012 with over 30 years of strong nonprofit management experience. Evelyn has played catalytic roles in transforming challenged nonprofit organizations by applying data-driven outcomes to program development. Prior to joining GLCAC, Evelyn was the Director of the City of Boston’s Department of Neighborhood Development, under then Mayor Thomas M. Menino where she led a staff of 200 and managed a $120 million dollar-plus budget. During her time there she was instrumental in bringing $50 million in additional resources to the city to assist the redevelopment of housing, address housing foreclosures, and homelessness. From 1990 to 2008, Evelyn was the executive director of Nuestra Comunidad Development Corporation located in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston. She transformed the once-failing agency to one of the premier community development corporations in the region.
Evelyn also serves on the board of the Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation and chairs its Investment Committee, serves on the Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency Advisory Board, the Lawrence Partnership Board, and is a founding member and past president of the Neighborworks Capital Corporation.
She lives in Jamaica Plain and has one daughter.
Evelyn graduated from the University of Massachusetts and Boston College.