Lee Farrow, who has worked as a Community Scholar and Adjunct Professor at Stonehill since 2011, was named Director of the College’s Center for Nonprofit Management (CNM) in September. Launched in 2006, the Center for Nonprofit Management works with and builds the leadership and management capacity of Stonehill students, faculty and staff, and community-based nonprofit organizations throughout southeastern Massachusetts and northern Rhode Island.
“Lee Farrow brings leadership, vision and energy to the Center for Nonprofit Management. She has excellent ties to many community groups and organizations and a solid track record as a social justice leader and organizer. I know the Center will flourish under her guidance, “ said Vice President for Mission Rev. James Lies, C.S.C.
Farrow, who also currently co-directs the Brockton’s Champions United Clemente College Program in the Humanities, has taught a number of classes on women in leadership, community organizing, and community grassroots, with a focus on historical and modern day labor and social movements at Stonehill.
Last spring, Farrow organized the fourth Annual Women’s Leadership Summit at Stonehill which brings together grassroots organizers for social justice causes and students to look at ways female students can develop more and diverse leadership skills.
Farrow is also the founder and managing director of Organizing for Survival, a nonprofit organization, that supports organizational and leadership development activities, both in start-up organizations, and among community-led social justice and movement building groups.
Farrow has held leadership positions in a variety of organizations, both in Massachusetts and New York City, including a three year assignment as Chief Operating Officer at My Sister’s Keeper, a Massachusetts-based, international focused project, which promotes leadership and peace building training and healing throughout Sudan among culturally diverse women.
Farrow co-designed and led MIT’s Boston Community Learning Project, a community-led self-assessment of Boston neighborhoods 40-year community organizing history. She was also the Mel King Community Fellow at MIT.
Before moving to Massachusetts in 2004, Farrow led The Harlem Children’s Zone’s community organizing and civic engagement work for more that eleven years. She also led a tenant organizing and affordable housing cooperative movement for ten years at Urban Homesteading Assistance Board in NYC.
She holds a Master’s Degree in Community Economic Development from New Hampshire College.