A Letter from Our Executive Director



Dear Friends and Neighbors,

120 Years of Service to our community, quite amazing!

Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House (MFNH) is the 11th oldest Settlement House in the United States---compelling and relevant today, with an even brighter future.

As this organization's leader, I thank the outstanding Board of Directors, committed staff, dedicated volunteers and donors and the Cambridge community for its authentic support and caring about MFNH and the neighbors that we serve.

Since 1902, Margaret Fuller House has assisted the most vulnerable people of our community, spearheading the critical services to help many thousands of families, children, and seniors. The Margaret Fuller House is a community treasure that embodies an incredible mission in which people work together to build an equitable, diverse, engaged and flourishing community in Cambridge and the Greater Boston Community it serves.

These are challenging, difficult, and at times, overwhelming days for our neighbors. Every single day we experience what social and economic inequity really means for our neighbors: not enough food, unable to pay rent or utility bills, working long hours at lower wage jobs that don’t cover the cost of living in Cambridge and children anxious and stressed as they see their Moms struggle.

We are proud to be part of providing solutions to these challenges and invite you to join us.


Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs - Interim CEO--Leadership Advisor

Marc Jacobs
Interim Executive Director
Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House, Inc.

Margaret Fuller House Board of Directors


Selvin L. Chambers, Chair

Executive Director of LifeScene

Cheryl Watson Fisher, Vice-Chair

Partner, Galluccio and Watson, LLC

Alan Schwartz, Treasurer

Retired, Product Manager

Laura Sesody, Clerk

Senior Vice President of Corporate Marketing & Communications BXP


Commissioner Christine Elow

Commissioner, Cambridge Police Department

Allyson Callahan

Project Manager, Turner Construction Company

Autumn Harrison

Officer, Cambridge Police Department

Patrick Rowe

Senior Vice President, Real Estate

MIT Investment Management Company

Michele N. Scott

Program Coordinator

Community Safety, City of Cambridge 

Michael Tilford

Partner, Fulcrum Land & Infrastructure


Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House staff pictured at our 120th Anniversary Gala in October, 2022

Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House Leadership

Marc Jacobs - Interim CEO--Leadership Advisor

Marc Jacobs

Interim Executive Director
Leslie Awuku - Director of Finance

Leslie Awuku

Director of Finance & Operations

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Selena Durden

Director of Programs

Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House Community Advancement Team


Amanda Perez

Program Manager
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Jess Scarano

Community Liaison - CHA
Real Gigi

Guerlancia Laurent

Community Liaison
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Ezekiel Levy

Community Outreach Worker

Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House Food Pantry Staff


Phoebe Heyman

Food Pantry Coordinator
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Jose Beriguete

Food Pantry Assistant