Stop Educational Inequity Fund


The sad reality is that despite well-intentioned people working super hard to do what's right, this system ain't about kids.                                                 - Anonymous 

For the past eight years, Sophia Boyer has worked to help transform Helen Y. Davis Leadership Academy (formerly Smith Leadership Academy) because she believed in the mission of the school. Last year she enrolled her twin daughters. In July of 2017, she was offered and signed a contract to be the interim Executive Director. The transition meant that she would have to take on the fiduciary responsibilities. That is when the relationship between Sophia and Helen Y. Davis changed. 

Upon inquiring about the school's accounting and business practices, two weeks into her contract, she was suspended with pay. As of September 15th, she is suspended without pay. This is without question suspicious. For someone who has been a part of a school’s community and built lifelong relationships for 7 years, surely the school core values have been internalized: thought leadership, personal excellence, intellectual curiosity, integrity, respect, compassion, and community citizenship.

The reality.  - This is why we need your help!

Currently, Sophia is facing a mountain of legal bills to fight her whistleblower case. She needs her community right now. As you know she is a giver and has always given to us, her community. She has touched so many lives.

Sophia has touched the lives of many in the community in some way — as your teacher, your child's teacher, as a friend or mentor — please give a donation today and confirm that injustice must be confronted. 

Thanks for your support! 

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For those who have not yet Sophia

Sophia Boyer. If you know the name you know her work, dedication, aspirations, dignity, and deep commitment to social justice, education equity and reform. For the past twenty years, she has worked tirelessly as a social worker and educator to transform the lives of those less fortunate than ourselves. Since 2007, Sophia has organized, fundraised for and sponsored several international cultural exchange experiences for the Helen Y. Davis Leadership Academy as well as other schools.  Seldom is there a year that she has not traveled with children, who are not her own, to Africa, Guatemala, and most recently Cuba (see the link below to the May 4th article featured in the Dorchester Reporter).  

Some of Sophia’s selfless accomplishments:

-Taking 23 middle school students to Cuba last spring
-Taking 15 middle school students to Guatemala in the    
  spring of 2016
-Launching a women and girl-led, and run,   
 organization in Guatemala to give self-determination
 to underserved girls.
-Being an amazing mentor to 1000s of students and
  100s of teachers
-Being an exemplary teacher for nearly 20 years
- Adjunct professor at several Boston colleges

Sophia’s leadership skills are without question exemplary.  The school, with her at the helm would have most assuredly become a beacon of hope and a top performing school. The work was an ideal fit and all those involved in the day-to-day running of the school are aware of her ability to keep the interest of the children first.  

If you know Sophia, you know her moral and ethics are strong and her insight and judgment is always accurate. More than anything, she cares about the students, their families, and education in an above-and-beyond capacity that stands out amongst educational leaders.

Respectfully and with so much love and gratitude,

Sophia's community

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Kalimah Rahim 
Boston, MA
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