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Shauntelle McKain

(She, Her, Hers)

Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance (MAHA)

Shauntelle joined the Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance (MAHA) in January 2022 as the Director of Homeownership Operations. While equal parts Organizing and Education-oriented, Shauntelle leads the Education program of the grassroots organization— advancing its efforts to educate people about homeownership and what they can do to help mobilize and increase affordable homeownership opportunities. Before MAHA, Shauntelle’s work supported and educated the youth. As the Senior Program Services Coordinator at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Massachusetts, Shauntelle supported hundreds of mentoring matches as they built their relationships. Shauntelle was also a lead organizer in forming the organization’s partnership with My Brother’s Keeper, an Obama Foundation-funded initiative addressing persistent opportunity gaps facing boys and young men of color. Shauntelle’s education experience began as a middle school teacher, where she taught English Language Arts for seven years. Having immigrated from the island of Jamaica, Shauntelle is a first-generation Bostonian. She graduated cum laude from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a BA in English and earned her MA in Education at UMass Boston.

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