Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Barrington Alum Named President/CEO of John Hope Settlement House

Serving a wide variety of people in a multitude of ways requires a special person behind a special organization. John Hope Settlement House is fortunate to have that person in Peter D. Lee ’84B, LICSW. Since its establishment in 1937, John Hope, in Providence, Rhode Island, has served its community through civic, cultural and recreational programs. Focusing on the care and development of children, youth and adults; overall family support; and helping all people fulfill their personal potential, John Hope touches the lives of more than 10,000 people every year.
In February 2007 John Hope Settlement House appointed Peter Lee as its president/CEO. Lee was anything but new to John Hope. Starting out as a social worker for the Providence School Department, Lee went to work for John Hope as a caseworker in 1986. He exited in 1994 as director of social services. Among other professional choices and challenges, he served seven years as assistant director of Guidance and Student Support Services for the Boston Public Schools. He holds a Master of Social Work degree from the Rhode Island College School of Social Work and through the years has garnered a wide variety of field experience and wisdom.

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