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OneGoal – Massachusetts welcomes Inez Friedman-Boyce, SVP and General Counsel at HarborOne Bank, to its Advisory Board

Ms. Friedman-Boyce brings deep knowledge and experience with the legal field to the organization as it seeks to close the degree divide across the state.

BOSTON, September 21, 2021 – OneGoal – Massachusetts, an organization dedicated to closing the degree divide in the Commonwealth, has welcomed Inez Friedman-Boyce, General Counsel with HarborOne Bank, to its board of advisors. As a member of the board, Inez will advise OneGoal on strategic growth, resource development, and communication as it seeks to deepen and expand its program across the state.

“We are thrilled to welcome Inez to our board,” said Amanda Hillman Seider, Executive Director of OneGoal – Massachusetts. “Inez brings a unique body of expertise and experience to this role. Her energy and passion for this work is clear, as is her commitment to our mission.”

In her current role, Ms. Friedman-Boyce is responsible for the oversight of all legal matters at HarborOne, including providing strategic legal review and advice; managing corporate governance-related matters, overseeing legal and regulatory compliance in all areas of operation, negotiating strategic and commercial relationships, and handling all manner of disputes.

“I’m excited to be joining this group, and to contribute in every way I can,” Ms. Friedman-Boyce said. “As a first-generation college student from western Massachusetts, I understand how the right support can lead to opportunity and success. I’m delighted to be helping OneGoal bring their mission statewide.”

Ms. Friedman-Boyce is the President, Board Co-Chair, and a long-serving Director of Lawyers for Civil Rights (LCR-Boston), a legal engine for racial equity and social justice in Greater Boston and the Gateway Cities of Massachusetts. She has also previously served on the board for the ACLU of Massachusetts.

Before joining HarborOne, Ms. Friedman-Boyce was a Partner at Goodwin Procter, LLP for nearly 15 years, where she practiced securities and complex business litigation. She began her career as an Associate at Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault, LLP, and she served as a Special Assistant District Attorney in the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office. Ms. Friedman-Boyce received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Amherst College and her Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center.

About OneGoal

OneGoal is a leading college access and success organization that works to close the degree divide and create a more equitable future for students. We partner with schools in low-income communities across the country to ensure postsecondary planning, preparation, and support are no longer extracurricular luxuries but integral components of the high school experience. OneGoal is a three-year program that starts as a class in students’ junior and senior years of high school and continues during the critical transitional period through their first year of college or other postsecondary path. 85% of OneGoal high school graduates enroll in a postsecondary institution and 74% of those who enroll persist one year after high school.

About OneGoal – Massachusetts

OneGoal launched in Massachusetts in 2015, and currently serves approximately 900 students in 15 high schools in Attleboro, Boston, Fall River, Lawrence, Lynn, New Bedford, Revere, Southbridge, and Webster. OneGoal Massachusetts also works with 12 postsecondary institutions to ensure that students are supported through the transition to their postsecondary pathways, with the skills, mindsets, and network of support needed to persist through graduation. You can learn more about OneGoal – Massachusetts here.

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Cori Mykoff, OneGoal – Massachusetts, cori.mykoff@onegoalgraduation.org, (617) 319-3454

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