Matt Chisholm, CEO and co-founder of the Boston-based strategic design and development agency Cantina, is thrilled to announce that he has accepted a role with local nonprofit Youth Enrichment Services (YES). Chisholm will join the organization’s Board of Trustees in an effort to further the longstanding relationship between Cantina and YES.
The two organizations have worked together over the last several years to further the YES mission: inspire and challenge youth with physical and mental activities that foster life-long respect for self, others, and the environment.
“We truly believe in our Corporate Social Responsibility to the Boston community. Working with a nonprofit like YES fits the culture of Cantina perfectly,” Chisholm said. “We’re honored to support their cause and I’m humbled to be offered a position as a Trustee.”
We truly believe in our Corporate Social Responsibility to the Boston community. Working with a nonprofit like YES fits the culture of Cantina perfectly.
Matt will work with the Programming and Real Estate committees of YES to determine areas of improvement and potential avenues for expansion. Chisholm’s expertise in project management and business development will be key assets in his new role as a Trustee, according to YES Executive Director Bryan Van Dorpe.
“We are thrilled to welcome Matt to the YES Board of Trustees,” Mr. Van Dorpe said. “His expertise and guidance will be invaluable to YES as we move forward in our 2016-2020 Strategic Plan and strive to make an even deeper impact on Boston’s young people.”
“His expertise and guidance will be invaluable to YES as we move forward in our 2016-2020 Strategic Plan and strive to make an even deeper impact on Boston’s young people.
Chisholm’s new position continues a longstanding trend of corporate social responsibility at Cantina. The emerging tech company has worked with a number of organizations in Boston, including the Boston Public Library and Art Prof.
Longtime Cantina employee Jay Dolan spearheads a team annually for the Pan-Mass Challenge, which raises money for cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through an annual bike-a-thon that crosses Massachusetts.
“Several of us volunteered at rest stations for additional support of the campaign this year,” said Cantina’s Director of Operations, Gail Black Smith. “Jay has been involved with PMC for many years and is a shining example of our team’s corporate social responsibility to the Boston area.”