Pine Street Inn

A Time For Celebration



Pine Street Inn Graduation

Presented by Natixis Investment Managers
Moving Beyond Homelessness Through Job Training and Housing


Thank you to everyone who made this inspirational day a reality! In a heartwarming and motivational keynote, guest speaker Reverend Liz Walker told graduates, “As you lift yourself up, you lift us all up.”
Kenneth L., this year’s graduate speaker, shared his story about his journey out of homelessness. “I now have a place to call home thanks to the staff here. I thank everyone at Pine Street from the bottom of my heart – you never gave up on me.”

Check out some of the photos from the event on our Facebook page!


keynote speaker: REVEREND LIZ WALKER

Reverend Liz Walker is a Pastor of Roxbury Presbyterian Church, a dynamic faith community. Reverend Walker’s calling as a minister is part of a journey which includes 11 years of humanitarian work in the Sudan and 21 years as Boston’s first African-American news anchor on WBZ-TV. Her 31-year television news career resulted in two Emmys and an Edward R. Murrow Award.

In 2001, Walker traveled to Sudan as a reporter on a fact-finding mission on the controversial slave trade. While there, she facilitated healing conversations among women from competing tribes and ethnicities in war-torn regions that have never known peace, and produced a number of television reports about Sudan. A graduate of Harvard Divinity School, Reverend Walker has long been involved in many community organizations and projects.


Pine Street Inn offers men and women job training programs in food services and housekeeping,
preparing them to move toward employment and self-sufficiency.  


Since 1984, Pine Street Inn has developed permanent housing with on-site support staff for
950 homeless men and women in 41 locations throughout greater Boston. 

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Help Provide Gifts for Pine Street's Graduates & New Tenants

Pine Street provides a $50 gift card to each graduate to help them prepare for the future.
Please consider contributing toward this special gift fund.