As the Program Manager of Partnerships, Holden Pierre manages the relationships, systems, and services needed to ensure quality program execution, participant retention, and partnership renewal. Prior to Interise, he was a Community Organizer/Treasurer at Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition. He has more than 10 years of experience in community development and is an expert in using businesses and grassroots efforts to transform communities.
What do I care about?
I like to tell people I am who I am because, when I was 14, someone at my church believed in me enough to give me my first job with a nonprofit. Without that opportunity, I truly don't know where I would be today. As a result, I am a major advocate for providing people with opportunities that pave the road for a successful future.
I believe that business plays a key role in building up communities. I love that Interise provides minority businesses owners with the information and resources they need to succeed. As an organization we do not just “talk the talk,” we “walk the walk” and have the data to back it up.