Virtual Harvard Alumni Allyship Series: Breaking the Cycle of Homelessness

Monday, December 13th @4pm PST

Image (left to right): David Mixner, Dr. Joseph Makhema and Dr. Mosepele Mosepele

The Harvard Clubs of Boston and Ireland in partnership with Harvard Clubs and shared interest groups (SIGs) from around the globe are honored and delighted to bring the next installment of our Harvard Alumni Allyship Series.


Following our successful events focusing on Anti-Racism Allyship (October) and Allyship with the LGBTQIA+ community (November), Allyship with Indigenous Peoples (February), Allyship with Asian Americans (May), Allyship with People with Disabilities (June), Allyship: World AIDS Day (December), we are delighted to bring you this special holiday program in response to Homelessness.  


This Allyship event will feature inspiring stories from organizations and alumni dedicated to Breaking the Cycle of Homelessness.  

During this session, you'll learn about ways you can take action and support critical community needs. 

Our event will feature three speakers: 

Connor Schoen, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Breaktime.

Cameron Van Fossen, Executive Director of Y2Y Network.

Avik Chaterjee, Medical Director of Southhampton Street Shelter Clinic, Boston Health Care for the Homeless.

Registration is required for this complimentary event to ensure that you are provided with the log-in credentials for our Zoom Meeting.  You will receive the login credentials approximately 3 hours prior to your event, they will not be included in the automatic confirmation email you receive upon registration. 

One complimentary pass per person. Valid on December 1, 2021 only.  Registration will close approximately 3 hours prior to the event to allow for the login credentials to be shared.  This invitation is non-transferable. 

RSVP for this event today!

The link to the event will be sent on the day of the event to all registrants.



Biographies: Connor Schoen, Cameron Van Fossen and Avik Chaterjee

Connor Schoen, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Breaktime. Through purposeful transitional employment, Breaktime empowers young adults experiencing homelessness to build stability in their own lives while building resilience in their communities.
Cameron Van Fossen, Executive Director of Y2Y Network. Y2Y Harvard Square, the nation’s first youth-led youth homeless shelter, guests collaborate with service providers, other youth experiencing homelessness, and student volunteers to create sustainable pathways out of homelessness and develop skills for long-term success. The shelter has 27 beds, which make up over 2/3 of the youth-specific shelter beds in the Greater Boston Area. Y2Y Harvard Square provides opportunities for both guests and student volunteers to become the next generation’s leading advocates for youth-driven solutions to homelessness.
Avik Chaterjee, Medical Director of Southhampton Street Shelter Clinic, Boston Health Care for the Homeless. Over 11,000 homeless individuals are cared for by Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program each year. They are committed to ensuring that every one of these individuals has access to comprehensive health care, from preventative dental care to cancer treatment. Their clinicians, case managers, and behavioral health professionals work in more than 35 locations to deliver the highest quality health care to some of our community’s most vulnerable—and most resilient—citizens. BHCHP provides care without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, military service, national origin, immigration status, genetic information or marital status.