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Breaktime featured in Forbes

Breaktime was co-founded by Connor Schoen, A.B. ’20 (applied math)

Connor Schoen

Connor Schoen is co-leading an effort to empower homeless youth to produce meals and deliver them to front-line medical workers, shelter staff, and others in need in the greater Boston area. (Photo courtesy of Connor Schoen)

Breaktime, a nonprofit co-founded by Connor Schoen, A.B. ’20 (applied math), and Tony Shu, A.B. ’21 (urban studies), has been featured in Forbes.

The feature covers the 2018 launch of Breaktime, an initiative that planned to build the Breaktime Café where young adults experiencing homelessness could find employment and build skills.

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck in March, 2020, Schoen and Shu pivoted to launch the Breaktime Double Impact Initiative, employing young adults experiencing homelessness to prepare and serve healthy meals to communities around the Boston area that were hard-hit by the pandemic.

Read more in Forbes.

Read a SEAS article on the Breaktime Double Impact Initiative.