Carolyn Casey, Founder & Executive Director
Carolyn’s passion for social justice and belief in the unlimited potential of young people inspired her vision for Project 351. She seeks to develop a rising generation of “community-first” leaders through service that uplifts, unites, and transforms communities from the child up. Carolyn strives to model the Project 351 values of kindness, compassion, humility, and gratitude in her daily life and inspires those around her to do the same.
Sam Carson, Director of Strategy and Operations
As director of strategy and operations, Sam is responsible for spearheading Project 351’s long-term strategic plan and managing Project 351’s day-to-day operations. Sam worked with educators from across Massachusetts to recruit and select the first class of Project 351 eighth grade Ambassadors in 2011 and has been involved with Project 351 as a volunteer ever since. Prior to joining our staff, Sam spent four years working for Governor and Project 351 Honorary Co-Founder Deval Patrick. Sam planned and staffed Governor Patrick's public events and managed a program to build parks in urban neighborhoods across the Commonwealth. Sam lives in Cambridge, in the same neighborhood where he was born and raised.