Laura Beretsky joined the MITES office in March 2019. As Grant Writer, she is responsible for raising money, writing proposals, and researching/cultivating new institutional donors. Originally from New York City, Laura has over 20 years of development and fundraising experience.
Prior to joining MITES, Laura provided development consulting and grant writing for out-of-school time and after-school programs for Boston and Cambridge-based nonprofits since 2015. Laura also served as a parent representative on the West Somerville Neighborhood School’s Improvement Council from 2015 to 2018, where she played an active role developing the school’s Improvement Plan, and writing grants for the school. These professional and volunteer experiences provided her with insight about the critical role after/out-of-school time programming plays in increasing academic and economic success for under-resourced youth. Laura has a communications degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, writing, and spending time with her family.