College Bound celebrates progress at gala

Above, College Bound Dorchester Board Chair Mike O’Toole, left, is shown with Judith Bailey, manager of Bank of America’s Codman Square location, and Mark Culliton. Bailey accepted an award on behalf of Bank of America as Uncornered Champion of the Year. Vania Arroyo Photography

College Bound Dorchester celebrated the progress of its work at We Are Uncornered, the organization’s annual fundraising gala on June 5. Boston Uncornered sets the expectation of college for formerly gang involved youth and supports them as they pursue college degrees with a weekly $400 stipend that allows them to focus on education. Visitors to the gala got a sneak peek at the Uncornered Photo Project, an exhibit by renowned photographer John Huet coupled with stories featuring both public figures and College Bound Dorchester students, leaders and mentors.