Purpose driven Author, Nonprofit Leader, Photographer, Founder of HoodFIt
Thaddeus Miles is an author and internationally recognized, award-winning photographer. Thaddeus is currently The Director of Community Services at MassHousing where he is responsible for three impact areas: housing stability, knowledge & capacity building and strengthening families & communities across Massachusetts.
For his first twenty years at MassHousing Thaddeus was responsible for designing and implementing crime prevention strategies affecting multifamily housing developments throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts by creating strategies that directly engage residents in addressing quality of life issues, sustainable cities, and confronting the complexities of social justice issues.
Mr. Miles garnered insights and strategies from his international work at Harvard Law School and Community/Urban planning programs at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. These experiences reinforced his steadfast commitment to ensuring that the most underserved members of our cities have genuine opportunities for success and achievement.
Thaddeus has founded local, national, and international initiatives and serves on many nonprofit boards. In 2012, Miles founded HoodFit- a cross-collaborative movement to amplify the positive attributes in communities of color. Prior to this he founded “Think Big Dream Big,” a youth-driven initiative and co-founded two technology consortiums and the Alray Scholarship Fund.
Mr. Miles is currently the Co-chair of My Brother’s Keeper Boston and Chair of Becoming a Man (BAM), Boston. He was recently awarded the GK100, 2018 Boston’s 100 Most Influential People of Color and the Visionary Award from the Timothy Smith Foundation. “Embracing the Legacy, by The Robert F. Kennedy Action Corp The Directors Community Award by the Director of the FBI.