My name is Nick Vance and I am a native Bostonian. I was raised in Mattapan & Dorchester and am an alumnus of the Bedford METCO program. I am the son of Michael and Judy Vance who have been long-time community advocates and community leaders. I am also the grandson of Jim Vance who worked for MCAD and taught Afro-American studies at Tufts University.
While growing up in Boston I grew up playing in the No Books No Ball basketball program at the Roxbury YMCA and was a football player for the Boston Raiders and later the Hyde Park Cowboys. I am a proud graduate of a historically black college, South Carolina State University, where I majored in Political Science and was the president of one of the largest undergraduate chapters of NAACP in the country.
I have worked directly with youth as a Teen Director at the Roxbury Boys and Girls Club and I have served as a Senior Regional Recruitment Manager for City Year Inc. I have also worked on the Hillary Clinton Campaign in Florida and came home to work for Harvard University where I ran mentoring programs through the Harvard Ed Portal. During this time I also received my Masters from Northeastern University School of Law in Legal Studies and I am currently working on my Doctorate in Law & Policy from Northeastern University.
I have served as a Political Action Chair for Boston NAACP and I was a member of the 2016 Mayors Millennial Council (SPARK) as a representative of Dorchester. I also served as an Executive Board member for METCO Inc and I am currently a member of the Dorchester YMCA Board of Advisors and I am a Governor Baker Appointee on the Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee for the commonwealth. I am happily married to my wife Monee Vance. I am also a proud member of Prince Hall and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
As a candidate for Boston City Councilor-at-Large, I believe that the work I have done will give me a unique perspective on the work that lies ahead. I am committed to serving the city that I love.