School Volunteers for Boston (now known as Boston Partners in Education) was borne into a challenging and complex political landscape, and relied on the optimism and determination of its volunteers. It stands to reason, therefore, that its earliest leaders would be people of great social awareness, know-how, and conviction. Isabelle Besecker, the second Executive Director of our organization, encapsulated all of these qualities.

In this “50 Years, 50 Stories” podcast, learn about Isabelle Besecker from those who knew her best: her daughter Donna, and former Boston Partners employees Kathy Baublis, Mike Redding, and Sandra McCintosh.