Mr. Tena, Francesco

Municipal Government, Civic Engagement

  • Boston, United States
City of Boston

Language skills

Native or bilingual proficiency (I have a speaking proficiency equivalent to that of an educated native speaker)
Limited working proficiency (I can participate in general conversations, understand formal written documents and can handle limited work requirements)

Last updated: 2016/02/04


Francesco manages youth civic engagement for the city of Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

Boston has had a strong Mayor's Youth Council since 1993, and has recently bolstered youth empowerment by introducing a yearly $1,000,000 participatory budgeting process that is managed by young people.

Case studies from Francesco Tena

Youth Lead the Change: Participatory Budgeting Boston

Boston, United States

Award-winning project

Youth Lead the Change: Participatory Budgeting Boston

Through this participatory budgeting program, youth had the opportunity to collect ideas for capital projects, distill those ideas into concrete proposals, hold a city-wide vote to determine which projects get funded, and directly determine how $1 million is spent to improve Boston for everyone. more