Recently, REACH welcomed Hillel Bromberg to our staff as our part-time Grant Writer.
Tell us a little about yourself:
I’ve been a writer since I was old enough to hold a pen (well, probably a crayon at the time). As a professional wordsmith, I quickly discovered the joy of translating ideas onto the page in a way that the intended audience understands, whether through annual reports, catalogs, manuals, speeches, or funding proposals. I have been incredibly fortunate to be able to use my love of words to advance the work of many nonprofit organizations. Over the years, I have worked in higher education, substance abuse treatment, homelessness, after-school and mentoring programs, arts, community service, and more. REACH is my first exposure to domestic violence so I am on a steep learning curve and I am very grateful to this remarkable staff who are teaching me every day.
What are some of your hobbies?
When I’m not writing, you’ll often find me riding. I am an avid long-distance cyclist (I rode the Pan-Mass Challenge a dozen times) and find a lot of peace and camaraderie on two wheels. I also spend quite a bit of time in the kitchen preparing vegetarian feasts along with day-to-day cooking for my family (though my three kids are all off and away in college and their various pursuits). I have a particular passion for tea, the elixir of the gods, so much so that I created a tea tasting lecture/demonstration that I bring to libraries, senior centers, corporate wellness programs, and private parties. At the office, you’ll often find me staring at the computer, contemplating my next paragraph with a cup of oolong or Darjeeling in my hand.
My thanks to the REACH staff for their dedication and passion for their work and for making me feel so welcome.