Women's Service Club of Boston
Letitia Bento understands the power of individual acts of kindness, especially when delivered in the context of one of Boston’s – and the nation’s – most revered social service organizations: The Women’s Service Club (WSC) of Boston. Since 1919, generations of Black women have joined the WSC to strengthen their communities by challenging racial discrimination and systemic inequities in employment, education, housing, and more.
As a resident of Roxbury, Letitia honors the WSC’s history and legacy by empowering and uplifting under-resourced individuals and families in her community. Intent on making life better for others, she has gathered winter accessories for Globe Santa, played a part in the WSC’s legendary High Tea fundraiser, served dinner to the guests at Pine Street and Rosie’s Place, chaired the Brookline High School Gridiron Club, and worked on Bridgewater’s Juneteenth Planning Committee.
She also serves as President of the Senior Usher Board at Ebenezer Baptist Church, and is a member of their Pastor Support Team Ministry.
Letitia describes herself as a behind the scenes type of person, noting that she’s “… just doing what my heart and God say I should do, and I hope the little I do continues to spread.”