About Shavel'le Olivier
Shavel’le Oliver went from youth participant, to program coordinator to co-chair of the Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition (MFFC). She is dedicated to working with business owners to determine strategies for helping Mattapan prosper in a green and healthy way. She has co-led five and led three successful Mattapan on Wheels bike-a-thon events, which celebrate the greenspace and parks in the area and highlights what is needed to improve the community. Before Olivier’s work, Mattapan was not known as a community that promoted biking. Each year the bike-a-thon grows, and community efforts toward conservation grow along with it.
Olivier also oversees the youth program of the MFFC, taking on initiatives to bring resources to help the community’s youth, like securing funding to provide jobs for youth who work on food access, physical activity and environmental issues.