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Name of Creator:Camayd–Freixas, Yoel.
Title:Yoel Camayd–Freixas papers
Date:1971–2011 (bulk 1983–2005)
Reference Code:M207
Location Code:39/3
Extent:4.70 cubic feet (6 boxes)
Scope and Content Abstract:The collection documents social psychologist, educator, and community activist Yoel Camayd–Freixas' involvement with Latino community organizations in Boston, Massachusetts and Miami, Florida. It includes reports, research studies, and other publications on topics such as Latino mental health, neighborhood housing services, political participation, and the dropout rate in the Boston Public Schools. The bulk of the collection are publications from the 1980s that focus on Latino social issues in Boston authored by Camayd–Freixas during his tenure with the Boston Public Schools, Boston Urban Research and Development Group, La Alianza Hispana, and the Hispanic Outreach Team. The collection includes limited papers and publications from his time as a doctoral student at Boston College, New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, Camayd Group, and Southern New Hampshire University. There is a small amount of personal and professional papers including reference materials and applications for reappointment and promotion.
Biographical Abstract:Yoel Camayd–Freixas was a social psychologist, educator, and community activist for Latino communities in Boston and Miami. Born in Cuba, he lived the majority of his life in Boston, Massachusetts and Miami, Florida. He earned a Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Boston College in 1982. He subsequently worked for Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston Public Schools, and Boston Urban Research and Development Group, and helped to found La Alianza Hispana, the Jamaica Plain Outreach Team, and YCF Associates during the 1980s. In each organization, Camayd–Freixas dedicated himself to issues of mental health, education, teen smoking, and housing services that challenged the Latino community and other minority populations. From 1990 to 1991, Camayd–Freixas worked for the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation before beginning his own consulting firm, the Camayd Group, in Miami. As a consultant, Camayd–Freixas focused on applied research, corporate distress relief, and community development. In 2002, he joined Southern New Hampshire University as professor and Associate Dean of the School of Community Economic Development. Camayd–Freixas died April 28, 2011 in Miami at the age of 62.
Language and Scripts:English and Spanish
System of Arrangement:Organized into 2 series: 1. Subject Files; 2. Publications.
Subjects and Contributors:
  • Camayd–Freixas, Yoel

  • Boston Public Schools
  • Hispanic Outreach Team (Jamaica Plain, Boston, Mass.)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Urban Studies and Planning
  • New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation
  • Southern New Hampshire University
  • Boston Public Schools
  • Hispanic Outreach Team (Jamaica Plain, Boston, Mass.)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Urban Studies and Planning
  • New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation
  • Southern New Hampshire University

  • Community development, Urban
  • Dropouts––United States––Prevention
  • Health services administration
  • Hispanic American children––Education
  • Hispanic American dropouts
  • Hispanic American educators
  • Hispanic Americans
  • Housing
  • Mental health services
  • Social activism
Conditions Governing Access:Box 1, folder 13 is restricted.
Immediate Source of Acquisition:Received from Ana Perez Camayd in May 2014.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use:Copyright restrictions may apply.
Finding Aids:Related Latino organizations in Boston include La Alianza Hispana and the Hispanic Office of Planning and Evaluation (HOPE). For more information, see the finding aids for:La Alianza Hispana andHOPE.
Processor: Finding aid prepared by Jordan Barnes, April 2015.