|Rep. Carlos Henriquez (Photo: Henriquez Facebook page)|
DORCHESTER, MA – Carlos Henriquez, a young state representative from Dorchester, has been arrested this morning "on a charge of domestic assault and battery", channel 5 WCVB reports.
Below is Rep. Henriquez' biography, which is posted on a Massachusetts legislature website.
"Carlos Henriquez is both a community organizer and leader, working with residents across Boston to improve the quality of life in neighborhoods, particularly in Dorchester and Roxbury–where Carlos lives. He is a product of Boston Public Schools, further solidifying his connection to the city’s youth.
Carlos was born and raised in Roxbury. As a child, his first memory of civic engagement was the rainbow coalition pin he wore at the age of seven to support Mel King’s mayoral candidacy.
In his neighborhood he has been actively involved with Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI), where he worked with youth from the neighborhood on community planning and organizing projects, ranging from clean-ups to planning community centers.
At a young age, Carlos learned what could be accomplished through organization, planning, and collaborative efforts with members of his community. Over the years he has gone from youth-to-mentor. Carlos currently serves as President of the Board of Directors for DSNI. He spends time on the Kroc Community Center Committee, which is working with the community and the Salvation Army in developing an $115 million, 96,000 square foot center being constructed on Dudley Street. He chairs the Workforce Development Committee. His favorite committee to serve on, by far, is the Youth Committee. Carlos is referred to as an “elder” by the youth of this committee. He mentors many of them, providing guidance, training and support for the initiatives on which the group is working in their neighborhoods. He is a personal friend to many of them, often helping with employment, school and personal issues.
Carlos is a member of the Ward 13 Democratic Committee, Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative, NAACP, Young Professional Network of the Urban League, Roxbury Master Plan Oversight Committee and Roxbury Neighborhood Council (ex-officio)."