• Jackie Ricciardi

    Staff photojournalist

    Portrait of Jackie Ricciardi

    Jackie Ricciardi is a staff photojournalist at BU Today and Bostonia magazine. She has worked as a staff photographer at newspapers that include the Augusta Chronicle in Augusta, Ga., and at Seacoast Media Group in Portsmouth, N.H., where she was twice named New Hampshire Press Photographer of the Year. Profile

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There are 6 comments on Rite of Passage 2016: Transforming Loss into Passion

  1. What an inspiring story! Matt and James, I have no doubt that your hard work and determination will continue to serve you well as you make your way through BU. Thanks for sharing your story.

  2. I appreciate that BU has other former foster youth on campus. As a doctoral student, I like hearing about the next generation of former foster youth who are pursuing college, especially when it’s at such a well-regarded university as BU (or Harvard, in the case of their sister).

    I only wish BU or some other school in the greater Boston area had a specialized program for former foster youth because many of the schools that do are removed from the city.

  3. As a SW it is so sweet to see young people overcome such trauma in healthy ways. These kids are as sweet as they are motivated. They give me hope for the world’s journey. God bless this family and others with tough lives growing up.

  4. I am so thankful that these two amazing young men had people who cared for them in their life. My children grew up with Matt, James, and Maryrose. I had no idea what they were experiencing until Matt spoke at their and my son’s graduation last June.

    Continued success, Matt, James and Maryrose!

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