David Henry Argosky LeBoeuf was born in Worcester and attended both South High Community School and Clark University before transferring to Harvard University to complete a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Studies (Community Engagement and Urban Social Change). He was one of only 12 students in the world accepted to Harvard as a transfer student in 2010 when the university reinstated its highly competitive transfer program after a two year hiatus.
David began his career working for the City Manager’s Office and went on to found the Coalition for Educated Options in 2009, which later merged with the Initiative for Engaged Citizenship in 2011. David was appointed the Executive Director of the Initiative in 2011 and is responsible for the organization’s emergence as the voice of civic participation and election modernization in the greater Worcester region.
Prior to joining the Initiative, David served as served as the Central MA Coordinator for the Campaign to Protect the Affordable Housing Law (Vote No on 2). He has also held positions with the Citizens Housing and Planning Association and the Worcester Community Connections Coalition. David is an active member of the Democratic Party and serves on the Massachusetts Democratic State Committee and as Ward 6 Chair of the Worcester Democratic City Committee. In 2012, David ran State Representative Jim O’Day’s successful re-election campaign. David also works as the marketing coordinator for the African Community Education Program.
David was named a hometown hero by Worcester Magazine in 2011 and one of Worcester’s 10 coolest people by GoLocalWorcester in 2012. He is one of the inaugural recipients of the Harvard University Presidential Public Service Fellowship. In 2012, the Worcester Democratic City Committee awarded him the prestigious Paul Westburg Award.