A Journey of Service

City Year and a Life of Purpose

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City Year Updates

In March, Boston Public Schools (BPS) announced the closure of all 125 schools citywide. These school closures left 50,000 Boston students without access to in-person schooling.  City Year Boston is working closely with BPS to provide innovative distance learning opportunities to students, adapting our Whole School Whole Child program model to suit virtual spaces.

While teachers continue to provide whole-class instruction using platforms like Google Classroom or Zoom, City Year’s AmeriCorps members are providing academic supports in English language arts/literacy and math by facilitating breakout groups, answering questions, and leading enrichment activities.  Our corps members are assisting teachers in planning lessons and reviewing students’ assignments and holding office hours to provide one-on-one and small-group tutoring.  Importantly, our AmeriCorps members are also supporting students’ social-emotional health and placing phone calls home to students and their families as a way to build connectedness, troubleshoot, and communicate updates. 

City Year Boston is one of the only partners to support Boston Public School students throughout the COVID-19 pandemic

City Year’s support of virtual classrooms is a pivotal step in preventing learning loss and generating opportunities for new learning, as well as ensuring greater equity of experience among families who may not otherwise have the ability to facilitate in-home instruction.  Beyond this school year, City Year will continue to engage in the virtual space to support BPS students and will be in schools next year to support students when they will need more than ever.

What Does Virtual Service Look Like?

My Supporters

  • J. Anthony Downs For my family and friends who have been involved in City Year, including Charlie Rose, Jay Kim, Carol Downs, and Ruby Rose May 2020
  • Carol Downs May 2020 $52.50
  • Judy Meredith May 2020 $25.00
  • Shannah Young Thank you so much for all you are and all you do. Your work is so important. ♥️ May 2020 $100.00
  • Charlie Rose May 2020 $100.00
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  • Shannah Young Thank you so much for all you are and all you do. Your work is so important. ♥️ May 2020 $100.00
  • Charlie Rose May 2020 $100.00
  • Carol Downs May 2020 $52.50
  • Judy Meredith May 2020 $25.00
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