City Year & Wellington - A Partnership 7 Years Strong

Since 2013, the Wellington Management Foundation has helped to deploy City Year Boston AmeriCorps members in support of schools across the city, providing key academic and social-emotional supports to over 7,000 students. Seven years ago the Wellington Management Foundation provided its first grant to City Year, sponsoring a team of AmeriCorps members at the Trotter Innovation School in Dorchester. Move forward to today, and our relationship with City Year has blossomed and the organization is now a strategic partner of the Foundation. City Year was one of the first recipients of a Catalyst Giving Initative grant, which expanded our sporsorship to two AmeriCorps teams - currently the Trotter and the Boston Green Academy in Brighton. Hundreds of Wellington Management volunteers and their families have also dedicated their time and energy in support of our work, from painting playground murals to assembling supply kits for teachers. We are one of the world's leading private & independent investment management firms - as one of only two Dual Team Sponsors in Boston.

Boston students continue to dream big and strive for academic success. Now more than ever, they need people who believe in their future. 

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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.

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