City Year Boston's Starry Night - A Virtual Bright Spot

Legal Community Breakfast Event Committee

Support CYB's Legal Breakfast Committee

City Year’s annual Legal Breakfast brings together professionals from various sectors of law to support the organizational impact on Boston’s students. For over ten years, General Counsels, Managing Partners, professional services, and Boston’s leading law firms have served on our committee and this year alone have raised over $175,000 together.

The Legal Breakfast represents one of City Year Boston’s largest annual events with 400 guests per year on average. With representation from firms including Proskauer Rose, Ropes & Gray, Morrison Mahoney, and representation from businesses including Primark, Bain Capital, Converse, and CarGurus, it is clear that the legal community holistically supports City Year’s work beyond a shadow of a doubt.

Please consider supporting our Starry Night Campaign to help even more students in Boston Public schools get the assistance they deserve from our AmeriCorps members.

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?

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  • Aaron von Staats June 2020 $500.00
  • Rodney Pratt June 2020 $1,050.00
  • Gina Perille May 2020
  • Amy Katz May 2020 $105.00
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  • Rodney Pratt June 2020 $1,050.00
  • Aaron von Staats June 2020 $500.00
  • Laura Stafford May 2020 $262.50
  • Amy Katz May 2020 $105.00
  • Jennifer Adams May 2020 $100.00
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