Bain Capital's Fundraising Page
Bain Capital and its employees have invested in City Year's development, growth and success over the last three decades. Since 1988, the firm and its people have invested in City Year with a wide range of philanthropic support, including $41 million in financial contributions. More than one-third of Bain Capital employees have participated in City Year volunteer projects, given their expertise as advisors and board members, and made generous financial contributions to the organization. Bain Capital, one of the world's leading private multi-asset alternative investment firms, has sponsored teams of AmeriCorps members for over 18 years, helping develop and support more than 350 City Year AmeriCorps members during their year of service. In the 2019-2020 school year, the firm is continuing their commitment to sponsor teams of AmeriCorps members in Boston, New York, Providence and San Jose/Silicon Valley. Additionally the firm served as the Presenting Sponsor of City Year's National Investors Summit and is the Presenting Sponsor for City Year Boston's Starry Night Campaign.
The firm is the only partner that has supported every one of City Year's domestic sites, both as a former National Gala Sponsor and former sponsor of City Year's Red Jacket Society events, which bring together City Year's top individual investors nationwide.
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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