City Year & MFS Investment Management

Since 1999, MFS has helped to deploy City Year Boston AmeriCorps members in support of schools across the city, providing key academic and social-emotional supports to tens of thousands of students. This includes sponsorship of the City Year teams at the Hennigan K-8 School in Jamaica Plain and McCormack Middle School in Dorchester since 2016. Hundreds of MFS volunteers have also dedicated their time and energy in support of our work, from painting hallway murals to assembling supply kits for teachers. Whether sponsoring our Women's Leadership Breakfast or sending helping hands to our annual Holiday Service Day, MFS never fails to lead with enthusiasm and empathy. City Year is grateful to count MFS - the nation's oldest mutual fund company - as one of only two Dual Team Sponsors in Boston and one of our closest, most established corporate partners.

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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