Support City Year's Work During the Pandemic

Join the City Year’s Red Jacket Society (RJS), a community of philanthropic individuals and families who believe in the power of the City Year jacket to help students and schools succeed, in raising much needed funds to support their work with Boston Public School students now.

Thank you to our current Red Jacket Society members!

Amy and David Abrams
Julie and Kevin Callaghan
Scott Collins
The Edgerley Family Foundation
Diane and Neil Exter
Jeannie and Jonathan Lavine
The Lovett-Woodsum Foundation
Marion and David Mussafer
The Salah Foundation
Molly K. Shannon

Robin and Perry Traquina

Michelle and Robert Atchinson
Patti Jeanne and Kevin Barry
Rachael Bradley
Sally and David Dornaus
Carol and Stephen Geremia
Jackie and Blair Hendrix
Melanie and Stephen Hoffmeister
Barbara and Amos Hostetter, Jr.
Dianne and Bill Ledingham
The Palmer Family

Anonymous (3)
Susan and Kenneth Abrams
Kristen and Jim Atwood
Diane Buhl and Mark Polebaum
Kathleen Burke
Susan and Topher Callahan
Kathy and Joe Capraro
Kelly and John Carroll
Ronnie and Reed Chisholm
Beth and Gerard du Toit
Barbara and Michael Eisenson
The Epstein Family
Valerie and Mark Friedman
Anne Helgen and Michael Gilligan
Beth and Larry Greenberg
Jessica Greenfield and Paul Hummel
Donna and Stephen Hackley
Jill Hai and Marc Rubenstein
Julie and Jordan Hitch
Andrea and Frederick Hoff
Mary Jo and Brian Hogan
Allison Horne and Peter Riehl
Ilene and Richard Jacobs
Ralph and Janice James
Suzette and David Johnson
Rosabeth Moss Kanter
Pam and Arthur Kelleher
Kate and Jamie Kellogg
Mary Beth and Adam Kirsch
Lisa and Stephen Lebovitz
Lisa and Eran Lobel
Ellie and Philip Loughlin
Kristin and Paul Marcus
Fred Maynard
Sarah Maynard
Kate and Warren Mead
Jeannette Mills
Erin and Matt Murphy
Elin and Larry Neiterman
Michelle and Ted Noon
Bill O’Malley
Anne and Stephen Peacher
Mary Beth and Bob Persons
Christina Reynolds and Alvin Reynolds, Jr.
Kelly and Joe Rogers
Rohini and Ravinder Sakhuja
Betsy and Will Shields
Eileen and John Sivolella
Beth and Tom Sorbo
Stephanie and Brian Spector
Trina and Newcomb Stillwell
Geraldine Acuna Sunshine and Gabriel Sunshine
Carol and Lee Tesconi
Anne and Brian Trinque
The Westra Family
Kavindi Wickremage and Patrick McDonagh
Shelley and Greg Why
Rabia Zafar and Mohammed Anjarwala

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?

Our Supporters

  • Eric Scheuermann November 2020 $500.00
  • Sangita thakore June 2020 $250.00
  • Martha O'Connor June 2020 $262.50
  • Michael and Karen Hawley Miles June 2020
  • Michelle and Denis Mendoza June 2020
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  • Kavindi Wickremage Please note that the donation is from Kavindi Wickremage and Patrick McDonagh May 2020 $10,500.00
  • Marc Rubenstein May 2020 $10,000.00
  • Kate and Jeff Thibault Thanks Trinques for supporting CityYear! May 2020 $2,000.00
  • Daniel Fradkin CityYear: Thank you for all that you do for deserving students around the country. May 2020 $1,818.00
  • Katie Sullivan Thank you for being such a champion and leader!! xo May 2020 $1,050.00
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