CYB Alumni: Boston Civic Engagement
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Since 2006, the BCE team has mobilized more than 50,000 volunteers in service to support Boston schools and communities.
Along the way, we've collected an ancient wizard van named Vandalf, many pairs of pant paints, and lots of wonderful memories! We're very excited to be joining City Year Boston's Starry Night Campaign, and remember the bright spots from our time on BCE.
Check out the gallery below to see our teams and events throughout the years. If you have any pictures you want to share, please email them to us to add to the gallery!
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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Red Jacket Weekend at Madison Park High School in 2015!
Shoutout to the Irvines for sharing this lovely photo of painting the locker room at Madison Park in 2015 with BCE as part of Red Jacket Weekend!
Current team of superstars
Not pictured: Charlie the Cat
So many slurps for these derps
Continuing the B-Boy legacy
The B-Boy-est of the B-Boys
A team of house elves & mischief makers
When your first week has two service days in it, you earn your paint pants pretty quickly!
Award winners and keepers of the Clubhouse
Nothing better than horsing around after a service day!
BCE-ers preferred way to spend the hours of 8 - 11 PM
Teambuilding at the beginning of the year: when you've just met, why not hop in a canoe?
Enjoying some team time on the Cape before graduation!