Support City Year Boston’s Service in Schools

The City Year Boston Seven Generations Board is a volunteer group of successful, socially conscious and motivated citizens of Greater Boston, who are committed to supporting and promoting City Year Boston and its AmeriCorps members. 

Members “shine a light” by being advocates and champions for citizen service and equity in education. The Seven Generations Board is also the 2019-2020 sponsor of the Holmes Innovation School Team! 

Even though schools are closed due to COVID-19, we know students continue to dream big and strive for academic success. Please join our Seven Generations Board in supporting City Year Boston as we provide much-needed, flexible resources to support students in new ways and prepare to make up for time lost in the classroom when schools re-open. 

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

  • Carolyn Crandall June 2020 $105.00
  • Matthew Brownell Thanks for inviting us the other night to your virtual event, Alison. I’ve seen this group in action at my son’s school and they make a big difference! May 2020 $105.00
  • James Mowe May 2020 $100.00
  • Tanya Duncan May 2020 $262.50
  • Lisa DeMaria May 2020 $52.50
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  • Tanya Duncan May 2020 $262.50
  • Alison Graham May 2020 $250.00
  • Carolyn Crandall June 2020 $105.00
  • Matthew Brownell Thanks for inviting us the other night to your virtual event, Alison. I’ve seen this group in action at my son’s school and they make a big difference! May 2020 $105.00
  • Kelly Noonan May 2020 $105.00
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