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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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  • Mack Navarro for the push ups May 2020 $52.50
  • Helen Lee May 2020 $50.00
  • Alexandra Diorio Thank you City Year Boston for the work you do and for helping to shape me into the person I am today. May 2020 $50.00
  • Jelyn Masa Donating on behalf of my dear grandmothers: loving, kind, and wise teachers inside and outside of the classroom. We miss and love you! Mahal namin kayo! Palanggà ka námon! May 2020 $100.00
  • Hannah Rosenberg May 2020 $26.25
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  • Philjay Solar Thank you City Year Boston for all the memories and new long life friends I made as well as all the struggles, laughs, and achievements I helped the students go through of the Curley K-8. Forever grateful and hope future change agents can do the same. May 2020 $105.00
  • Jelyn Masa Donating on behalf of my dear grandmothers: loving, kind, and wise teachers inside and outside of the classroom. We miss and love you! Mahal namin kayo! Palanggà ka námon! May 2020 $100.00
  • Jason Bonilla May 2020 $100.00
  • Mack Navarro for the push ups May 2020 $52.50
  • Anonymous Donation in support of Philjay Solar. Hope to help fund this program to close the educational gap and help shape amazing individuals like Philjay. May 2020 $52.50
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