Boston Civic Engagement Team Restoring Hyde Park Education Complex
Update on the ‘Largest Singular Site Project’ in BCE’s History
By Graham Zinger, Service Leader on the Foundation to be Named Later Boston Civic Engagement Team
The service taking place at the Hyde Park Educational Complex (HPEC) is nothing short of spectacular. “This is unquestionably the largest singular site project that City Year Boston’s Civic Engagement team has taken on,” explained Mollie Puskar, Program Manager of the Foundation to be Named Later Boston Civic Engagement team (BCE). “We’ve already committed 1,631 hours to the Hyde Park complex and we’re only at the halfway point of getting this facility back up and running.” The Hyde Park project will engage 400 volunteers over four separate service days between March 24 and June 2 to renovate the buildings to re-open in the fall as New Mission High School. BCE will oversee the painting of 13 hallways, 30 classrooms, the gym and the cafeteria. Read more and see photos.
Success in Schools: Building a Family
By Gabriel Solis, City Year AmeriCorps member serving on the Deloitte Team at the Washington Irving Middle School
Through persistence and dedication, we have been blessed to see the fruits of the hard work we have put in [at Irving Middle School]. We are connecting with our students in special ways which have allowed us to create a deep bond within our small group. Not only have we witnessed the students open up to us, but we as corps members have opened up even more in an act of reciprocal devotion toward one another. We have become a group of brothers and sisters; a special group of individuals with much to learn from one another. Read more on the City Year Boston Blog.
Words from the Community
“Even in 1994, City Year was about revealing the tree within the seeds. You [corps members] are the trees. These [City Year alumni at Wheelock College] are trees. They are my inspiration. Red jackets are at Wheelock, and they are inspiring a world of good.”
-Adrian Haugabrook, Vice President of Enrollment Management at Wheelock College addressing the corps as part of the Learning from Leaders series on March 23
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Corps Member Spotlight
Written by Samantha Suarez, serving on the State Street Foundation Team at Tobin K-8 School
Working in Boston throughout my college years, I have come to love Boston’s communities and schools. I saw the amount of change that teachers, administrators, and staff could accomplish together within a school, a classroom, and the life of a child in just one year, and I wanted to serve in the city for a year to support them. City Year is a great organization, full of great ideas and great idealism, which is why I decided to join. I am here to make a difference in someone’s life. Read Sam's story and past spotlights here.
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