2016-05-02

On April 30, City Year Boston was proud to join forces with Comcast once again during Comcast Cares Day, an annual day of service mobilizing thousands of volunteers nationwide to serve their local communities. Collaborating with more than 500 volunteers in Boston from Comcast, EPIC, Easter Seals, Quincy Asian Resources and Big Sisters, and many more, City Year Boston focused on revitalizing several areas in the Codman Square neighborhood in Dorchester. Volunteers constructed Boston's first putt putt course at the Dorchester YMCA, assembled resource kits for students, and beautified spaces inside and around Tech Boston Academy and Lee Academy Pilot School.

We were especially excited to have student volunteers from the Jeremiah E. Burke High School serve alongside the City Year AmeriCorps members of the Comcast NBCUniversal team who work with them in school on a daily basis. As we and our students know, their physical environment is important to their enthusiasm for learning and coming to school, and seeing them apply this idea for students at other schools was a highlight of the day.

Thank you to Comcast for hosting this day and to all the volunteers who dedicated their Saturday to serving their community. For more details on Comcast Cares Day, see NECN's coverage, and check out more photos of the day below:

 

Above: State Representative Russell Holmes (Left) and State Senator Linda Dorcena Forry try out the newly-built putt putt course on Comcast Cares Day, April 30.

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