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Starry Night 2021

The pandemic highlights how important feeling connected is for all of us. When there were forces trying to keep us separate and distanced, collectively we found ways build connectedness and remain engaged. 

As learning environments shifted over this last year, City Year’s AmeriCorps members continued to show up each and every day. Through every breakout group or office hours they hosted virtually or phone call placed to a student’s home, their commitment to creating the building blocks of connection with students never wavered.  

Join us in celebrating the unbreakable spirit of our dedicated AmeriCorps members, students, and school communities at our annual Starry Night Gala. Spend the evening with us – virtually – to connect with one another and hear from City Year AmeriCorps members, champions, and partners as we celebrate our collective commitment to Boston’s students and schools. 

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 

5:00-5:30pm: Virtual Reception 

5:30-6:00pm: Program 

Registration is required

This year’s Starry Night gala will be held on Lunchpool, a platform that makes virtual events feel like the real thing. Guests will have the opportunity to sit at virtual tables and mingle friends, colleagues, event guests, and AmeriCorps members before the event program begins.  

Starry Night is free to attend, but when you register, please consider a donation to help power our AmeriCorps members’ impact with students. Or, purchase one of the ticket options available and receive a special gift to thank you and help make Starry Night even more memorable! Our goal is to raise $500,000 to support our AmeriCorps members’ impact in classrooms for the 2021-2022 school year. 

Share Your Unbreakable Stories 

What this past year has shown us is how important feeling connected is for all of us. Before we gather together virtually for Starry Night next week and celebrate our collective commitment to Boston’s students, schools, and to each other, we want to hear from you –  

With whom do you share an unbreakable bond and how did you navigate this year and pandemic together?  Share your story and submit a brief video via VidHug. Be sure to follow us on social media as we share inspirational stories using #togetherCY. 

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, contact Mollie Puskar at 

Thank you to our Starry Night Host Committee! 


Kristen and Jim Atwood
Isabel Barros, ‘12, ‘13 

Doug Beaudoin 

Katherine and Chris Biotti 

Ronnie and Reed Chisholm 

Scott Collins 

Sally and David Dornaus 

Sandy and Paul Edgerley  

Latoyia Edwards 

Diane and Neil Exter 

Corinne and Tim Ferguson  

Melanie and Stephen Hoffmeister 

Julie Joyal and Paul Reville  

Jeannie and Jonathan Lavine  

Lisa and Stephen Lebovitz  

Dianne and Bill Ledingham 

Lisa and Eran Lobel 

Alex and Josh McCall 

Kate and Warren Mead 

Marion and David Mussafer  

Antonia and Joe Nedder 

Cynthia Orellana 

Molly Shannon 

Sam Texeira

Teresa and Aaron Von Staats 

Sophie and James Ward, ’05, ‘06 

Shelley and GregorWhy  

Janelle Woods-McNish  


Event Details
  • Event location Online
  • Event date Wednesday, May 26, 2021
  • Event time 5:00 pm EST
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