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City Year Boston’s Starry Night gala lights up the night on May 24

700 guests will celebrate the young leaders and bright futures powered by City Year’s service 


BOSTON, Mass. (March 26, 2018) — More than 700 community champions will gather at the Westin Waterfront Hotel on Thursday, May 24th for Starry Night, a luminous evening celebrating City Year Boston. With a theme of “Illuminate”, the education nonprofit’s annual gala will highlight City Year’s young, diverse AmeriCorps members and their work helping Boston students to pursue bright futures. Guests, including leaders from top local companies and the Boston Public Schools, will be treated to a cocktail reception, seated dinner and program, and dancing.

WHAT: City Year Boston’s 2018 Starry Night: Illuminate

WHEN: Thursday, May 24, 2018 6:00 p.m. Cocktail reception – 7:30 p.m. Program and call for support

WHERE: Westin Waterfront Hotel, 425 Summer St, Boston, MA 02210

WHO: Bain Capital and City Year

The presenting sponsor of City Year Boston’s gala is Bain Capital. In Boston, Bain Capital sponsors two City Year teams, one at the Blackstone Innovation School in the South End and another at the Henry Grew Elementary School in Hyde Park. Since City Year’s inception, Bain Capital and its employees have supported the organization with more than $40 million in financial contributions and thousands of volunteer hours by the firm’s employees.

For a full list of sponsors and committee members and additional event information, visit the Starry Night website.

For Press: Members of the media should RSVP by 4pm on Wednesday, May 23 to secure access to the event. Please present press credentials upon arrival at registration. For any technical questions or logistics information, please contact Colleen Flynn, Communications Director,

Photos from past Starry Nights can be found on City Year’s Flickr.

About City Year Boston:

This year, City Year Boston has recruited, trained, and deployed 289 AmeriCorps members into service in 23 schools across the Boston Public Schools (BPS). They serve as tutors and mentors, reaching more than 12,000 students every day, and will collectively serve more than 490,000 hours over the academic year.

About City Year:

City Year is dedicated to helping students and schools succeed. City Year partners with public schools in 28 urban communities across the U.S. Diverse teams of City Year AmeriCorps members serve full-time in schools, providing high-impact student, classroom, and school-wide support to help students stay in school and on track to graduate from high school, ready for college and career success. A proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network, City Year is made possible by support from the Corporation for National and Community Service, school district partnerships, and private philanthropy from corporations, foundations and individuals.

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