City Year Boston
While Boston’s nickname is The Hub, known for being a vibrant center for academia, business, tech and medicine, some students in Boston face significant challenges every day. Together we can help students build on their strengths and thrive.
Sponsor a team of AmeriCorps members and make a difference in the Boston community. Our Team Sponsor Program offers a unique opportunity to engage with City Year Boston AmeriCorps members and build a connection with a specific Boston school and its students. Your company’s team of 8-15 corps members will provide critical academic and social-emotional support to students who can benefit most from the extra time and attention City Year provides. By partnering with City Year, your company can:
Impact Your Community
- Maximize your investment in Boston students by supporting an entire City Year team and school community.
- Build a direct connection with a specific Boston school and its students.
- Receive regular updates on your team’s progress throughout the school year.
- Build employee engagement through participation in a customized service event for up to 100 volunteers.
- Participate in optional engagement events at your school such as report card conferencing or attendance incentive parties for students.
Enhance Your Brand
- Position your company as a socially active leader in Boston through recognition on your team’s City Year uniform.
- Become a part of your team’s brand identity (i.e. The Staples, Inc. Team serving with the Curley K-8 School)
- Engage in cross-promotional publicity opportunities throughout the year.
The impact that City Year has on students & teachers is striking, leading to increased attendance, stronger academic performance and better behavior in school. City Year is changing lives across our country every day, and Bain Capital is proud to join with all of you in supporting this organization.
Support proven strategies to help more students graduate high school. City Year AmeriCorps members focus on key early warning indicators to monitor student progress, so that the right students receive the right interventions, ensuring that more students graduate ready for college and career success. Program Sponsors support teams of corps members and their service in math, literacy, attendance, social-emotional learning, extended day programming, or one-on-one relationship building.
Corporate Service Opportunities
Our service model is developed around the idea that a student’s educational experience is defined by a variety of factors, in addition to academics. In addition to the academic supports City Year Boston provides, teams of corps members in schools partner with leadership to help foster a welcoming, positive school climate.
The Boston Civic Engagement Team is an extension of that service. Seven second-year AmeriCorps members organize and lead service projects across Boston, brightening school hallways with a fresh coat of paint, beautifying walls with inspirational murals, and providing students and classrooms with valuable resources to enhance their school experience.
Our volunteer engagement program brings together over 2,500 professionally managed volunteers each year. If your company is interested in joining the Civic Engagement Team for a service event with City Year Boston, please contact us.
City Year Boston hosts several events that convene hundreds of professionals from the Greater Boston area.
For a list of our current corporate partners, click here.
The City Year Boston Seven Generations Board is a volunteer group of motivated citizens of Greater Boston, who are committed to supporting and promoting City Year Boston and its corps members, as well as national service as a whole. Members serve as beacons in the Boston community who “shine a light” by being advocates and champions for citizen service and equity in education. Members gather once a year for an annual meeting, and plug in to various volunteer and social events throughout the year, all designed around supporting the service of our City Year AmeriCorps members.
The Women’s Leadership Network (WLN) is a new giving society for women leaders in Boston who make an annual contribution of $1,000 or more. Members are invited to City Year’s community and service events as well as exclusive WLN-only events, which provide opportunities for members to network with each other and connect with City Year Boston’s work in a variety of ways. Learn more about the Women’s Leadership Network opportunities here.
The Ambassador Circle is a volunteer group of socially conscious and motivated young professionals who are committed to advancing the mission and values of City Year. Members will have the opportunity to connect with peers, engage in meaningful volunteer opportunities, and develop leadership skills, while making a positive impact on our community and the students of Boston. Exclusive engagement opportunities include access to special events, networking opportunities with City Year Board leadership, school-based volunteer projects, and professional development programming.
Alumni: Are you an alumni community member looking to build your “leadership after City Year?” Start by updating your profile to receive timely updates on corps happenings and invitation to events and alumni-specific initiatives. If you’re interested in joining our dynamic Alumni Board or one of three committees who lead on relationship-building within the alumni community, reach out to Kirsten af Klinteberg at email@example.com.
Boston Marathon: Please contact us if you would like to join our John Hancock Nonprofit Program Boston Marathon team to run the Boston Marathon while supporting student success and City Year’s AmeriCorps members.
Service and Volunteering: Service opportunities include mentoring, physical service at Boston Public Schools, report card conferencing, and more.