This week, the staff and Board of Directors of the Boston Foundation will throw open our doors to hundreds of our closest friends, welcoming them to our Annual Meeting.
But we’ll welcome them to a very different space than we had a year ago.
What’s more important than teaching STEM in schools? Taking STEM students out.
--My 4 year-old, Audrey, referring to her little sister: “Eleanor just poked my eyeball!!”
--Me: “You’re okay sweetheart, just use your other one.”
--Audrey: “But I need them BOTH!!”
My parenting tactics aside, boy is Audrey right! I cannot recall a time when we needed both of our eyes more than we do now.
In our third "Voices of Success" post this month, we highlight the story of Elisio Depina, who began his involvement with Success Boston as a student, returned as a coach, and found both experiences had a profound impact.
On October 10th, the Massachusetts Health Council celebrated statewide public health accomplishments at their annual "Dining with the Stars" gala event at the Sheraton Boston. This year’s event was particularly exciting for us at the Boston Foundation because our longtime partner, Dr. Christina Economos, co-founder of ChildObesity180, was honored for her strong commitment to public health and improved health outcomes for children in Massachusetts and across the country.
October is "College Month" in the Boston Public Schools, so this month we are beginning a series of posts to introduce you to some of the students and coaches who are making our Success Boston partnership shine.
Success Boston coaches play a powerful role. Today, meet two of them: Fernando Rodriguez from Sociedad Latina, and Patrice Charlot of Bottom Line.
Over the course of the coming academic year, we will be sharing the insights of students and coaches from Success Boston, Boston’s citywide college completion initiative. Together, the Boston Foundation, the Boston Public Schools (BPS), the City of Boston, Boston Private Industry Council, and 37 area institutions of higher education led by UMass Boston and Bunker Hill Community College join with local nonprofit partners in an effort to double the number of BPS graduates completing college.
This week, we meet Oscar Torres, a student at UMass Boston and Juanita Tabb, a Success Counselor with Bottom Line.
It’s been a big week at the Boston Foundation.
We are honored, humbled and touched by the announcement this week that Curriculum Associates will be giving the Foundation $50 million - the largest single gift in our 102-year history. Beyond the number, though, there are three elements of this particular gift which make it even more special in our work.
This week, the Boston Foundation joined with the Boston Public Schools, and a host of other partners at Bunker Hill Community College, UMass Boston, and nonprofit partners including the Boston Private Industry Council, uAspire, the Bottom Line, and a host of other nonprofits and higher education partners to kick off Success Boston for the 2017-2018 academic year.