Public Event

Mobilizing for Opportunity

Connecting Low-Income College Students to Internships and Good First Jobs


March 11, 2021

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM



Join us for the release of a new research report on the labor market experiences of recent college graduates from the Boston Public Schools. The report, authored by researchers from the Boston Private Industry Council, Burning Glass Technologies and NextGen Talent, examines how well graduates of local four-year colleges and universities are connecting to internships and landing “that good first job” after graduation. The research also assesses the existing capacity in Greater Boston to provide students with comprehensive career supports and offers recommendations to strengthen their connections to the workforce.


Orlando Watkins, Vice President for Programs, The Boston Foundation  

Opening Remarks
Dr. Brenda Cassellius, Superintendent, Boston Public Schools

Presentation of Report 
Susan Goldberger, Senior Product Advisor, Burning Glass Technologies
Joseph McLaughlin, Director of Research and Strategy, Boston Private Industry Council

Employer Response
Paul Francisco, Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer, State Street Corporation 

Panel Discussion
Antoniya Marinova, Assistant Director, Education to Career, The Boston Foundation (Moderator)
Lila Neel, Program Manager—Project Onramp, Life Science Cares
Norma Rey-Alicea, Founding Director, NextGen Talent
Ginette Saimprevil, Executive Director, Bottom Line Massachusetts

Four young people sitting indoors in a row, 3 of them writing in notebooks in their laps, one looking up and in front of her.
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