Urban College of Boston awarded $350,000

Urban College of Boston (UCB) is one of the local nonprofits sharing in Cummings Foundation’s $25 million grant program in 2019. The Boston-based organization has been awarded a $350,000 Sustaining Grant, to be disbursed over 10 years. Caitlin Callahan, Director of Development, and Arlene Wilhite, UCB Student, represented the college at a May 2 awards night at TradeCenter 128 in Woburn.   Urban College of Boston is a private, non-profit, two-year college granting Associate of Arts degrees in Early Childhood Education, General Studies, and Human Services Administration, and offering nearly 20 certificates. Committed to accessibility and affordability, UCB provides daytime, … Continue reading

Boston Public Schools to begin planning and engagement process for numerous school expansions, reconfigurations

BOSTON — Tuesday, May 21, 2019 — Today, Boston Public Schools (BPS) Interim Superintendent Laura Perille announced the beginning of a community planning and engagement process around significant updates to BuildBPS, the district’s 10-year education and facilities master plan, which calls for additional school grade reconfigurations and expansions, and construction of new school buildings.   The primary goals of BuildBPS include modernizing school facilities; minimizing school transitions for students by adopting two preferred grade configuration models of K-6/7-12 and K-8/9-12; increasing access to classroom seats in neighborhoods with the most need; addressing declining enrollment and sustainability of the few remaining middle … Continue reading

Boston Renaissance Charter School honors school’s moms

Boston Renaissance Charter Public School recently honored the school’s moms and guardians with its annual “Muffins and More for Moms” event at the school. The special event honored the mothers, grandmothers, aunties, and other female role models in students’ lives with over 200 guests in attendance! The program included inspirational speakers, guided relaxation exercises, a live performance by the Voices of Renaissance Chorus, raffle prizes and of course, delicious breakfast treats for all. It was so nice to see the women in the school community have time for dialogue and fellowship. Please follow and like us:

Brooke Charter Schools awarded $350,000 from Cummings Foundation

Boston, MA (May 7) – Brooke Charter Schools is one of the local nonprofits sharing in Cummings Foundation’s $25 million grant program in 2019. The Boston-based charter public school network has been awarded a $350,000 Sustaining Grant, to be disbursed over 10 years in support of their computer science program. Jon Clark, network co-director, and Hagar Berlin, Chief Development Officer, represented Brooke Charter Schools at a May 2 awards night at the TradeCenter 128 in Woburn. Brooke Charter Schools is a network of high-performing public charter schools in Boston, MA with a mission to provide an academically rigorous public education … Continue reading

Department of Mental Far merits launches new public awareness campaign, Isaac’s Story, during Children’s Mental Far merits Week

The Department of Mental Far merits today launched a new public awareness campaign geared at children to begin the conversation about mental health during an event  at the Sarah Greenwood School in Dorchester as part of Children’s Mental Far merits Awareness Week. “Different Kinds of Hurt: Isaac’s Story” is a comprehensive campaign for elementary school-aged children featuring a video and illustrated book to help destigmatize and reframe how students talk about mental health. Teachers will also receive a host of resources to encourage discussion in the classroom. The campaign highlights a conversation between two classmates about the “different kinds of hurting”. One student goes to an emergency room for a fall. … Continue reading