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As the nation’s longest-running school desegregation program, METCO strives to be a leader within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and across the nation to promote school diversity, close the achievement gap, and overcome racial barriers.
The South End Technology Center @ Tent City (The Tech Center) is a collaborative venture between the Tent City Corporation (TCC) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The South End Technology Center provides an open and free to use Fabrication Lab to all participants. Since 2003 through the Learn 2 to Teach to learn program. Youth have learned important technology skills by using 3d printers, laser cutters, engravers, etc. This summer, the technology center plans to host a paid session where learners are encouraged to use the fabrication tools to complete a passion project.
Youth leadership in improving the health of the community.
Chinatown Main Street is responsible for beautifying the district, recruiting new businesses, retaining and strengthening existing businesses, and drawing people into the district to shop, maintain safety and promote cleanliness in the community.
Youth Enrichment Services (YES) is a private, nonprofit organization which provides affordable and impactful sports-based youth development and leadership programming for Boston children and teens. Founded in 1968 by Richard Williams, YES believes deeply in the transformative power of engaging youth in active outdoor activities. YES is dedicated to serving Boston youth with a targeted focus on reaching low-to-moderate income children and teens in Dorchester, Roxbury, and Mattapan. YES currently serves more than 1,600 children and teens annually through year-round opportunities which include: Operation Snowsports (Winter), Outdoor Adventure (Fall/Spring/Summer), YES Academy (Year-Round), and Track & Field (Year-Round).
The Recreation Assistant position is responsible for working with an adult Program Director to supervision a recreation area (gym, pool, gamesroom, arts, outdoor athletic area, music, teen center, etc.) and assisting with programs as needed. The Kids Cafe Assistant position is responsible for working with the Kids Café Director to prepare an a.m. breakfast and afternoon lunch for members. Will also assist maintaining kitchen and storage areas with supervision of members while in the program. The Maintenance Assistant will work with the Facilities Director and Building Custodian to complete a daily list of maintenance projects.
Dorchester Bay Youth Force is a community organizing and leadership development program for teens in Dorchester, Roxbury, and surrounding neighborhoods in Boston. During the summer and school year, Youth Force hires teams of youth community organizers to work together to make a positive change in their communities. As a community organizer, you will participate in trainings and discussions to learn about your community, talk about different issues that impact you and your peers, and build skills in active listening, public speaking, project planning, and more. You will be responsible for working with your teammates to identify an issue in your community and come up with an original project to address the issue. Past projects have included a digital magazine on climate change and a virtual event to advocate for curriculum changes in Boston schools, including ethnic studies, mental health education, LGBTQ+-inclusive education, and sexual assault prevention education. You will also be responsible for attending community events and participating in other actions for social change.
*This position requires and additional application: https://forms.gle/mFHHoNXrEGvh7e149 *
Established in 1968, IBA is a non-profit organization whose original mission focused on addressing the displacement of low-income Puerto Rican families due to urban development in the South End neighborhood of Boston. Over the past half-century, IBA has grown into a dynamic Community Development Corporation that cultivates and preserves culturally diverse affordable housing communities and provides residents with opportunities to reach their full potential through innovative programmatic offerings. In addition to developing the Villa Victoria (Victory Village) community and securing 667 units of affordable housing, IBA administers five community programs: Preschool, Youth Development, Financial Empowerment, Resident Services, and Arts Program. Annually, IBA’s programs serve over 1,100 people. IBA is a national model for the integration of affordable housing with comprehensive, culturally responsive and bilingual (English/Spanish) programming strengthened by social supports. The organization’s Youth Development Program prepares participants for college, professional careers, and involvement in the community by developing leadership abilities, self-confidence, positive relationships, and job skills through participation in high-quality learning experiences. The strength of the program relies on an arts-integrated approach, allowing young people to learn, explore and express themselves in non-traditional ways. IBA's Peer Leaders partake in arts education, civic engagement, life skills, and job readiness workshops in which they study social justice issues and learn through various artistic disciplines, such as photography, poetry, painting, and dance.
The mission of St. Stephen's Youth Programs is to promote equity in education, employment, and opportunity through long-term relationships with youth and their families and communities. Our out-of-school time programs keep young people safe and healthy within a supportive community and strengthen critical thinking through academics and enrichment. In our elementary and middle school after school programs, young people receive tutoring, mentoring, and enrichment programming. Counselors-in-Training (CITs) play a key role in building relationships with young people and helping us live our mission. In addition to working with young people, CITs also receive on going training, support, and programming specifically for teens.
Position: Youth Ubuntu Project (YUP) Core Leader Overview Center to Support Immigrant Organizing (CSIO) and African Community Economic Development of New England (ACEDONE) are hiring high school students to be Youth Ubuntu Project (YUP) Core Leaders in a summer 2019 leadership and solidarity program. The students will work in a team to: - Facilitate and lead peer-workshops in schools and community groups that raise consciousness about why undocumented immigrants, Muslims and black and brown immigrants are scapegoated for our country’s problems. - Present results of a participatory action research (PAR) project among immigrant teens that documents from a student perspective the reasons behind the achievement gap facing English Learner students in the Boston Public Schools. - Bring together Latin American, Caribbean, African and Asian teens to build relationships and solidarity, develop leadership to resist unjust policies, laws and practices, and build more equitable communities and schools. - Develop and grow the Youth Ubuntu Project, contributing to the program and its planning.
Ready to Work (RTW) is Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston’s Job Readiness and Career Pathways Initiative that encourages Members and Alums to: explore their career interests and passions; build their foundational skills for life and work; apply what they are learning in real world work experiences. Our ultimate goal each year is to provide job readiness and skill development before placing our Ready To Work participants in a summer internship
OUR MISSION: WE WORK ACROSS RACE & PLACE TO DISMANTLE RACISM & WHITE SUPREMACY CULTURE & TO ADVANCE RACIAL, ECONOMIC, & SOCIAL JUSTICE Our Vision: We envision a Greater Boston where all people live with freedom and dignity, and have equitable access to resources and opportunity to shape the present and the future.
Youth Researcher - Community Voices: Speaking Truth Participate in the design, administration, and evaluation of a public health oriented, community-based participatory research project. Analyze and evaluate qualitative and quantitative data gathered during research. Attend and complete professional development, college preparatory, health and wellness themed workshops. Responsibilities: Assist with completion of final report. Collect and analyze data. Recruit and interview participants for data collection. Maintain accurate records of interviews, safeguarding the confidentiality of subjects.Summarize interviews. Manage and respond to project related email. Actively participate in project/team meetings. Participate in professional development and college preparatory themed workshops and other meetings as necessary. Prepare other reports and presentations. Travel to field sites to collect and record data specific to the theme of the study. Prepare findings for presentation and assist with data management. Write and contribute to publications. Track progress over time. Engage community partners in research. Compile data for progress reports
Educating the next generation of conservation stewards and leaders is at the heart of Zoo New England's mission and we are committed to providing meaningful experiences that will positively impact young minds. It is extremely important to Zoo New England that the program participants and guests walk away with gained knowledge about animals, the role of zoos, conservation, and career readiness. Through programming and interpretation, the zoo brings visitors one step closer to understanding the natural world while learning different steps they can take to positively impact their community and the environment around them. Teen Ambassadors are a group of 6 – 10 young people that work together to further the mission of Zoo New England. The program provides meaningful work and service related experiences to Boston youth that encourages environmental stewardship and provides leadership opportunities. Teen Ambassadors will participate in weekly after-school meetings and spend one weekend day in a department, learning about Animal Care or Education. Animal Care positions will be limited for the duration of the 2021 – 2022 school year.
Youth Guidance offers school-based group counseling programs for young people in grades 7-12. The Scholar Training Academy (STA) builds workforce development and career readiness skills. STA scholars take part in tailored leadership, personal, and academic enrichment sessions facilitated by YG staff and community partners. By the end of the program, STA scholars will gain the knowledge, tools, and resources needed to improve their readiness for postsecondary opportunities.
The YMCA of Greater Boston will partner with others to create a community of caring people to improve health and empower youth and families.
Teens in Print (TiP) is a writing program that operates on the premise of giving marginalized youth the opportunity to write about issues that matter to them while learning how to organize their thoughts, present ideas coherently and compellingly, and deepen their writing skills. We pride ourselves on being an inclusive writing program for eighth to twelfth-grade students in Boston that encourages and celebrates the diversity of thought and identity. We strive to give participants the tools to effectively share their experiences and perspectives through writing, the platform to reach decision-makers who can act on their concerns, and the knowledge to become thoughtful consumers of media. TiP believes that empowering students to explore, refine, and share their opinions is a prerequisite to creating young adults who do well in the world and for the world. TiP offers an after-school program, an intensive six-week summer program, writing and media literacy workshops for Boston teachers and community organizations, and an online platform for student writing. Recognizing the increasing importance of literacy in all occupations, TiP seeks to ensure that whatever young people choose to study, their ability to express themselves in writing will not hold them back. We empower students to use the writing process to learn, think critically, and communicate effectively. An authentic and academically sophisticated voice is a gateway for true college and career readiness. Sitting at a critical intersection of youth voice and media literacy training, we are working to build a generation of media-savvy citizens who are confident writers and critical thinkers ready for life after high school.
West End House aims to inspire and enable youth from all backgrounds, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens by ensuring that they are succeeding academically, exploring and mastering the arts, developing career readiness skills, and adopting healthy lifestyles.
Here at VietAID, we aim to provide resources and guidance with linguistic capacity, cultural competence, and accessibility woven into our approach. Our programming staff is often comprised of those who are from the very communities we serve, truly making our organization of and for the community. There is a relatability and sensitivity we apply to our approach that marks our program as uniquely qualified to serve not just the large Vietnamese American population in Dorchester, but also many of the underrepresented community members in the Boston area, including immigrants/refugees, low-income families and individuals, and others in need.
Sole Train: Boston Runs Together is a free community-building and mentoring program that uses running as a vehicle for setting and achieving seemingly impossible goals. As a supportive community of caring adults and peers, Sole Train champions young people as they realize their capacity for greatness. Students (Young Soles), grades 5-8, and adult volunteers (Old Soles) at Boston area public schools and community centers practice at their site 1-2 times a week and participate in community building events and races, leading up to Sole Train’s culminating goal: Boston’s Run to Remember, a 5 mile or half marathon race, that takes place Memorial Day Weekend.