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Leadership Program Videos
to learn about SLP and watch our promo video
our new YouTube channel, to see videos produced this summer by Lewis
Hine Documentary Fellow Erika
2010 Posse Congrats!
The City School
congratulates Niccole Kemani Williams '10 as a new Posse
Scholars as she enters Centre College in Kentucky in September
Justice for Adults
We've taught Social Justice Education to teachers,
administrators, and youth workers so they can get tools to fold
social justice into their everyday work with young people. Contact
Seth Kirshenbaum if
you'd like a Social Justice Education workshop at your school, college,
& Weekend Youth Programs
If your school or group would like a Youth Outreach Weekend
or a Prison Empowerment Project workshop, visit
Programs for details or contact Stan
Dominique for more information.
School on YouTube
Thanks to a generous grant from Adobe,
City School youth leaders participated in the Adobe Youth Voices project
and put their digital video-making skills into action! Check
it out here.
School youth leader Royal Nunes was featured in
The Boston Herald on May 5, 2008 for
"Standing up against Violence". And he received the Special
Recognition Award for Activism at the 2008 Massachusetts Victims
Rights Awards. Read more or check out
by City School grad Shane Bass, eight
youth and three adult staff travelled to New Orleans for a third
year and did some great work to assist victims of Hurricane Katrina.
you for supporting our February 16th events including our Youth-Led
Vagina Monologues fundraiser and our Love Not Jails strategy
session to move from education to action around the Prison Industrial
THANK YOU!!! We surpassed our fundraising goal
and enjoyed a beautiful event.
Radical Futures and Prospects for Freedom
Angela Y. Davis and Noam Chomsky
Moderated by Vijay Prashad
Project HIP-HOP Perform - Click Here
Foundation Movement and Company Perform - Click Here
Thank you for Celebrating
with us on May 31. The
City School's annual fundraiser & awards
ceremony. We honored three community leaders
BIG PICTURE awards...
Mothers for Justice and Equality
Reverend Jason Lydon
Community Church of Boston
Boston Women's Fund
Leadership For Social Justice
City School's Next Five Years
Learn about our plan to lead The City School into the future.
With this plan we are building on what is good at The City School
and working with focus and clarity to make it great.
The City School is a vibrant
and unique youth organization in Boston that brings together teenagers
Boston's diverse neighborhoods and outlying communities in programs
that combine creative education and critical thinking
about social justice issues with hands-on leadership, learning,
reflection and action.
goal is simple yet powerful: to transform lives and communities
by helping young people embrace difference, tackle issues head-on,
reflect, act and give back. Our model of youth work demonstrates
how we educates ourselves and others to make meaningful change in
the world around us. And it works.
Each year nearly 800 young
people come from the city and outlying communities for leadership
development and social justice education in our summer,
weekend and afterschool programs. Teens
build relationships across race, class, gender and geography; create
caring, learning communities committed to making a meaningful difference;
and use what they learn to carry out action for social change in
their neighborhoods and communities.
Our Programs In Brief...
Leadership Program is where teens
learn that individually and collectively, they are powerful agents
of social change. Sixty diverse teens unite to bridge social barriers
and empower themselves with hands-on leadership training, classroom
learning, internships at local nonprofits, and social action projects
they implement throughout the city.
in the realities of homelessness and poverty. City School youth
leaders guide the way with challenging discussions, learning games,
workshops to uncover root causes and undo sterotypes, and community
service at nearby shelters and soup kitchens.
connects people inside and outside of Massachusetts'
prisons. Youth and adult participants travel to prisons to dialogue
with volunteer inmates about the circumstances, behaviors and choices
that have caused them to be behind bars. (Taught in collaboration
with Boston Police Dept. Community Disorders Unit.)
Justice Education Institute
uses The City School's pedagogy and youth-adult
model to assist teachers, youth workers, administrators, civic leaders
and others in developing curricula and programming with a strong
social-justice-based focus. The goal is to transform our practices
and engage young people to help support youth agency, voice and
leadership. (Educators can receive Professional Development Points
through the BPS Center for Leadership Development.)
promotes youth leadership, youth power and youth action for teens
who've been through any City School program. It strengthens their
leadership skills and knowledge, provides a proactive place for
networking, and engages in youth-adult collaboration on advocacy,
service work, retreats, the Youth Summit and more.
uncovers the leadership potential in youth who are court-involved,
through workshops, leadership training and learning groups at several
DYS community re-entry sites.
614 Columbia Rd.
Dorchester, MA 02125
fax (617) 822-3073