THANK YOU to everyone who participated in our Summer of Service!

Together, we recruited 50+ volunteers from 20 companies who served or pledged 1,000+ hours in service of our nonprofit partners!

What’s next? Our Fall Give Back campaign– details to come!

To sign up, just email.

 

 

 

THANKS TO THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE HELPED US MEET THESE TARGETS!

 

CHALLENGE MET! 10 Farmers

July 19th, 8 am to 12 pm (social lunch afterwards optional)

Join us as we harvest fresh produce at Food for Free’s plot at Lindentree Farm in Lincoln, MA. The produce we harvest goes straight to the Pine Street Inn to provide for its guests and use in its job training programs.

 

CHALLENGE MET! 15 Mentors

August 17th, 2:30 to 5 pm

[UPDATE: Thanks to overwhelming interest, we have met this challenge! Stay tuned for possible additional opportunities with The Possible Project or check out the other #SummerofService opportunities!]

Over the first several weeks of programming, students at The Possible Project have brainstormed a business idea and built a low-resolution prototype for feedback.  Minute Mentoring is your chance to work with these talented student entrepreneurs and aid them in their design-thinking process. Each student business will spend a few minutes with each volunteer, sharing their idea and prototype to solicit constructive feedback.  After students have presented to each volunteer there will be a brief networking session where students and volunteers can learn more about each other.

 

CHALLENGE MET! 15 Sailors

[UPDATE: Thanks to overwhelming interest, we have met this challenge! Stay tuned for possible additional opportunities with College Bound Dorchester or check out the other #SummerofService opportunities!] Sail on Boston Harbor with College Bound Dorchester’s maritime apprentices as they practice their skills. Sailing experience not required! Trips to be scheduled 4-6 pm on weekdays.

 

CHALLENGE MET! 10 Cyclists

September 24th

Join the LSC Cycling Team to support Food for Free at the popular Ride for Food. Riders choose 10, 25 or 50 mile routes, and we’ll help with fundraising tools (website, template emails, etc.) and tips. Our goal is to raise $10,000.

 

CHALLENGE MET! 10 Writing Coaches

September 2017-May 2018

We’re looking for Individual Writing Coaches to be matched with Citizen Schools’ 8th graders during the capstone course, 8th Grade Academy. The program runs biweekly Wednesdays (10/11, 10/25, 11/8, 11/29, 12/13, 1/17, 1/31, 2/14, 3/7, 3/21, 4/4, 4/25, 5/9, 5/23), 2:30-4:00pm sessions at Shire’s Kendall Square location.

 

CHALLENGE [ALMOST] MET! 15 Mentors (High School)

September 2017-May 2018

Did you know that a 9th grader in the Boston Public Schools has only a 12% chance of one day graduating from college? Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mass. Bay’s Mentor2.0 is the solution. Mentor2.0 is a technology-enhanced one-to-one mentoring program that provides transformative 1-1 support for low-income and first-generation high school students to prepare them for high school success, college matriculation and workforce readiness. How it works:

-Students attend a weekly college success class taught by a BBBSMB Program Coordinator embedded in the school.

-Students and their mentors will communicate once a week around guided questions related to the college success curriculum using a proprietary web-based platform.

-Pairs will also meet in-person once a month at the school for a 2-hour group session & one-on-one time. Meetings will take place on a weeknight after work.

 

CHALLENGE [ALMOST] MET! 15 Mentors (Post-High School)

November 2017-November 2018 (Application due in September)

Each Year Up student is matched with an external mentor to provide additional support and professional guidance as they undertake their 6 months of training and 6 months of internship. Mentors act as a third party sounding board and help students keep on track. Mentors commit to 2-8 hours per month (one meeting a month, available by phone or email once a week).

 

CHALLENGE MET! 10 Farmers

September 13th, 8 am to 12 pm (social lunch afterwards optional)

Join us as we harvest fresh produce at Food for Free’s plot at Lindentree Farm in Lincoln, MA. The produce we harvest goes straight to the Pine Street Inn to provide for its guests and use in its job training programs.