News | September 18

The Fall Give Back has begun!

November 

After School Workshops

About Breakthrough Greater Boston: BTGB works to improve educational equity by inspiring excitement for learning, creating paths to college, and promoting careers in education. BTGB is unique from other college access programs in that we offer a comprehensive academic support that intervenes early (before 7th grade) and offers six-years of programming through a Students Teaching Students model, featuring near-peer instruction and mentoring.

How you can help: Does your company have an act you’d like to take on the road? We are looking for small company groups to put on science workshops for students at one of Breakthrough Greater Boston’s after school programs.

Location: Cambridge

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November 8

Bookstore Shift 

About More Than Words: More Than Words empowers youth who are in foster care, court involved, homeless, or out of school to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business. Youth earn a job managing our online, retail, pop-up, and wholesale bookselling businesses, while developing critical skills and work experience.

How you can help: Work alongside MTW youth to process, scan and distribute inventory in their social enterprise bookstore, groups do all the operations and get a tour, lots of youth engagement

Commitment: 11:00 am- 1:30 pm

Location: Boston

We are looking for: 10-12 people

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November 20

First Thanksgiving 

About The International Institute of New England: The International Institute of New England was founded in 1918 to welcome immigrants to Massachusetts. Today 2,000 refugees and immigrants participate annually in resettlement, education, case management, cultural orientation and job training programs at IINE’s three service sites in two states to insure refugees and immigrants are able to fulfill their dreams and contribute to New England’s growth and prosperity.

How you can help: We are looking for a company willing to host a “First Thanksgiving” potluck for recent immigrants to the US for the International Institute of New England.

Commitment: Company will provide a space from 5:00- 7:00 pm as well as encourage employees to bring in potluck dishes to share with IINE ESOL students.

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December

Career Speed Dating

About College Bound Dorchester:  College Bound Dorchester uses education to end generational urban poverty, providing gang-involved youth (they call Core Influencers) with a college-focused education to unlock their power and influence for change. College Bound provides the skills and support for Core Influencers to turn away from the “street corners” for good and use their influence to shift social norms in their neighborhoods – decreasing crime, and increasing educational attainment and employment for all.

How you can help: We are looking for a company willing to host 15 students from College Bound Dorchester and recruit volunteers from across your organization for some career exploration “speed dating.” CBD students want to know how you got where you are today- what you wanted to be when you grew up, what you went to school for, any road blocks you encountered along the way- everything that makes up your story and can help guide them as they start their’s!

Commitment: Office space from 10:30 am-12:00 pm, volunteer recruitment

Location: Your office!

We are looking for up to fifteen volunteers!

Learn more about College Bound Dorchester! 

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December  5  

Mock Interviews

About Year Up:Year Up Greater Boston delivers a rigorous 12-month employment-training program, which combines hands-on technical and professional skill development, stipends, professional internships, and wraparound services.   Within four months of graduation, at least 85% of our students are employed earning an average wage of $16.50/hour and/or enrolled in postsecondary education.

How you can help: Join us at Year Up Greater Boston for a mock interview night where volunteers will interview 3-4 students. Volunteers provide critical feedback on the students’ strengths and growth areas in the interview process.

Commitment: 1:00-3:30 pm

Location: Boston

We are looking for:15- 30 volunteers

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December 19th

Cookin’ and Carolin’ with CASPAR

About CASPAR:CASPAR has built a comprehensive array of outreach, shelter, stabilization, and residential programs in Cambridge and Somerville.They focus on programs that are safe, accessible, and supportive and that meet the needs of a diverse population of high-risk men and women, most of whom are uninsured and indigent.

How you can help: Get the shelter in the holiday spirit by cooking  festive meal and joining the residents in some Holiday carols!

Location: Cambridge

We are looking for: 10 volunteers

Learn more about CASPAR!

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Ongoing Opportunities

 

IT Department Internships

About Just-A-Start:  JAS is a community development corporation dedicated to building the housing security and economic stability of low- to moderate-income people in Cambridge and nearby communities. Through comprehensive and integrated programs, JAS creates and maintains affordable housing, provides housing resources and services, offers education and workforce training, and builds community engagement.  Just-A-Start’s Information Technology (IT) Careers Program is a free educational and career skills program that prepares individuals for Computer User Support Specialist positions in a business environment. Students gain knowledge and hands-on experience in Computer Hardware, Windows OS support, Networking techniques, Help Desk-targeted skills such as trouble-shooting and critical thinking and Business Communication.

How you can help: Host an intern!  Internships provide students with on the job training and the professional networks needed to secure permanent employment.

Commitment: Fall

Learn more about the Just-A-Start IT Career program!

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Become a Citizen Teacher

About Citizen Schools: Citizen Schools partners with public middle schools to provide a combination of academic support; high school, college and career readiness activities; and ten-week apprenticeships led by corporate and community volunteers. Their mission is to close the cyclical opportunity gap facing many of our students. They generate moments of discovery, and connect those sparks with steps students can take to pursue their dreams.

How you can help: We’re recruiting “Citizen Teachers” from the life sciences community to teach middle school students in Somerville after-school courses in Social Entrepreneurship, Design Thinking, or Science Experiments. Volunteers teach for 90 minutes each week for 11 weeks and receive up-front training, weekly lesson-plan assistance, and are paired with a trained Citizen Schools AmeriCorps Teaching Fellow for on-going in-class support. Gather a group of volunteers from your organization OR reach out and let us know you’re interested and we can put together teams.

Commitment: Tuesday OR Thursday afternoons, 3:30-5:00 pm for 11 weeks at a Somerville Middle East

Location:  Somerville Community School OR Winter Hill Somerville

We are looking for: Two groups of 3 volunteers

Learn more about Citizen Schools! 
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No Sew Fleece Blankets

About Nurtury:

Nurtury gives Greater Boston’s youngest children in need, birth to age five, the opportunity to reach their full potential by investing in school readiness, promoting healthy development, and strengthening families.  At six early learning centers and 118 Family Child Care sites, Nurtury provides robust educational programming, which is designed to develop children’s social/emotional, physical, and cognitive skills in safe, nurturing environments.

How you can help: Get a team together and make special no-sew fleece blankets for the children at Nurtury! We will provide the instructions and materials, we ask that interested companies cover the cost of supplies.

Location: Your office!

Learn more about Nurtury!

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After School Workshops

About Breakthrough Greater Boston: BTGB works to improve educational equity by inspiring excitement for learning, creating paths to college, and promoting careers in education. BTGB is unique from other college access programs in that we offer a comprehensive academic support that intervenes early (before 7th grade) and offers six-years of programming through a Students Teaching Students model, featuring near-peer instruction and mentoring.

How you can help: Does your company have an act you’d like to take on the road? We are looking for small company groups to put on science workshops for students at one of Breakthrough Greater Boston’s after school programs.

Location: Cambridge

Learn more about Breakthrough Greater Boston!

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Big Brother Big Sister Mentor 2.0             

How you can help: Mentor2.0 is a one-to-one mentoring program operated by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay that provides transformative support for low-income and first-generation high school students to prepare them for high school success, college matriculation and workforce readiness. This program makes it easier than ever to become a mentor through weekly online communication and monthly in-person meetings during the school year at either Boston Green Academy in Brighton or the Edward Kennedy Academy of Health Careers in the Fenway.

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The Possible Project 1,000 Laptop Challenge

Life Science Cares has set a goal of collecting 1,000 used laptops for The Possible Project’s We Sell Possible student business. Using the donated equipment and reselling it online, students learn all facets of a business including research, item listing, customer service & correspondence, merchandising, digital photography, sales, packaging and shipping.

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Share Your Story

A number of our partners regularly seek guest speakers to share personal career journeys and general reflections of working in the life science industry. If you or someone you know is a woman or minority professional willing to share your story with one of our partners please reach out to us to find an opportunity that is right for you!

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Host a company tour, networking night or special event at your office!

Hosting is an excellent way to introduce the young adults and children in our partner’s programs to a new world. Consider hosting a mock interview day, a career exploration event, tutoring, a networking night, or take on one of our youth as an intern!

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