Media Coverage

TisBest.org Featured Charity: Citizen Schools

BY SHARON FELICIANO ON TISBEST.ORG, SEPTEMBER 21, 2016 It’s the time of year when students and their families are settling into their back to school routines. For many of our children, the school year is enriched with plenty of time with adult mentors and enrichment activities. Unfortunately, many lower-income students do not have those same…

Program offers students credit for internships

By Sacha Pfeiffer BOSTON GLOBE | SEPTEMBER 10, 2016 An unpaid internship, Eric Schwarz likes to say, changed his life. At age 19, Schwarz took a semester off from the University of Vermont to volunteer for Gary Hart’s 1980 Senate reelection campaign. The experience gave him job skills, self-confidence, and a professional network, leading to another…

Chelsea Public Schools Annual Back To School Celebration

BY CHELSEA RECORD STAFF ON SEPT. 1, 2016 The Chelsea Public Schools held its annual Back to School Celebration on Thursday, Aug. 25, with thousands of students and families reporting to the Williams School for an afternoon of fun and free school supplies. Students met administrators and were introduced to after-school activities – not to…

How Color Blindness Has Failed Us

BY JONATHAN BRACK FOR MEDIUM.COM ON AUGUST 31, 2016 Jonathan Brack, manager of strategic partnerships at Tipping Point, recently sat down with Allison Briscoe-Smith, Ph.D., assistant professor at the Wright Institute and long-standing collaborator for Tipping Point’sMental Health Initiative, which provides mental health support to the organization’s grantees. Through trainings for case managers, literacy tutors and…

New chief named for JFK Library foundation

BY JIM O’SULLIVAN FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE ON AUGUST 30, 2016 The search for a new chief of the foundation that oversees the John F. Kennedy Library has settled on a longtime family ally with an extensive non-profit background, officials said Tuesday, capping a long period of turbulence at the iconic Dorchester institution. Steven Rothstein,…