This past week, I had the opportunity to sit with a group of rising Boston 9th grader girls, who were both graduates of our 8th Grade Academy program and summer interns at Citizen Schools. We gathered to talk about their experience with us and the ways in which Citizen Schools is – and isn’t yet – fulfilling its promise to help middle school students launch confidently into their high school years.
This summer, Citizen Schools welcomed its first cohort of Alumni High School Interns to its headquarters at 308 Congress St in Boston. Through a competitive application process, four Eighth Grade Academy alumni were selected, out of a pool of over 20 candidates, to participate in the inaugural High School Summer Internship Program.
Boston, Mass—August 1, 2017 – Today, Citizen Schools, a national nonprofit that partners with public schools to provide academic enrichment in underserved communities in four states, is announcing a major financial investment of $500,000 from Google.org, bringing the company’s total support of Citizen Schools to over $4.5 million