Connected the Higginson Lewis K-8 School to:

City Year whose corps members work in grades 3 to 7 to improve attendance and English and math skills.
Whittier Street Health Center to increase access to high quality primary care.
Boston Architectural College (BAC) Gateway Program student team working under supervision of an experienced architect to conduct an assessment of the school building and recommend improvements to make the facilities a more supportive learning environment.
Foundation for Small Voices to organize a chorus of 30 children during an 8-week pilot program to be followed up in subsequent years with a year-long choral program.

Connected the Higginson K-2 School to:

Friends of the Children whose mentors are working with 12 at-risk students starting in kindergarten and will support them through high school.
Families First, only one of four schools within BPS to be selected for this family engagement pilot program.
BAC Gateway Team to assess the facilities.

Connected the David Ellis K-5 School to:

Generations Inc. who recruited local seniors and is working with students on reading and literacy skills.
Urban Edge provided $10,000 in funding to meet the Ellis School first-year match requirement for Generations Inc. The school’s Principal Cynthia Jacobs Tolbert has included the second year match funds in the school’s budget.
GBAC Gateway Team completed building assessment and recommended improvements.
Foundation for Small Voices organized a chorus of 30 children during an 8-week pilot program to be followed up in subsequent years with a year-long choral program.