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Council of Champions

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THE STORY:

 

Friends-

Stop and think for a minute about all of the experiences your parents provided for you or that you have provided for your own kids:  music, art, or swimming lessons, help with homework, tutors, trips to the workplace, museums, or cultural events.  Now imagine growing up without any of those things.  Sadly, there are a lot of kids today from disadvantaged backgrounds who do just that.  I've been involved with Citizen Schools for over a decade now, having taught more than a dozen apprenticeships, and, as a member of its Massachusetts Council of Champions, having raised money and recruited volunteers.  Many of you have generously supported Citizen Schools in the past, and for that, I thank you.  Unfortunately, the "opportunity gap" between these disadvantaged Boston middle school students and their suburban counterparts, though narrowing through Citizen Schools' efforts, persists, and so Citizen Schools' work to help bridge that gap goes on.  Once again I am asking for your help in this important work.  A financial contribution will help Citizen Schools provide the additional academic support of an extended school day to thousands of students and expose them to opportunities, professions, and subjects they otherwise might not learn about.  I've included some very basic information about Citizen Schools below.  Much more can be found on its website: www.citizenschools.org

Thank you for your past support and current consideration.

Some basic Info about Citizen Schools 

Established in Boston in 1995, Citizen Schools strives to close the achievement and opportunity gaps for low-income middle school students by extending the learning day and filling the additional time with rigorous academic skill-building, hands-on apprenticeship courses and curriculum designed to prepare students to succeed in top-tier high schools and colleges.

Citizen Schools is serving high-need schools and communities in Greater Boston. Last year, four out of six of our schools were ranked among the 20% lowest performing schools statewide. In Massachusetts, our school partners - located in Charlestown, Chelsea, Dorchester, and Roxbury - are serving populations that have significant challenges to overcome, including poverty, exposure to violence, instability in housing, and access to health care.  U.S. census data shows that roughly 26% of families with children are living below the poverty level and nearly double are receiving income support, struggling to meet their children’s basic needs.

Citizen Schools has produced demonstrable results.  Students who participated graduated at a higher rate and more on time than those who didn't participate and were more likely to attend and graduate from college.

 

Massachusetts Council of Champions

The Massachusetts Council of Champions is an advocacy board of engaged Citizen Schools supporters who serve as intellectual, social, and financial champions of our work. The Council works to connect more peers and colleagues to the mission of Citizen Schools through volunteer recruitment, events and promotion. 

This year, Citizen Schools is serving over 1,400 high need students in Boston and Chelsea Public Schools. To support our continued growth in Greater Boston, Citizen Schools has relied greatly on the creativity, energy, and hard work of the Council members to recruit more apprenticeships and volunteers into the classroom.

 

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To This Fundraiser

$6,425

MONEY RAISED
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  • John Baraniak

    $500

  • Karen DiMartino

    $250

  • John Hrebec

    $100

  • Kyle Nanna

    $250

  • Emily Hodge

     

  • Marjorie Lewis Dwyer

    $50

  • Debbie Katsiroubas

    $50

  • Jess & Zach Stanley

    $100

  • Karen Fogarty

    $50

  • Nanna Siblings

    $100

  • Drew and Lindsey

    $100

  • Brenda Diana

    $1,000

  • Betsy Smith

    $25

  • Debby Barnard

    $100

  • Beth Fenner Lukaitis

    $25

  • Deborah McQuate

    $25

  • A Francisco

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Linda Goldman

    $100

  • Scott V. Truncellito

    $100

  • Kathy Henry

     

  • Jeff Conrad

    $250

  • V Canotas

     

  • Barbara Schwartz Stoddard

    $50

  • Christine, Eric and Will Savage

    $250

  • Jennie Duval

    $50

  • Thom Lavoie

    $25

  • The Plymouth Rock Foundation

    $400

  • Foley and Lardner

    $250

  • Colleen Granahan and Dan Field

    $200

  • Peter Riddle

    $100

  • Kristin O'Brien

     

  • Nan O'Connor

    $100

  • Kathy Barrett

    $25

  • Scott StCyr

    $250

  • Heidi Shepherd

    $100

  • Reed

    $50

  • Rachael Fisher

    $100

  • Mallory Sandler

    $100

  • Louie and Rocco

     

  • Annie Drapeau

    $50

  • Darlene Crete

    $25

  • Anne Craige McNay

     

  • Arthur Tzianabos

    $100

  • Plymouth Rock Foundation (Kathy Henry) Matching Gift

    $200

  • Emily Hodge

     

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129% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $19,161 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Jolie Siegel

Amount Raised

$7,586

 

95% Raised of $8,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

John Baraniak

Amount Raised

$6,425

 

129% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Barbara Serven

Amount Raised

$2,000

 

80% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Edward Thomas

Amount Raised

$1,250

 

50% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jackie Mantica

Amount Raised

$700

 

28% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Bryan Conley

Amount Raised

$200

 

8% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Betsy Smith

Amount Raised

$0

Fundraiser Title

Calvin A. Richardson

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Emily Hodge

Emily Hodge

1 year ago

Plymouth Rock Foundation (Kathy Henry) Matching Gift

Plymouth Rock Foundation (Kathy Henry) Matching Gift

DONATION: $200

2 years ago

Arthur Tzianabos

Arthur Tzianabos

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Anne Craige McNay

Anne Craige McNay

2 years ago

Darlene Crete

Darlene Crete

DONATION: $25

Grateful for people like you....thank you for making a difference for these kiddos!!! 2 years ago

Annie Drapeau

Annie Drapeau

DONATION: $50

Thanks for the work you are doing! Happy to help -no need for fb thank you's! ð 2 years ago

Louie and Rocco

Louie and Rocco

2 years ago

Mallory Sandler

Mallory Sandler

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Rachael Fisher

Rachael Fisher

DONATION: $100

Thank YOU! 2 years ago

Reed

Reed

DONATION: $50

2 years ago