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Team Citizen Schools, 2013 Boston Marathon

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BENEFITING: CITIZEN SCHOOLS INC

ORGANIZER: CITIZEN SCHOOLS INC

EVENT: 2013 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 15, 2013

Melissa Aureli

THE STORY:

CITIZEN SCHOOLS INC wrote -

Thanks to the John Hancock Nonprofit Program, Citizen Schools has received 4 bib numbers for the 2013 Boston Marathon to be held on Monday, April 15, 2013!

These numbers will be used to raise much needed funds to help Citizen Schools close the opportunity and achievement gaps for low-income middle schools students in Massachusetts. In Boston, more than 80% of students served by Citizen Schools come from low-income families and identify as racial or ethnic minorities. Most students are struggling in school when they enter our program, and a significant number come from families who have recently immigrated to the United States or speak a language other than English at home. In the communities where we work, academic proficiency and graduation rates are far below state averages and young people need additional support in order to stay on track for success during the challenging middle school years. Over the past several decades, it has become clear that additional resources and standard strategies are not enough to change the course for high-need students. On the 2011 NAEP assessment in reading (aka the Nation’s Report Card), just 34% of 8th grade students earned scores that qualified them as proficient. Results in some urban districts were even poorer, including Boston where just 27% of students achieved proficiency.

An educational challenge of this depth and scale restricts opportunity for individuals and drains resources from society. Students who fail in our schools are far more likely to fail in the job market, and dropouts are more likely to require extensive and expensive social supports without contributing to the workforce or the tax base. One study calculated the social cost of each dropout at $260,000. Citizen Schools believes that all children deserve a high-quality education that prepares them to reach their goals. We strive to provide programming that is relevant and connects students with the resources and experiences they need for success in school, college, and careers.

Those who participate as part of Team Citizen Schools in the 2013 Boston Marathon will play a critical role in raising funds for our important cause! Visit our web site to learn more, or contact us if you have questions!

$2,706

MONEY RAISED
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  • Melissa

    $200

  • Jeanne Kelly Brown

    $50

  • Linda O'Brien

    $50

  • Carol DeSouza

     

  • Brian Corcoran

    $100

  • Joel Slotkin

    $25

  • SueEllen

    $25

  • Emily Mearn

     

  • Gerry Y @ Garnet Construction

    $25

  • CRAIG DONOHUE

    $25

  • Fred Barr Turner Construction

    $25

  • C/W Design Group, Inc.

    $100

  • Rachel Marrano

    $30

  • Bob Sullivan

    $25

  • Paul Williams

    $50

  • Central Ceilings, Inc.

    $100

  • A & A Move Consultants

    $50

  • Craig Hughey

    $50

  • Stan Glushik

    $50

  • paula quan

    $50

  • Jeanne Bossanelli

    $25

  • Lynn, Ross, Ben, and Michael

    $50

  • Debra Friedman

     

  • Jessica Finch

    $75

  • Tracy Magram & Brian Donnellan

    $75

  • John Connors

    $35

  • Diana Rooney

    $10

  • Maeve Michaela Siobhan & Jeff, Amy Joan Aureli

    $50

  • The Simpson Family

    $50

  • Michael McGowan

    $50

  • The Rubley

    $100

  • Fasenmyer Foundation (Thanks to Ernie Taylor)

    $1,000

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Boston Marathon News on Twitter John Hancock on Facebook Go to the 2013 Boston Marathon Event Page

The Team: $24,292 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Rosemary Reilly

Amount Raised

$6,750

Fundraiser Title

Caroline Dabney

Amount Raised

$6,306

 

126% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Neal Dunn

Amount Raised

$6,050

 

121% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Melissa Aureli

Amount Raised

$2,706

Fundraiser Title

Emily McCann

Amount Raised

$2,250

Donor Comments

Fasenmyer Foundation (Thanks to Ernie Taylor)

Fasenmyer Foundation (Thanks to Ernie Taylor)

DONATION: $1,000

5 years ago

The Rubley

The Rubley

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Michael McGowan

Michael McGowan

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

The Simpson Family

The Simpson Family

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Maeve Michaela Siobhan & Jeff, Amy Joan Aureli

Maeve Michaela Siobhan & Jeff, Amy Joan Aureli

DONATION: $50

Go Mom! Go Melis! Happy to support Citizen Schools and fund your race registration because we believe in you! 5 years ago

Diana Rooney

Diana Rooney

DONATION: $10

5 years ago

John Connors

John Connors

DONATION: $35

5 years ago

Tracy Magram & Brian Donnellan

Tracy Magram & Brian Donnellan

DONATION: $75

We're routing for u M! you're the best and we're so proud of you! 5 years ago

Jessica Finch

Jessica Finch

DONATION: $75

Go Melissa!!!! I'll be cheering you on for the last stretch, either in Coolidge Corner or at Comm Ave and Hereford. You rock girlie!! 5 years ago

Debra Friedman

Debra Friedman

5 years ago