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The City School


Nature and Purpose Located in Uphams Corner, Dorchester, The City School is part of a flourishing community with a vast network of locally owned and operated businesses.  The City School works with youth from Dorchester and reaches across Boston to bring young people together across difference including as race, class, neighborhood and levels of privilege. We do this through six social justice programs that develop a young person’s leadership and communication skills through creative education, critical thinking, action and service.   The City School model in one in which youth and adults work collaboratively to learn and work toward building a more equitable Boston.

Our Mission: The City School provides out of school time programming develops and strengthens the power of youth to work toward building a just society. We do this through six programs that provide creative education and critical thinking, leadership development, action and service and promoting understanding and relationships across difference.

Our six social justice programs include: The Summer Leadership Program (SLP) a full-time, six and half week program offering academic skills and knowledge building through seminars, leadership training, hands-on community service and practical experience at community-based internships; Youth Outreach Weekends (YOW), intensive community service retreat weekends exploring issues of urban housing and homelessness; the Prison Empowerment Project (PEP), monthly educational workshops examining the criminal justice system and a prison visit for dialogue with incarcerated adults; Rose from Concrete (RfC), a weekly leadership program for court-involved youth; Grad Leaders United (GLU), intensive weekly programming and training for graduates of TCS programs as well as neighboring youth leaders seeking heightened leadership roles and advocacy projects. GLU leaders also serve as student staff in all of our programming; and the Social Justice Education Institute (SJEI), an experiential training for educators and youth workers to incorporate social justice education and action into classrooms.

To serve as mentor and guide to teenagers learning about social justice education and leadership development. More specifically, you will work alongside youth leaders as they coordinate and carry out our six year round, out-of-school-time programs as wells as Community Action Projects in which they identify a pressing community issue, create goals, objectives and carry out a project that will create positive community change.

Time Requirement
After-school hours: Monday & Wednesday, 4:30 - 7:30 pm. 
Some programming takes place on Saturdays.

PULSE students will be oriented to the program by the directors of assigned areas. Weekly supervision and additional training will be provided by supervisor staff. Additional support and guidance is available as needed.

614 Columbia Rd.
(Ramsey Road Entrance)
Dorchester, MA  02125