Youth Leadership, Across Difference, For Justice

Purchase Tickets to our 24th annual Celebrating Change May 2nd!

Thursday, May 2, 6:30 at The Bruce Bolling Building, 2300 Washington Street, Roxbury 02119 (2nd floor).

In challenging times for youth organizing in the city, we are more appreciative than ever of those people who stand up to fight for youth organizing and to protect the youth movement.

Our 2019 Honorees:

Jeanette Huezo

Beatriz Acevedo

Myriam Ortiz

Denise Barros

Buy your tickets here, and email  Amatullah  to donate auction items or be a sponsor. See you there!

Leadership Transition Announcement 

The City School Board of Directors are excited to announce the hiring of two co-Executive Directors to serve on an interim basis: Amatullah Mervin, adding executive responsibilities to her previous position of Coordinator of Resources and Programming; and Anne Wright, proud mother of an SLP’18 graduate and former senior director at YouthBuild USA. Amatullah and Anne are thrilled to jump into the job, overseeing the Summer Leadership Program, the merger with Boston Mobilization, and a myriad of other tasks that will keep The City School offering its important and powerful programs to urban and suburban youth throughout the year.

The City School Welcomes Diploma Plus

Diploma Plus is an alternative high school that allows for students to still achieve their highschool diploma through a non-traditional bps schooling model. Diploma Plus will run Monday-Friday on BPS school days from 11am to 3pm at The City School. For more info please contact Janine Quarles at 617-822-3075. 

Intergenerational Movie Screening Hosted by The City School and Wakanda Rising: 

The City School partnered with Wakanda Rising to host a community Screening of The Hate You Give a film directed by George Tillman Jr, and based on the novel written by Angie Thomas. The two groups also hosted follow up community discussion on the different forms of systemic oppression and real life experiences of Black people the movie depicts.

Wrapping Up A Transformative Summer: Summer Leadership Program 2018

The City School's flagship Summer Leadership Program brings together a community of over 80 young people, young adults and staff to support young people to develop leadership and fight for social justice. Thanks to all our incredible participants, Emerging Leaders, staff and community partners for supporting one of our most transformative summers yet! Check out our SLP 2018 Data Snapshot

Exciting Next Step: New Affiliation Agreement with Boston Mobilization

We are very excited to share with you some important news. After several months of thought and discussion, we have decided to enter into an affiliation agreement with our very close and long-time partner, Boston Mobilization!
Boston Mobilization develops and empowers teen leaders for social justice and has been a long time collaborator of The City School through our Summer Leadership Program as well as their Social Justice Leadership Institute.
The City School is committed to supporting organizations with similar missions and in that spirit decided to offer a new home to Boston Mobilization's core program, Sub/Urban Justice, as well as its other existing programs. Our Board of Directors believes that by integrating the two organizations' programs we are building strategic strength especially in the face of such important times in this country.  We will continue developing youth leadership and bringing together youth across difference for social justice.
Stay tuned for more exciting events and activities coming this fall.  Reach out to the TCS Staff if you have any questions and/or would like to offer your support during this important and wonderful transition for our organizations.