News and Events

May 8, 2015: Boston Opportunity Youth Collaborative receives Social Innovation Fund grant from JFF and the Aspen Institute

The Boston Opportunity Youth Collaborative (OYC), a cross-sector group convened by the Boston Opportunity Agenda and the Boston PIC, is one of seven grantee communities to receive a total of $6 million from the Social Innovation Fund to build career pathways for opportunity youth. Opportunity Works – an initiative of Jobs for the Future and the Aspen Institute – will help the inaugural communities of Boston, New Orleans, Hartford, Philadelphia, Santa Clara, San Francisco, and Seattle to dramatically improve education and employment outcomes for opportunity youth.

April 27, 2015: A decade of dropout prevention & recovery

The Youth Transitions Task Force is celebrating its tenth anniversary! Please join the YTTF and the Rennie Center on Monday, April 27 from 8:00 to 10:30 AM at the Omni Parker House in Boston to release the Rennie Center's new case study on the YTTF's work to address the dropout crisis in Massachusetts. Over the last ten years, this cross-sector coalition has used a data-driven approach to raise the visibility of the dropout crisis, make policy recommendations, and pilot new practices.

April 13, 2015: Aramark hires BPS students at Fenway Park

Opening Day isn’t just for the Red Sox: The Boston Private Industry Council partners with Aramark to hire Boston public high school students for summer jobs at Fenway Park. This year marks the fifth consecutive year that Aramark has participated in the Mayor’s Summer Jobs Program. For decades, the City of Boston and the Boston Private Industry Council (PIC) have worked together to organize private sector employers to participate in the initiative.

February 12, 2015: Dropout prevention & recovery in Globe

The Re-Engagement Center and the PIC were featured in a Boston Globe editorial on the BPS' tremendous progress in graduation and dropout rates and the importance of expanding funding.

November 18, 2014: RFQ released for youth programs

The Boston PIC and the Boston Opportunity Agenda are pleased to announce the Boston Opportunity Youth Collaborative's request for qualifications (RFQ). We seek an organization or organizations to provide postsecondary and training pathway supports for opportunity youth coming out of the Connection Center.

2014 Annual Meeting Photos

Browse the gallery of photos from the the PIC's 35th Annual Meeting on November 12, 2014.


2014 PIC Achievers