News and Events

September 16, 2015: PIC Achievers in 2015

Thank you for joining us on September 16 at the Federal Reserve Bank for the PIC's Annual Meeting. Our partners make our work possible! 

Congratulations to this year's PIC Achievers for their outstanding accomplishments and for embodying the mission of the PIC. 

July 27, 2015: Connection Center launches in Ruggles MBTA

On July 27, Mayor Martin J. Walsh joined the Boston Opportunity Youth Collaborative to launch the Connection Center, which will serve as a one-stop resource to help Boston high school graduates, 20-24 years old, who are unemployed and out of school with no postsecondary degree.

Press release

Connection Center

June 16, 2015: State Street launches Boston WINs

The PIC is one of five nonprofits receiving funding from the State Street Foundation as part of the Boston Workforce Investment Network, or Boston WINs. This new initiative brings the organizations together under a shared goal of creating career pathways for young people and supporting them through their education. The State Street Foundation will provide an investment of $20 million over four years, along with 2:1 matching employee gift support and a commitment to hiring 1,000 Boston youth.

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.