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.
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.
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.
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.