News and Events

September 24, 2014: RFP released for youth referral center

The Boston PIC and the Boston Opportunity Agenda are pleased to announce the Boston Opportunity Youth Collaborative's request for proposal (RFP) for a connection center. We seek an organization or organizations to establish a connection center or centers for young people who have a high school credential (GED or diploma), are between the ages of 20 and 24, and are out of school and out of work but want to connect to education or job training. Please find relevant materials and resources below.

September 19, 2014: Hiring in Boston’s healthcare sector

The Boston Healthcare Careers Consortium, convened by the Boston PIC, recently released a new policy brief called "From Classroom to Employment: Who Is Hired in Boston's Healthcare Sector?"  The brief is based on a 2013-2014 data pilot project led by the Consortium to understand the employment prospects of graduates from healthcare-specific programs at community colleges, and to understand employer preferences for entry-level hires.

New report released, "Assessing the State of STEM in Boston"

This spring, the Boston STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Network, in partnership with the Boston Public Schools, Boston After School & Beyond, and the Boston PIC, released its first report, titled “Assessing the State of STEM in Boston.” The report provides a foundational understanding of Boston Public Schools student achievement and interest in STEM subjects and careers, as well as the capacity of the out-of-school time STEM community to serve our students.

May 29, 2014: Spring 2014 Quarterly Newsletter

Today, we sent out the PIC's Spring 2014 Quarterly Newsletter.  We hope you enjoy it!

May 9, 2014: Summer Jobs in the News

The Boston Globe reported today, that despite a national slump, the Boston area is among the nation's best when it comes to teenage employment.

April 28, 2014: Mayor Walsh and Summer Jobs

Today, Mayor Walsh and his cabinet spent time calling local companies to encourage them to hire PIC students. Mayor Walsh has set a goal of finding jobs for 12,000 BPS students this summer.