News from the PIC

Boston PIC 2019 Annual Meeting

We were honored to gather with our cross-sector partners at the PIC 2019 Annual Meeting​ to celebrate the impact we made together this year.

Career Pathways for Boston's Opportunity Youth

On Tuesday, May 21, 2019, the Boston Opportunity Youth Collaborative (OYC) brought together 150 community partners to learn about the new Career Pathways for Boston’s Opportunity Youth report, produced by the Rennie Center for Education Research and Policy.

Intern Spotlight: Liz Bernabel

​Liz Bernabel is currently interning at the PIC with our Employer Engagement team. Read about her work experience and her advice for aspiring interns.

New Directions: Creating Career Pathways for and with Opportunity Youth

On Wednesday, November 7, 2018, the Boston Opportunity Youth Collaborative (OYC) brought together 200 community partners to present its new report on connecting opportunity youth to education, training, and employment opportunities.

Summer Jobs 2.0

How cities are tackling the talent shortage and building the next generation of skilled workers.

Mayor's Summer Jobs Program Employer Appreciation Reception

​On Wednesday, May 2, the PIC, Bank of America and the City of Boston organized the Mayor’s Summer Jobs Program Employer Appreciation Reception. The event convened private sector employers who have committed to hiring Boston youth for summer jobs at their companies and those who are considering bringing high school students into their offices this summer.

Re-Engaging Those Who Have Fallen Behind

Over the last decade, the dropout rate for Boston Public Schools (BPS) students has decreased significantly, from 9.4% in 2006 to 3.6% in 2017, the lowest on record. During the 2016-17 school year, 660 students left school before graduating, a sharp decline from the 1,936 students who left during the 2005-06 school year. This decrease is attributable to many factors, among them the work of Boston’s Re-Engagement Center (REC), a partnership between the PIC and BPS.

Staying the Course: College Enrollment & Completion for Boston Public Schools Students

The PIC released a new report for Success Boston, the city's college completion initiative, detailing the college enrollment and completion of the Boston Public Schools (BPS) Class of 2011. In response to a goal set in 2008 that 70% of college-going BPS graduates earn a degree, Staying the Course takes a closer look at the progress we've made as a city, as well as the work we must do to support all students as they pursue postsecondary education.

Job Shadow Day 2018

On March 9, the PIC organized its 23rd annual Job Shadow Day for Boston public high school students. Job Shadow Day serves as a first look for both students and employers ahead of summer jobs. For employers who are considering hiring high school students, the day serves as a way to experience having students in the office. For the students, it is an opportunity to preview what it might be like to work at a company during the summer. In total, 456 students visited 44 employer across the city of Boston.
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