We coach schools, out of school time programs, teachers, and entire organizations on implementing meaningful civic and community engagement. The work is the same as our model communities except sites can pick and choose from a menu.
- Ongoing Technical Assistance
- Professional Development
- Curriculum, Toolkits, and Strategies
- Entire Organization Integration
- YMCA of Greater Boston (19 Locations)
- City Year Boston
- Boston Public Schools
- Catholic Schools
- City on a Hill Charter Schools
- Boston Centers for Youth & Families
The YMCA this past year implemented our Neighborhood Program, focused on exploration, gratitude, injustice, an action project, and reflection. In one of the lessons that ENGAGE supported, elementary students at the Boston Teachers Union School took a guided neighborhood walk for the day’s physical activity. Then they came back and constructed what they saw before their eyes, comparing this depiction to their perfect, ideal neighborhood (for the day’s STEM). They began to notice discrepancies in transportation, education, food, and recreation access.