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Citizen Schools

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy

Location

1 Beacon StBoston, MA 02108 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Our mission is to build community capacity and shift educator development by expanding experiential learning, mobilizing diverse career mentors, promoting national service, and influencing policy & partnerships.

Description

Citizen Schools is a national nonprofit organization and we believe that equity begins with opportunity.

The challenge is our education system consistently under-serves and under-prepares low income students and students of color for successes in school and beyond, resulting in disparate educational and life outcomes. Citizen Schools believes that all students have experiences and relationships that ignite curiosity, build confidence, and help them develop into the next generation of leaders. We work to build community capacity and shift educator development by expanding experiential learning, mobilizing diverse career mentors, promoting national service, and influencing policy & partnerships. We do this so that the education system supports students in developing critical knowledge & social-emotional learning skills, supportive relationships, and future career pathways.

Reviews

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by Amram S. (May 30, 2017)
I have taught two sessions, this year and last, to middle school students at Chelsea's Browne school. It was so rewarding. The Citizen's folks are great. But most of all the kids were awesome. Although Chelsea is the poorest town in Mass these kids are smart and ready to learn. I created a course on financial literacy for them which showed them how to build a career they love, how much they will make in their career, how to save and invest, why buying a house is a good idea, and their net worth at retirement. How smart are these kids? I asked the 6th graders what money is and a boy answered that "it was what a group of people come together and decide is currency." How sweet are they? A boy in the first class came up to me afterwards and gave me a huge hug. He had never spoken in class, not once. It takes some patience to work with this age but it is worth it. We won an award. But mostly I am proud to say these kids know things many adults don't know!

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