"We are College Bound," Jun. 9

College Bound Dorchester will host its 7th annual event, We are College Bound, on June 9, 2011 at UMASS Boston. We are College Bound celebrates College Bound Dorchester’s commitment to helping Dorchester residents of all ages to embrace education as the means to transform the community.

This year, College Bound Dorchester will honor State Representative Martin Walsh for his long standing support of the organization and his commitment to transforming the neighborhoods of Dorchester. A lifelong Dorchester resident, Representative Walsh has served for fourteen years in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, during which time he has displayed unwavering commitment to Dorchester’s most at-risk residents. Over the past fourteen years, Representative Walsh has been a tireless advocate for the working families of the Commonwealth, as displayed by his personal commitment to the community’s children and youth.

Approximately 300 people are expected to attend the event, including local and state politicians, community leaders, and corporate partners.  Proceeds from this year’s event will support College Bound Dorchester’s service to over 900 children, youth and adults through five program areas: Early Education, Out of School Time, Adolescent Development, Alternative Education and Adult Education.

Corporate tables and sponsorship packages for the event are available. For more information, please visit www.collegebounddorchester.org, email swaller@collegebounddorchester.org, or call (617) 506-5985.