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Participatory Budgeting at The City School | April 3

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On Thursday, April 3 from 4:30-6:30 pm The City School will host a participatory budgeting session. This session will take place at The City School located at 614 Columbia Road in Dorchester. This session is to generate ideas on how Boston youth can spend $1 million in capital budget. 

They are looking for creative and beautiful ideas that will support the healthy development of the Boston youth and neighborhoods. Food will be served. To learn more about the Boston Participatory Budget Project, click here

Black Empowered: Your Body, Your Temple | March 1

The Young Women's Health Leadership Academy @ ABCD Health Services presents "Black Empowered: Your Body, Your Temple" - an event to observe National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

Event held at The City School on March 1, 5:00-8:00 p.m. All are welcome and there will be free food, educational activities, entertainment and performances! Free HIV rapid testing (results in 20 minutes) will be available at the event.

More information at 617.620.4458 or

Radical Futures and Prospects for Freedom | Dec. 8


Radical Futures and Prospects for Freedom: Community Forum with Angela Y. Davis and Noam Chomsky!

For the first time ever in conversation, Angela Davis and Noam Chomsky will be speaking at a community forum. Moderated by Vijay Prashad.

Time and Location to be announced. 

Brought to you by Critical Resistance, with The City School and Black and Pink

along with Alternatives for Community and Environment, Beantown Society, 

Boston-area Youth Organizing Project, Project HIP-HOP, and Reflect and Strengthen. >> Read More

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The City School develops and strengthens the power of youth to work toward building a just society. We do this through creative education and critical thinking, leadership development, action and service, and promoting understanding and relationships across differences.


614 Columbia Road
Dorchester, MA 02125
United States
Key Programs Offered: 

The Summer Leadership Program is where teens learn that individually and collectively, they are powerful agents of social change. Sixty diverse teens unite to bridge social barriers and empower themselves with hands-on leadership training, classroom learning, internships at local nonprofits, and social action projects they implement throughout the city.

Youth Outreach Weekends engage teens in the realities of homelessness and poverty. City School youth leaders guide the way with challenging discussions, learning games, workshops to uncover root causes and undo sterotypes, and community service at nearby shelters and soup kitchens.

The Prison Empowment Project connects people inside and outside of Massachusetts' prisons. Youth and adult participants travel to prisons to dialogue with volunteer inmates about the circumstances, behaviors and choices that have caused them to be behind bars. (Taught in collaboration with Boston Police Dept. Community Disorders Unit.)

The Social Justice Education Institute uses The City School's pedagogy and youth-adult model to assist teachers, youth workers, administrators, civic leaders and others in developing curricula and programming with a strong social-justice-based focus. The goal is to transform our practices and engage young people to help support youth agency, voice and leadership. (Educators can receive Professional Development Points through the BPS Center for Leadership Development.)

The Grads' Program promotes youth leadership, youth power and youth action for teens who've been through any City School program. It strengthens their leadership skills and knowledge, provides a proactive place for networking, and engages in youth-adult collaboration on advocacy, service work, retreats, the Youth Summit and more.

Rose from Concrete uncovers the leadership potential in youth who are court-involved, through workshops, leadership training and learning groups at several DYS community re-entry sites.

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