Posts Categorized: Summer Jobs

60 Jobs Secured- Why You Should Hire a Summer Job Student

Summer may seem a long way off, but in the City of Boston, we’re already gearing up to provide employment opportunities for Boston youth. Not only has Mayor Marty Walsh started making calls to encourage employers to hire a student over the summer, but also the BBA’s Summer Jobs Program officially hit 60 jobs last… Read more »

Job Shadow Day: Firms Welcome Boston Teens

Five Boston law firms welcomed students from Boston public high schools on March 13th for the PIC’s Annual Job Shadow Day.  In case you missed this post, Job Shadow Day, which serves as a precursor to the citywide teen employment efforts, allows students to shadow professionals during a normal day of work to give them… Read more »

Attorneys Bet the House on BBA Summer Jobs Program

Last Thursday night, the BBA replaced its meeting room tables with craps, roulette, blackjack, and poker tables for the Boston Bar Foundation’s 6th Annual Casino Night for Summer Jobs. As we mentioned in this post, 100 percent of the proceeds from the event support the M. Ellen Carpenter Fund to pay for summer jobs for Boston… Read more »

Don’t Miss This Phone Call: Mayor Walsh Dials for Summer Jobs

Mayor Marty Walsh is at it again! You may remember this video of the Mayor making calls to companies last year in an effort to secure more summer jobs for Boston teens. According to this Boston Globe article, the Mayor and his Cabinet chiefs called more than 160 local businesses—including a few legal offices—last Friday… Read more »

52 Summer Jobs and Counting: Who’s on Board?

The BBA Summer Jobs Steering Committee has been busy reaching out to law offices throughout the city in an effort to secure more internships for Boston teens through the BBA Summer Jobs Program. If you read this week’s Issue Spot blogpost, you know that the committee’s efforts are even more important this year. Cuts in… Read more »

Advocating for Youth Employment

Over 700 Boston teens took to the streets last Thursday to advocate for an increase in state funding for youth employment. According to this Boston Globe article, teens are worried that the increase in minimum wage and proposed budget cuts will results in at least 1,000 less jobs this year. The decrease in the overall… Read more »

Mark Your Calendars: Casino Night for Summer Jobs

Don’t miss the chance to show off your poker skills and support a good cause at the Boston Bar Foundation’s Casino Night on March 12th. The offices of the BBA will be transformed into a two-story casino, complete with real game tables, professional dealers, a silent auction, live entertainment, and complimentary refreshments. More importantly, the… Read more »

Sign Up for Job Shadow Day

Can you spare half a day for the next generation? Once again, the Boston Private Industry Council (PIC), one of our partners for the BBA Summer Jobs Program, is gearing up for its annual Job Shadow Day. With nearly 1,000 Boston public high school students participating each year, Job Shadow Day is a great place for… Read more »

Summer Jobs Lessons Applied to Real Life

Our regular readers have heard us brag about our amazing Summer Jobs students all summer long. However, it’s always a wonderful to hear how our students are applying their summer experiences once they’re back at school. We received an email from Rose Delorme, the PIC Career Specialist at Boston Latin School, who shared a story… Read more »

A Year in Photos: BBA Public Service

The BBA had another year full of public service. For a look back at our members’ work in the community, take a look at the photos below: