Posts Categorized: Summer Jobs

BBF Funds Record Number Summer Jobs

  As you may remember, the Boston Bar Foundation funds positions for Boston public high school students in government and legal service agencies each summer through the BBA Summer Jobs Program. This year, the BBF will be funding 15 positions—the highest number yet thanks to the help of a number of Boston-based law offices: Arrowood… Read more »

PIC Senior Career Counselor Wows at Society of Fellows Spring Reception

  Last Thursday, members of the Society of Fellows joined together and celebrated the end to Boston’s snowiest winter at the Fellows’ Spring Reception. After remarks by BBF President Lisa Goodheart, guest speaker Teresa (Terry) Alleyne, introduced the crowd to the work of the Boston Private Industry Council (PIC), where she is a senior career… Read more »

Mayor Walsh Continues His Call for Summer Jobs Employers

You may remember this article, which highlighted the Mayor Walsh’s personal phone calls to employers asking them to hire Boston youth this summer. Well, the Mayor’s at it again. This time, he’s reaching out to the larger business community with a personal call to hire Boston teens through an article in the Boston Business Journal…. Read more »

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 »