A recent Boston Globe piece highlights the difficulty faced by Boston teens looking for summer jobs. Whether it’s to build their resumes, help earn for their families, for personal fulfillment, or all of the above – Boston students are competing for a smaller number of seasonal positions than in years past.
Fortunately, the Boston Bar Association and many other organizations in the city have once again stepped up to support Mayor Walsh’s Summer Jobs Initiative, which aims to provide 11,000 teens with employment this summer. To date, 40 employers have committed to hiring 58 students, giving them the chance to gain real-world experience in a professional setting.
We would like to thank our Summer Jobs Sponsors for 2016!
Don’t worry, it’s not too late to step up and hire a student! Contact Cassandra Shavney at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on the BBA Summer Jobs Program.
Whatever the development project, large or small, if it goes up in Boston, there’s a good chance the Boston Redevelopment Authority was involved in the process at some point. And this summer, local teenagers will have the chance to see that process up-close.
The BRA has signed on to hire a Summer Jobs student through the Boston Bar Association, and we are thrilled to have their support.
Kathleen Joyce, Senior Counsel at the BRA, said the student will take part in hands-on work that is truly relevant to the BRA’s projects.
“At the BRA, we believe it is extremely valuable to play a part in educating our future leaders,” she said. “We are thrilled to join the legal community in their support of Mayor Walsh’s Summer Jobs Initiative by hiring a student through the BBA Summer Jobs Program. We are proud to say that we will give the student in this position opportunities to take on a substantive role in our work, by participating in research projects and attending BRA trainings and other BRA meetings.”
While the staff at the BRA is eager to give the student a chance to build his or her skills and resume, the experience will also be valuable to the agency.
“Hiring a summer jobs student is a great way to bring on extra support for our legal department while providing a place for a student to learn professional skills and become acquainted with the processes that shape their community,” she said.
Want to find out more about the program? Visit our website or contact Cassandra Shavney at email@example.com.
Last Thursday over 200 guests, 48 firms and organizations, and numerous local businesses teamed up to raise over $45,000 at the Boston Bar Foundation’s 7th annual Casino Night for Summer Jobs – marking a record year for the fundraiser. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to fund the BBA Summer Jobs program. The program, which is a collaboration among the BBA, Boston Public Schools, the Mayor’s Office and law firms throughout Boston, has provided more than 750 summer employment opportunities for young people since 1993. The Boston Bar Foundation will provide 10 paid internships this summer at area non-profits, government offices and the courts through the BBA Summer Jobs Program.
At the event guests explored two floors full of authentic casino games to test out their gambling skills, while enjoying food and drinks. The entertainment didn’t stop there; guests entered into raffles, watched magic tricks, and competed for silent auction prizes.
We hope that you enjoyed Casino Night and will take a chance to scroll through our event album. Thank you for your contribution to this important cause. If your firm or organization is interested in hiring a student this summer, or for more information on supporting Summer Jobs, contact Katie D’Angelo at firstname.lastname@example.org.