Milly's Monday METCO Message

December 2, 2019
Unique HQ-paid internship for grades 10-12
Reveal the struggles that aren’t in the history textbooks—right from the streets where they happened. 

METCO Headquarters is seeking a small group of scholars and storytellers to research and present a tour of Boston that uncovers the history of activism for educational equality, including the founding of METCO itself. Inspired by MYTOWN Boston and incubated through Hacking the Archive at MIT.
  • Learn the history of Boston’s education activists
  • Create a tour that explores the untold struggles for equitable public schools
  • Present the tour to suburban students and teachers
  • Research 
  • Public speaking 
  • Marketing
  • Leadership
  • Financial literacy
Runs January 14 - June 6
Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:30-5:30pm,
Saturdays 10am-2pm in Roxbury
(dates and times subject to change)

Stipend: $80/week
Reach out to Mia Kelley : 617-427-1545
Growing a partnership with YMCA of Greater Boston
This morning, Milly sat down with James Morton (left), the president and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Boston, to explore joint fundraising opportunities to provide scholarships for METCO students to attend their life-changing two-week overnight summer camps. By coincidence, James was able to say hello to one of the participants in the YMCA's internship program, Samantha Bruso (right) . It's the first day of Samantha's internship, and her placement is part-time receptionist at METCO Headquarters!
DEADLINE EXTENDED: $2,000 arts mini-grant from HQ
We've added two more weeks to submit your application for this year's round of mini-grants for cultural performances at your schools for students, parents, and teachers. Funds of up to $2,000 will be awarded to support arts events that celebrate diversity, cultural difference, social justice, or inclusion. You can propose your own, or choose one of the programs we've connected with (clockwise from top left):

  • Living the Legacy of METCO multimedia storytelling
  • OneWorld Classroom global art exhibit and assembly
  • Thurgood one-man play on the life of the civil rights lawyer and judge
  • OrigiNation Cultural Arts Center African dance workshop
Please take 3-5 minutes to tell us about your experience with Headquarters' services over the last year and a half.
Outreach: Application FAQ video with Kenlyne
Enrollment Coordinator Kenlyne Exume spends a lot of time on the phone with guardians as they get accustomed to the new online METCO application. Now she has taken some of the most common questions and answered them in this short video, produced with the help of Boston School Finder, who has broadcast it across all of their platforms ( YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and their website's Resource Guide and blog). It's the latest strategy in our ongoing campaign to publicize the new process.