Laura Ross, a K-3 ESD teacher at the Umana, recently lost her home of over 50 years in a 5-alarm fire. Laura grew up in the house and raised her family there as well. Thankfully, she and her family are safe, but they’ve lost everything; please consider donating to their GoFundMe.
A great line-up of live music is coming to the Eliot Schoolyard from June through September. Concerts are free in the schoolyard at 24 Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain, and donations help cover the costs. Pre-registration is required; see here to pre-register and preview more upcoming concerts in the series.
NEW- AFT Juneteenth Webinar: June 17, 2:00PM
The AFT Retiree Legacy Initiative cordially invites you to attend an hour-long panel webinar on Thursday, June 17th at 2:00 pm Eastern Time to discuss Juneteenth – its history, how it is celebrated, and why it matters today and for the future. Register here.
NEW- Digital Ready Summer Studios: July 6 – July 30
Digital Ready is offering 3 intensive technical studios this summer for students who want to explore architecture, engineering and computer science. Students can receive 4 college credits and a $1,500 stipend. Visit this link for more information.
NEW- AFT MA Summer Leadership Institute 2021
The AFT MA Summer Leadership Institute is a series of virtual workshops for local leaders and members to refine their leadership skills. Some of the workshops include: Para to Teacher Pipeline, Building Power for Education Justice, and Organizing Conversations and Signing up New Hires. Sign up here for as many as you’d like!
NEW- Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts Hiring for Two Positions, Application Deadline: June 27
The Eliot School is hiring a Manager of Adult Engagement and a Facilities Manager. More information is available here.
NEW- Tufts University Research Study
Interested in learning ways to help your kids make good choices? Are you a parent/guardian of a child in 5th-7th grades? Tufts University is looking for parents/guardians to participate in a research study. Your family may be eligible to receive up to $340 in Amazon e-gift cards and an iPad if you qualify and complete all study-related activities. Learn more here.
NEW- Request for Submissions: PBS Busing Documentary
Are you a current or former BTU member who taught during desegregation efforts, particularly from 1974-79, with experiences around busing to share? Send your name, contact information, and 1-2 sentences on your experience to Lewis Finfer, firstname.lastname@example.org.