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Boston Youth Transitions Taskforce: Supporting City Partnerships to Address the Dropout Crisis

Boston Private Industry Council

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Success Beyond High School
  • Grant Amount $250,000
  • Grant Period May 1, 2013–April 30, 2015
  • Location Boston, MA, United States
  • Geographic Focus Boston

About this grant

This grant will enable the Boston Private Industry Council to continue to convene and support a citywide partnership aimed at addressing and raising the visibility of the dropout crisis. Through this project, the grantee has been instrumental in advancing a graduation and dropout agenda by convening the Boston Public Schools and 30 youth-serving agencies to develop programmatic interventions and districtwide efforts that improve outcomes for dropouts. Since embarking on this effort, the four-year graduation rate has increased 5.5 percentage points, and the dropout count has decreased by 40 percent. During the final phase of this effort, the grantee will inform local and state policy discussions and support new pilot practices in the area of dropout prevention/recovery.