Shirley resident Briana Vessey is giving back by completing a year of public service in education as City Year Boston AmeriCorps members.
During her service, Vessey is working at The English High School in Jamaica Plainto provide support to Boston PublicSchool students in attendance,positive behavior, and coursework in English and math, and to ensure they stay on track to high school graduation.
City Year Boston AmeriCorps members serve as critical mentors, tutors and role models in 23 Boston Public Schools, reaching more than 12,000 students every day.
Vessey is one of more than 3,000 City Year AmeriCorps members who serve over 200,000 students each day in nearly 300 high-need public schools nationwide. City Year's work is made possible possible by support from the Corporation for National and Community Service, school district partnerships, and private philanthropy from corporations, foundations and individuals.
More info about City Year Boston is available at cityyear.org/boston.