A shining moment in the life of City Year

EPS plays a prominent role in opening day celebration

Superintendent Priya Tahiliani (right) helped welcome AmeriCorps members to the 2022-2023 school year as part of City Year Greater Boston’s annual Opening Day event, further highlighting the flourishing partnership between the Everett Public Schools and one of the nation’s preeminent educational service organizations.

“I had the distinct pleasure of working with City Year during my 19 years in the Boston Public Schools,” Superintendent Tahiliani said during her remarks on Friday, September 9th at the Hotel Commonwealth. “So, I have known very well the incredible impact that City Year Corps members have on our students. And I must say that bringing City Year to the Everett Public Schools has been one of the highlights of my superintendency.”

With critical support from Chief Financial Officer Anu Medappa Jayanth and Budget and Grants Director Shirley Peng, Superintendent Tahiliani welcomed City Year to Everett at the start of the 2021-2022 school year. There are five-member AmeriCorps teams in all Everett’s five K-8 buildings — the Keverian, Lafayette, Parlin, Madeline English, and Whittier. Everett is the first city outside of Boston to partner with City Year, necessitating a name change to City Year Greater Boston.

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