Celebration : HERC is a true gem of our community

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Fecha: 6 Dic 2008
Hora: 23:00 - 03:00

This year, the Boston HERC is once again proud to be part of the Community Gems collaborative. The Community Gems collaborative includes Roxbury Multi-Service Corp, Youth Build Boston, Children’s Services of Boston, La Allianz Hispana, Roxbury Youth Works, and the Boston HERC. Together, we serve approximately 20,000 youth and families in Boston with services ranging from early childhood education, job training, juvenile justice re-entry services, and, of course, the mentoring, tutoring, and SAT preparation that the Boston HERC offers.

This year, due in large part to the generosity of people like you, we saw:

* 100% of our 15 Passport students go on to college, attending Gordon College, Regis College, UMASS Amherst and other institutions, with several of them receiving full-tuition scholarships;
* over 120 adults have enrolled in our ESOL Program hurdling the seemingly insurmountable barrier of the English language; and,
* in December, we will be launching a bold program to provide academic tutoring and mentoring services on-site at Orchard Gardens Middle School to a dozen or so 8th-graders with acute English Language Learning needs.

Once again, we need your support. Please mark your calendars for the December 6, 2008 Community Gems Celebration at the UMASS Boston Ballroom. Last year’s event raised over $20,000 for each Community Gems agency, including the Boston HERC. That is equal to nearly 10% of the Boston HERC’s annual operating budget! Since 2004, this event has raised over $800,000, and hopes to raise $300,000 this year for six organizations running over 75 programs benefiting thousands of the city’s disadvantaged families.

Each $50 Community Gems ticket you purchase is tax deductible. Checks can be made out to “Community Gems”. Or, for your convenience, you may purchase a ticket on-line. Simply, (1) visit the Community Gems web site at www.communitygems.org; (2) scroll down to “purchase tickets”; (3) at the next scroll-down window, select “Boston Higher Education Resource Center” and press “Add to Cart”; and (4) follow the Pay Pal instructions.

Your support has been essential to the transformational work that takes place at the Boston HERC each week. May God continue to bless you as you support the work that the Boston HERC, and the other Community Gems, do through you.

Warmest regards,

Pastor Samuel Acevedo

Executive Director

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