Real Stories

Join us at our April Monthly Meeting!

Join us for our monthly meeting as we continue to fight for a more equitable BPS after last month's passing of a still drastically underfunded budget. We will continue to organize parents, students and teachers to take the fight to City Council and the State House! Join us! Thursday, April 6th from 6-7:30PM at the Mattapan Library (1350 Blue Hill Ave.)

Race in Boston Public Schools

On June 11th, conversations began at Greater Love Tabernacle about how race plays a role in the education of inner city students. That conversation continued on June 29th at the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. The meeting was co-hosted by BEJA member organizations, the Boston chapter of NAACP and the Black Educators' Alliance of Massachusetts, and attended by students, parents, concerned citizens, clergy, lawyer groups, school committee members and education justice organizations like Mass Advocates for Children.

Registration and Scholarships still available for STEM in the City Summer Camp!

Registration is still open! Scholarships available for STEM in the City Summer Camp at Wheelock College

Hologic and Boston Scientific Foundation have provided scholarships for students to participate, at no cost to families, in STEM in the City.

Who: Students entering 8th or 9th grade in the Fall of 2016
Where: Wheelock College, Boston, MA
Cost: (includes lunch and a snack): $400 per Week/$800 for Full Two-Week Camp Scholarship

“Boston Cannot Shortchange Its Future” - BEJA Statement Ahead of Monday’s City Council Budget Meeting

Since January, Boston has seen a historic movement emerge in the fight for education justice and the schools our communities deserve. In a season of activism, thousands of students, parents and teachers have petitioned, testified, walked-in and out of their schools and into City Hall to send a clear message- fully fund our schools!

Collectively, we are demanding that the City Council vote down the proposed budget and tell Mayor Marty Walsh to ensure there are not cutbacks in school programs by adding $26 million to the budget for that purpose.