Students from the Winthrop school in Dorchester have earned the opportunity to travel to Mexico to represent the U.S. in an international competition. The students will travel to Monterrey, Mexico, in late September to present their project as part of the Design for Change competition, which presents students with the challenge to create positive change in the community. The students at the Winthrop were selected for their outstanding recycling project that brought together the entire school community.
In February, the Boston Public Schools Counseling and Intervention Center was invited to participate in a pilot project through US Attorney Carmen Ortiz's office. "This pilot, one of three in the country, was tasked to develop a plan to deal with violence in the community," noted Jodie. BPS presented its work to the White House and also met privately with President Obama. The President said, “The work at the Counseling Center is exemplary and should be used as a national model.”