Tenacity Post-Secondary Email Blast #1

Tenacity Post-Secondary Email Blast #1

Hey Tenacity Post-Secondary Students!

Starting today, Tenacity’s PSS Team will be sending you an email newsletter with announcements, reminders, opportunities, and ideas for surviving your academic year from home. 

Announcements

New Addition to the CP/PSS Team: We’re excited to announce that Alexandra Maiorino has joined our CP/PSS Team! Alex will be working closely with 12th Graders AND first-year post-secondary students. Expect to see and/or hear from her in the coming weeks.   

Reminders 

PSS Presents: Spring is in the Air Zoom Party: Normally, Tenacity’s PSS team would prepare and send care packages to those of you studying hard for your final exams. While the stay-at-home order has put a halt on this plan, we haven’t forgotten about you! In lieu of care packages, Tenacity’s PSS team will be hosting a party on Zoom on Friday, May 8, 2020  from 5:00pm – 6:00pm. During this event, we will be hosting games and awarding prizes to the winners. Take a break from all your hard work and join us! 

Motivate Me Mondays: Every Monday, Tenacity will post a short motivational video message from a PSS student or member of the Tenacity community on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. If you would like to post a video to share, please contact Kassy. 

Fix My Resume Fridays: Every Friday, you can have your resume reviewed for constructive feedback and suggestions. Just email your resume to kisandraayanbeku@tenacity.org with the subject line, “Fix My Resume Fridays” along with your name. Extra points if you tell us the job, internship, or other application you’ll use it for in the body of your email. Once your resume is received, you will be contacted to have a 1 on 1 to go over the suggestions and feedback.   

You can find more information on Tenacity’s Post-Secondary Services Resources Page here

Opportunities 

Jobs and Internships

AACA Youth Services Center (https://aaca-boston.org/youth-services-center)
There are three job training programs (next sessions are June/July and Sept):

  • BEEMS (building efficient energy maintenance services)  
  • CBF (career in banking and finance)  
  • GAMS (green automotive services)  

All three programs are free (18-24 yro) and offer a weekly Stipend while in the training programs (18-24 yro $100.00 per week) and a Youth monthly pass ($30.00). All three job training programs guarantee job placement and $18-$25 per hour to start. We have extensive partnerships with local banks, property management, hotels and fleet technician companies.
The job training programs are for students 18+ with a HS Diploma/GED or HISET.
**If you are interested, please reach out to Kassy via text or email Kisandraayanbeku@tenacity.org 

Scholarships  

All these scholarships have application deadlines coming up soon! Apply ASAP! 

City of Boston Scholarship
Amount: $10,000 (over 4 years) or $5,000 (over 2 years)
Deadline: 5/5/2020 (extended from 4/10)
“The scholarship is for new and current college students AND continuing education students who plan to attend a post-secondary school in Massachusetts … Please note: this is a need-based scholarship.”
More information: https://www.boston.gov/education/city-boston-scholarship-fund 

Allston Board of Trade Scholarship
Amount: $1,000 (maximum, over 2 semesters)
Deadline: 5/15/2020
“The Allston Board of Trade offers to Allston and Brighton residents academic tuition scholarships annually up to $1,000 …  Applicants must be a current Allston or Brighton resident (for at least one year) and be enrolled at an accredited educational institution of higher learning (college or vocational school).”
More information:https://www.abot.org/about/scholarships/ 

Blackstone Franklin Square Neighborhood Association General & Andres Parthum Community Scholarships
Amount: $1,000 & $2,000
Deadline: 5/15/2020
“The Blackstone/Franklin Square Neighborhood Association is a non-profit community organization committed to enhancing the quality of life within our community.
As part of our mission to support our neighborhood — the South End — BFSNA continues providing book and computer scholarships for neighborhood high school seniors or current undergraduate students pursuing a higher education.”
More information: http://www.blackstonefranklin.org/scholarship/ 

Ideas 

What to Watch: Short videos from longer nature documentaries
What to Listen to:  Free audiobooks
What to Read:  Advice to class of 2020 from people who graduated during the Great Recession
What to DoTake advantage of free online exercise classes 

Thanks for reading!  Look out for our next email blast soon!         

From,

Kassy and Alex