White House Award Winner!
Roxbury Presbyterian Church’s Social Impact Center was awarded a “Together for Tomorrow School Improvement Champion” by The White House Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships for its work at the Dearborn School.
The Social Impact Center (SIC) is the non-profit arm of Roxbury Presbyterian Church, with a mission to create educational and economic development programs to strengthen the Roxbury community. SIC launched the Adopt-a-School program at Dearborn Middle School which has brought about a wholesale transformation of that school: Project MCAS Success helps students improve test scores, while SIC’s community organizing, in partnership with Greater Boston Interfaith Organization, has resulted in the Dearborn being scheduled to become a 6-12 Early College STEM Academy. SIC is now expanding Adopt-a-School to Higginson-Lewis School to involve them in Project MCAS Success.
Saturday School provides an extra half-day of learning in English Language Arts and math each week, for 12 weeks each year.
TEEP @ Roxbury –This academic enrichment program puts youth on the pathway to college: 100% of students who complete this 6-year program go on to college. Students take part in five weeks of summer academic enrichment and life-skills programming for 40 hours/week at SIC, with ongoing support and once a month programming during the school year.
Tutor Training –Dr. Holly Carter designs and delivers this program to train volunteers to be quality tutors and evaluate the impact of tutors on student learning. This program runs quarterly as a five-hour training, with accredited professionals evaluating the trained tutors once per semester.
Computer Training – SIC also hosts the Timothy Smith Network Computer Center to provide technology training to Roxbury community members and to students enrolled in
Please visit the Social Impact Center’s website.