SmartTALK Family Night at Marshall School

12/17/2009 11:42

In a demonstration of community strength that came just weeks after a shooting at the John Marshall School in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood, nearly 50 families packed the school cafeteria on Dec. 3 to participate in the year’s first SmartTALK Family Night.

The evening was one in a series of family sessions offered to all nine of the Step UP schools implementing the SmartTALK: Homework Support for Kids Program. The program was developed by the Harvard Achievement Support Initiative (HASI), the University’s professional development and grant-making effort to increase learning opportunities for Boston’s young people, particularly during out-of-school time.  read more...