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  • At the 2017 Moving On Ceremony, EVkids celebrated the accomplishments of tutees moving from 8th grade to high school, and high school to college, as well as their dedicated tutors who are graduating college. Below are a few highlights from the day. Kain, a middle school graduate, is pictured here with EVkids staff and his […]

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  • EVkids is now hiring! If you’re passionate about wanting to help kids gain the skills and confidence they need to take the next positive step in their lives, then EVkids invites you to apply to any of the following 2 positions.  Alumni Engagement Associate: AmeriCorps VISTA Overview: The Alumni Engagement Associate is a 12-month position […]

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  • Surrounded by mountains and lakes instead of tall buildings and pavement, EVkids campers are challenged to try new things. Nick DeJesus, an alum of both Tutoring and Camp, remembers EVkids camp inspiring him in this way.   “The whole time when you’re around Boston, your options are either … play video games, basketball, or do really […]

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  • Children are especially gifted with an interest in finding answers to their many questions, with each step of their journey providing unique experiences and new understandings. Veronique Skeete sees her time with EVkids in this way. “It was a lot of stages. The Curious George stage, then math in Middle School, and I remember EVkids […]

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  • Four years from now, Jasmine Castro will be a college graduate. Ten years from now, she will be Dr. Jasmine Castro. These are just two of the goals Jasmine has set for herself as she begins her freshman year at UMassBoston this fall. Born and raised in Boston after her family emigrated from Guatemala, Jasmine […]

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  • Education has always been a platform for personal growth and self-understanding to new EVkids Education Advocate Karen D’Amato. “It was through education that I found my voice and found myself. My teachers were the first people in my life who saw me as I wanted to be seen and encouraged me to pursue my passions.” […]

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  • At EVkids, you are always part of the family. Many alums, both tutees and tutors, remain invested in the organization and in each other for years after they graduate. Claire Looney was an EVkids tutor from 2011-2015, thanks to a partnership with 4Boston at Boston College. “EVkids was one of the greatest decisions I ever […]

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  • One word to describe the new EVkids Education Advocate Joanna Sariles: Impressive. First generation college student, scholarship winner, bilingual, EMT and Automotive Certified, Teaching Associate, AmeriCorps volunteer; the list goes on and on. And on top of all this, Joanna understands what it means to pay it forward. “EVkids reminds me of the many programs […]

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  • Like many EVkids, Daren Garcia grew up in a low-income, single-parent household. His personal drive propelled him all the way from Laredo, Texas, to the campus of Harvard University, where he is a first-generation college student studying Economics. “The best part of being an EVkids tutor is being able to relate to my tutee,” Daren says. “I can serve as proof that education can make […]

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  • Earthen Vessels has changed its name! We are now officially EVkids. So why change the name after 36 years? First of all, EVkids is growing! We need our name to easily communicate the central truth of our work: EVkids is all about the kids. And now you know that, from the moment you hear the name. Second, […]

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