When Harry Met Mickey

Seven West End House middle-schoolers spent an entire week in the “happiest place on earth” and Universal Studios Florida thanks to a generous grant from Rodman Disney for Kids through the Dorchester Boys & Girls Club. Selected for their outstanding academic performances, Alondra, Sanyla, Amani, Steven, Juan, Edrei, and Giovanny enjoyed the scarier attractions at Disney... read more »

Inaugural Class of Rodgers Fellows Announced

Congratulations to José, Ade, Emily, Claire, Mehdi, and Nunshel — the inaugural class of Charles and Fran Rodgers Fellows. Founded by West End House Board Member and Past Board President Charles and Fran Rodgers, the Charles and Fran Rodgers Fellowship Program focuses on the academic and leadership development of West End House alumni who are entering... read more »

Alumni Hone Their Job Readiness Skills at Networking Night

On Thursday, August 11th, 20 West End House alumni attended our first-ever Alumni Networking Night. The networking event took place from 6:30 – 8:00 pm at West End House and attracted rising college Freshman, Sophomores, and Juniors — many of whom had never attempted to network before. Seven professionals representing six Boston-area companies volunteered their time to practice... read more »

Writing the Lyrics to Their Future

On Tuesday, August 2nd, 15 teens toured the House of Blues in downtown Boston and learned about careers in the entertainment industry. The House of Blues is a chain of live music concert halls throughout the United States. The group of West End House teens toured the Green Room, sound and lighting boards, and the Foundation Room... read more »

Rising High School Seniors Tour Colleges

On Friday, July 22nd, a group of rising high school seniors advanced toward their dream of earning a college degree with their first official tour of UMass Dartmouth. Seventeen-year-old Vanessa, who wants to pursue corporate law, raved about the visit: “UMass Dartmouth is a small university, they have a great law program, it’s affordable and it’s only an hour... read more »