At its annual meeting last week, the Boston After School & Beyond Board of Directors elected Jill Medvedow and Paul Reville. They join the Board as the organization seeks to create new learning opportunities for Boston’s young people in partnership with the city’s rich and diverse array of nonprofit, cultural, higher education, business, and philanthropic partners.
Jill Medvedow is the Ellen Matilda Poss Director of the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston. The ICA, which serves more than 7,000 teenagers a year, has been recognized nationally for its work in education and was the recipient of the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award from the White House.
“The ICA feels a unique responsibility to help Boston-area students develop skills of critical and creative thinking through sustained engagement with the art of our time” said Medvedow. “I am delighted to join the Board of Boston After School & Beyond, which is making these kinds of learning opportunities available across the city.”
Paul Reville is the Francis Keppel Professor of Practice of Education Policy and Administration at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Reville’s focus is on the design of 21st century learning systems that braid school, health and social supports, and enrichment in order to close opportunity gaps.
“Schools alone are not a strong enough intervention to close persistent achievement and opportunity gaps,” said Reville. “Boston After School & Beyond engages the broader community in addressing these challenges, and I look forward to working with them.”
Both Medvedow and Reville are signatories of Boston Learns Together, a cross-sector coalition, organized by Boston After School & Beyond, with a focus on closing the opportunity gap.
Chris Smith, Executive Director, Boston After School & Beyond