Boston Hosts U.S. Conference of Mayors, Shares Summer Learning Successes

On June 9th, 2018, mayors from cities across the country including West Sacramento, Albuquerque, and Memphis visited the Franklin Park Zoo to learn about Boston’s 5th Quarter — an innovative model of summer learning, in which the city becomes a classroom for thousands of Boston youth. See below for some event highlights.

Mayor Martin J. Walsh welcomes mayors from around the country, shares successes from the 5th Quarter initiative.

Superintendent Tommy Chang discusses 5th Quarter’s approach to closing the city’s opportunity and achievement gaps.




Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller and West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon


Memphis Mayor Jim Stricklan

Franklin Park Zoo

Franklin Park Zoo