On July 21, 160 employees from Bain Capital Credit joined City Year corps members for a day of service at the Russell Elementary School in Dorchester, Massachusetts. The volunteers engaged in a wide range of activities at the school, including restoring classroom spaces, painting colorful murals, landscaping an outdoor community garden, and creating academic supply kits that will be a valuable resource for the students in the upcoming school year.
Through their collective efforts, the volunteers helped transform the Russell into a more vibrant and welcoming environment for students for the upcoming school year and beyond. As Mollie Puskar, Director of Volunteer Impact at City Year, said to the Credit team, "Just as every child deserves access to quality education, they also deserve learning environments that are nurturing, inviting and inspire creativity. Thanks to your hard work, there is no doubt the return to school will be brighter and more exciting for the more than 300 students at the Russell."
This service day is another example of the committed relationship that Bain Capital has with City Year. Over the course of the partnership between the two organizations, Bain Capital employees have contributed hundreds of volunteer hours and more than $25 million in donations. Most recently, the Bain Capital Community Partnership (BCCP) served as the sponsor for the City Year Gala series. Bain Capital has also sponsored a City Year corps team in Boston for numerous years, and will continue to do so in the coming year. In recognition of this longstanding support, City Year produced this video to thank BCCP for its dedication to the City Year mission.