Online Winter Newsletter 2021 Now Published

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Welcome, Briana!

Welcome, Briana!

This August we will be welcoming our new Jesuit Volunteer, Briana! She will be the After School Coordinator for the 2021-2022 program year. Briana is a recent graduate from Pepperdine University in Malibu where she studied Psychology and Social Work. In her free time,...

Cops Vs. Kids Wiffle Ball Game

Cops Vs. Kids Wiffle Ball Game

The E5 Police Department, the Police Athletic League, and the Community Outreach Bureau hosted our annual Cops vs. Kids Wiffle Ball Game last week! The BPD played soccer and wiffle ball with our students and they had a blast! After the game pizza, drinks and ice cream...

Summer Enrichment Program Fun

Summer Enrichment Program Fun

This month we held our two week Summer Enrichment Program! The theme this year was Ocean Life and we had buckets of fun. We had rotations that included crafts, reading and outside games. It was wonderful to run and play outside after a year where we all felt stuck...

Celebrating the End of School

Celebrating the End of School

On June 9th we joined together with the After School students for an End of the School Year celebration on Zoom, in which we recognized the perseverance and resilience they showed during a challenging year and celebrated the beginning of summer. Our students began...

June Update

June Update

Students in the Casserly House After School Program have started going back to in-person school, which has created excitement and hope in the community. We can see how this change has positively impacted the students’ grades and overall well being. Casserly House...

May Update

May Update

We can’t believe it is already mid-May! Since April Break, almost all of our students have returned to in person school. We are already seeing how this has made an improvement in their school work and enthusiasm! We have decided to continue online tutoring for the...

Happy April Break!

Happy April Break!

Next week our After School students will be off from school for April Break and we will not be having tutoring. On Thursday this week we held a Game Zoom to begin their break with some fun. We played Bingo, Kahoot!, a picture guessing game and a few other fun games....

Celebrations at Casserly House

Celebrations at Casserly House

On April 7th the Casserly House community gathered on Zoom to celebrate the incredible impact Jen Reis made during her time as Director. It was a wonderful evening in which we shared prayer, stories and thanks. The After School students made signs and some of the...

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!

Happy (almost) Easter from Casserly House! We hope you have a day filled with joy, peace and sunshine! Today we celebrated Easter with the Casserly House community at our virtual Easter Prayer Service. Some of our After School Program students read poems and prayers...

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Casserly House! We handed out some St. Patrick’s Day goodie bags to the After School Program students. As we continue online tutoring we feel it is important that the kids know we are thinking about them and miss seeing them in person....

Spring Update!

Spring Update!

Casserly House is keeping busy as we head into Spring. After a relaxing Winter Break our After School students, adult students and volunteers got right back into tutoring. All of our students continue to persevere despite facing the challenges of online learning. Our...

Happy February Break!

Happy February Break!

This week our students worked and played hard! Tuesday was a snow day for Boston Public Schools, so Casserly House followed suite and the After School Program was canceled for the afternoon. Then, on Wednesday we had a Game Zoom instead of tutoring! We had a scavenger...

Game Zoom Fun!

Game Zoom Fun!

Sometimes in the After School Program (ASP) we like to break up homework time with games! While we’ve continued to do Zoom tutoring for ASP, spaces for community and connection are hard to come by. Before the pandemic hit, we scheduled in time for homework, snack,...

Casserly House Update!

Casserly House Update!

During the past few months Casserly House has continued to adjust to virtual programming. The After School Program (ASP) students have been working hard in online school, but being on Zoom calls all day has brought many challenges. For several students, virtual...

Christmas Prayer Celebration!

Christmas Prayer Celebration!

Happy Holidays from Casserly House! On Thursday, December 17th Casserly House staff, volunteers, students and community members gathered for our annual Christmas Prayer Celebration. Just like our Thanksgiving Prayer Service, we held this celebration on Zoom. While we...

Thank you volunteers!

Thank you volunteers!

This week volunteers from the service organization 4Boston at Boston College and the BU Global Medical Brigades at Boston University began volunteering in our After School Program. This allowed us to start tutoring our students up to four days a week instead of two!...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

At Casserly House we are thankful for our amazing community who has given us support this year. We wanted to say thank you to the Spirit of Life community and the District E-5 Police Department for providing Thanksgiving meals and gift certificates so we could hand...

Introducing Megan!

Introducing Megan!

As part of our longstanding partnership with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, we will be welcoming a new After School Coordinator this Fall, Megan! Megan was born and raised in Austin, Texas. She attended St.Edward’s University in Austin where she graduated with a degree...

Clowning Around for the End of School

Clowning Around for the End of School

This Thursday, we joined together with all of Casserly After School to celebrate the accomplishments of our students. This year hasn’t been an easy one, but we are so proud of the resiliency our students have shown. This spring, everyone was forced to step up to the...

Monday, June 1, Solidarity and Action

Monday, June 1, Solidarity and Action

“No Justice, No Peace”. The rallying cry of the thousands of protestors that came out this weekend in the fight for justice for black Americans. Here in Boston, we saw demonstrations outside of the State House and beyond, demanding that the four officers responsible...