News from the PIC

Massachusetts STEM Week Events

Join the Boston STEM Network and the Boston Private Industry Council (PIC) for a series of events celebrating the Massachusetts STEM Week theme, “See Yourself In STEM!”

The PIC Stands in Solidarity

Together, we must engage in difficult conversations, examine our own role in perpetuating inequity, and speaking out against injustice whenever we see it. We owe it to our students, to our community, to our staff, and to our supporters.

Resources for Students and Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Local and national resources for students and families facing financial and economic instability as a result of the COVID19 pandemic. This page will be continually updated.

UPDATED: What We Are Doing to Keep Our Community Connected Re: COVID-19

Consistent with guidance from local, state, and federal health officials, PIC offices will be closed at least through Friday, March 27. In the interim, PIC staff will be reaching out to the students, young adults, employers and other partners to offer support.

Boston Opportunity Youth Collaborative Receives Funding for Data Tracking of At-Risk Students

The Boston Opportunity Youth Collaborative (OYC) has been awarded a grant from the Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions to reduce the number of students, particularly young men of color, who get disconnected from high school or community college.

Boston PIC 2019 Annual Meeting

We were honored to gather with our cross-sector partners at the PIC 2019 Annual Meeting​ to celebrate the impact we made together this year.

Career Pathways for Boston's Opportunity Youth

On Tuesday, May 21, 2019, the Boston Opportunity Youth Collaborative (OYC) brought together 150 community partners to learn about the new Career Pathways for Boston’s Opportunity Youth report, produced by the Rennie Center for Education Research and Policy.

Intern Spotlight: Liz Bernabel

​Liz Bernabel is currently interning at the PIC with our Employer Engagement team. Read about her work experience and her advice for aspiring interns.

New Directions: Creating Career Pathways for and with Opportunity Youth

On Wednesday, November 7, 2018, the Boston Opportunity Youth Collaborative (OYC) brought together 200 community partners to present its new report on connecting opportunity youth to education, training, and employment opportunities.
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