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METCO DIRECTORS’ ASSOCIATION

The Brown decision promised that every child, regardless of the color of his or her skin, would have unequivocal access to quality education and an equal opportunity to pursue his/her dreams.

~ Ed Markey, U.S. Senator

EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP

YOUTH EMPOWERMENT

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

1975

The year The METCO Directors' Association was founded

32

Number of school districts with METCO Programs in place

3300

The number of students participating in METCO every year

IN THE NEWS

December 13, 2018 by Bob Brown, The Swellesley Report From Wellesley Public School Superintendent David Lussier: I am pleased to announce the appointment of Doreen Ward as the METCO Director for the Wellesley Public Schools. Ms. Ward has been employed as the METCO Director for Melrose Public Schools for the
Friday, November 2, 2018 Superintendents, METCO Directors, METCO board members, staff of METCO HQ and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, came together at for the FALL 2018 BOSTON METCO RETREAT to connect and problem solve. We also had the pleasure of hearing from the Massachusetts Education Commissioner, Jeffrey

UPCOMING METCO EVENTS

METCO ALUMNI PARTY

Hosted By: METCO Directors’ Association (MDA)

Saturday, May 18, 2019 | Moseley’s On the Charles Ballroom & Banquet Facility | 8:00 PM – 1:00 AM.

TICKETS

METCO Alumni (students, parents, directors) and friends of METCO: Join us for an evening of reminiscing, socializing, and dancing while also raising money to support the METCO Directors’ Association (MDA) Youth Scholarships. Each year the MDA presents three scholarships to METCO seniors to help offset some of the cost for college. For more information about our scholarships, please visit our website http://metcodirectors.com/scholarship/. This alumni party sure to be a night to remember, and opportunity to see old friends and family. Be sure to come and represent your METCO District, GREEK Affiliation, or HBCU. We are excited to see what you come up with!

If you are unable to attend this event and would like to be placed on a contact list for future METCO updates and alumni events, please register by clicking a link below. For more information about this event, please contact the committee at events.metcodirectors@gmail.com.

*Light refreshments and appetizers will be served.

Purchase your tickets today!

Cocktails and Conversations

Hosted by: METCO Directors’ Association (MDA) & Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color (COSEBOC)

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Come join members, partners, and friends to unwind, socialize and network. This is an opportunity to engage with the leadership and members of both the MDA and COSEBOC, and learn more about all the great work each organization is accomplishing. Music by: DJ Tee Clark, METCO Alumni and Host of 97.7. RSVP HERE.

METCO ADVOCACY DAY

Tuesday March 19, 2019

Raise your voice for school integration and educational equity! METCO’s annual Advocacy Day is set for Tuesday, March 19th at the State House. The rally begins at 9am in Nurse’s Hall and the Grand Staircase. The program will include students, district leaders, and elected officials speaking about the impact of the program. Then at 10:45am, groups visit legislators and remind them how essential METCO is to Boston and the suburbs. To make an appointment with your legislator, visit metcoinc.org/advocacy!