Massachusetts is known as a national leader in education, but the Commonwealth’s strong reputation masks deep disparities. In 2014, more than 14,200 students were enrolled in the state’s lowest-performing and chronically underperforming elementary and middle schools. Of these students, roughly 80% attend schools in three cities: Boston, Lawrence, and Springfield.
UP Education Network views the striking achievement gap as the most critical Civil Rights issue of the 21st Century. We are committed to providing educational opportunities to all students, proudly partnering with the Boston Public Schools, the Lawrence Public Schools, and soon, the Springfield Empowerment Zone Partnership. Our scholars are acquiring the knowledge, skills, and strength of character necessary to succeed on the path to college and to unlock their full potential.
We are so honored to be a part of the communities in which we live and work. Our hope is that you fall in love with our cities as much as we have.