Neighborhood Parents for the Hurley School
Supporting Hurley’s public bilingual education
The Hurley is a Spanish-English bilingual K-8 Boston public school in the South End. Our school serves a racially, ethnically, and economically diverse student population with over seventy percent of our students living in high poverty.
Just over a decade ago, the Hurley was an “underperforming” school. Then, a group of dedicated parents who valued public education and were committed to raising their kids in the city joined together with the school’s principal to identify ways that the larger school community might support the school’s mission. Thus Neighborhood Parents for the Hurley School (NPHS) was founded. With the support of NPHS, our dedicated administration, faculty, staff, and student body, we have transformed the Hurley into a MCAS Tier I School and a model of integrated urban education.
NPHS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that acts as the development arm of the Hurley School. We are current parents, community members, and volunteers who believe in bilingual public education and see the need to enhance the academic experience of all students at the Hurley. Our mission is to bridge gaps in the funding that the Hurley receives from the Boston Public School System. The Hurley relies on philanthropy to support each of its 350 students. NPHS raises money to facilitate the Hurley’s vision and mission. With your support we can continue to help our students achieve academic excellence.
NPHS organizes annual fundraisers, solicits private donations, writes grants, builds community partnerships, and works on special projects at the direction of the Principal.
We welcome fresh ideas regarding strategic support and long-term planning, and we would love to see some new faces at our meetings.
All Hurley parents are members of NPHS. Our monthly meetings are held at the home of an NPHS member and Hurley parent.
Please visit our website for more information, or to make a donation. https://supporthurley.org
Where the Money Goes:
- Language and reading interventions for those students needing extra help in these areas
- Fund and oversee special projects such as replacing the turf athletic field, renovating the auditorium into a more functional classroom space, improving technology in each of the classrooms
- Fund arts programming
- Provide teacher and classroom support including books, materials, equipment, teacher continuing education programs, and teacher appreciation events
- Fund social-emotional support programs
- Provide support for extracurricular activities such as ISEE test prep courses and Debate league
- support Special Education programs
Alicia Erickson, Co-President
Jennifer Anderson, Co-President
Chris Sullivan, Vice President
Jane Farrington, Treasurer
Milica Golubovic, Secretary
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Friday, May 8th 2020
It’s the most fun you’ll ever have at a fundraiser — ¡TropiCaliente! an annual benefit evening for the Hurley School. Each spring, this neighborhood event raises tens of thousands of dollars to help the Hurley. To discover how to become a sponsor, donate to the silent auction, or buy tickets, visit the ¡TropiCaliente! website.
Are you an ex-teacher or librarian? Do you love to cook or garden? If you want to share your interests or expertise with the students at the Hurley (or even just help out with lunch or shelve books for the library), we’d love to have you. Contact the main office at 617-635-8489 for more info about volunteering at the school.