April 2023

Celebrating Volunteers

By |2023-05-31T10:44:40-04:00April 21, 2023|Blog|

It’s National Volunteer Week 2023, and we're celebrating the members of our pack who do so much for Wily! It would be impossible to name all the people who have gone above and beyond to support Wily Scholars. This year alone, our teams of volunteers have come together to provide hundreds of [...]

January 2023

November 2022

September 2022

All-Pack Prep Week

By |2023-05-31T10:45:44-04:00September 9, 2022|Blog|

Students are heading back to school for the fall semester, and that means we’re returning to a schedule of regular, in-person meetings with every Scholar! We geared up for the new semester with All-Pack Prep Week; a week where staff spent time together for trainings and team-building activities.

August 2022

Interview with Eric James: the first Wily Scholar

By |2023-05-31T10:45:56-04:00August 10, 2022|Blog|

When Wily met Eric James, we were both just starting out. He hadn’t yet enrolled at UMass Dartmouth, and we were yet to partner with our first student. Now, seven years  and more than 100 Wily Scholars later, we sat down with Eric to talk about his new role. The first ever Wily Scholar has been appointed Mattapan’s Neighborhood Liaison to City Hall by Mayor Michelle Wu.

July 2022

May 2022

The Wily Network Responds to the Mackenzie Fierceton Story

By |2023-05-31T10:46:10-04:00May 9, 2022|Blog|

Mackenzie Fierceton is the child of a doctor who attended a private prep school in a wealthy suburb. She also called herself a first-generation low-income student. But Mackenzie Fierceton is not a liar. She is a student who found herself in a complex and easily-misunderstood situation: working towards her degree without support from family. Just as Mackenzie’s story was misunderstood, what makes a student a Wily Scholar [...]

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