Bridge to calculus students work in Dodge hall.

Northeastern creates 135 summer jobs for high school students

‘As an experiential university, this is exactly what we do.’ Northeastern creates 135 summer jobs for high school student

Northeastern University is creating 135 summer jobs for students of high school age in Boston and Oakland, California, as part of a larger move to increase working and learning opportunities that were disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The university is creating 125 employment opportunities on the Boston campus for young people this summer in partnership with the City of Boston’s SuccessLink summer jobs program. Another 10 jobs will be available at Mills College at Northeastern—a program that may be extended in future years to other locations in Northeastern’s global campus network.

“There is an urgency to doing this work coming out of COVID,” says Alicia Sasser Modestino, an associate professor of public policy and urban affairs and economics, as well as research director for the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy at Northeastern. “There has been tremendous loss for young people in terms of learning, connection, well-being and mental health that we’re still seeing. The more that we can do to provide these young people with what they need to get back on track with their education and their careers, the better for their futures.”Employment in Boston will include work opportunities in university departments to support communications, administration and student services, as well as Northeastern’s Bridge to Calculus program, which empowers young people from underserved communities to succeed in advanced math classes.

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