1. The Summer 2015 Graduations will be on Thursday, August 20th at 7 PM and on Saturday, August 22nd at 10 AM. The East Boston Center will have over 100 people receive Diplomas in English I, II, GED/HiSet, and U.S. Citizenship Classes. If you would like to attend any graduation as a benefactor or alumni, please give us a call at 617-567-7873.
2. The Center continues with Executive Director Renato Avellani, Dominic's son, who has been at the Center much of his life, and with Program Director Antonia Alen, who has worked at the Center in various roles since 1979. The teachers and staff are the same as before. We miss Dominic but we carry on his legacy.
3. On February 27, 2012, the Center's former Director, Dominic Avellani, was recognized as one of the 100 most powerful people in the Hispanic community in Massachusetts by the El Planeta Newspaper of Boston. Other people on the list include Boston's Mayor Menino, and the Governor and Lieutenant Governor's of Massachusetts.
4. On On November 15 and 16 2007, the Center's former Director, Dominic Avellani, received the Caring Foundation Award for having assisted over 40,000 immigrants, refugees, and U.S. School dropouts over the past 35 years (1972-2007). The events were held in Washington DC at the Frederick Douglas Museum and other locations. The link to the Boston Globe article is here.
5. The new GED in Massachusetts is called the HiSet. Testing is at Madison Park High School in Roxbury and other locations. Students must meet in front of the East Boston Center at 7:30 AM. They can travel in their own car or ride in the center's vehicle. The students must bring 2 number 2 pencils and positive ID, such as a driver's license, a state ID, or a passport.
6. The Center can now accept online donations through Paypal. No Paypal account is
necessary to make a donation.
Last updated on July 16, 2015