1. Heroes and Journalism

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    A video made by Orchard Gardens sixth graders chronicling their interviews with six heroes. Volunteer Jeff Feingold and their Citizen Schools Team Leader Patrick Morse taught the course.

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    • Governor Highlights School Turnaround Strategy

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      Governor Patrick uses a visit to the Orchard Gardens K-8 School in Roxbury to tout efforts by the city, state, and federal government to boost student achievement. Report for BNN News. Aired January 15, 2012.

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      • Mike Ross Rolls out Campaign for Mayor

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        Mike Ross kicks off his campaign for mayor with an itinerary of multiple stops around the city over a period of 25 hours. Report for BNN News. Aired June 13, 2013.

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        • Students Highlight City Hall Black History Event

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          Students from the Orchard Gardens K-8 Pilot School in Roxbury highlight a Black History Month celebration in the Boston City Council's Iannella Chamber. Report for BNN News. Aired February 27, 2014.

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          • Park Named in Honor of Roxbury Activist

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            A park near the Orchard Gardens housing development in Roxbury is named after lifelong resident and community activist Edna Viola Bynoe. Report for BNN News. Aired June 21, 2011.

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            • Music and Arts Collaboration Starts at Roxbury School

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              As part of a turnaround program of the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, students and their community at the Orchard Gardens K-8 School in Roxbury will be in a two-year musical and artistic exchange with the Silk Road Ensemble, founded by cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Report for BNN News. Aired December 6, 2012.

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              • YGB Mural from 2011

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                Our first community mural done by Alex J. Brien took place in January 2011 at the AG Church in Methuen, Ma for the youth group, Youth Gospel Barracks.

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                • ETF's Perkins School for the Blind Mural

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                  In April 2012, ETF was commissioned to create a tactile mural at Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, MA. Alex J. Brien and Matthew Chenard created a wide-scale mural equipped with a 3D bench, tree bark, artificially scented flowers and more. Check out the video and see the process.

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                  • Boys 2 Men- Citizen Schools at Orchard Gardens 2011

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                    Video compilation of a group of 18 6th and 7th grade Orchard Gardens students speaking about how to be better men in the face of many pressures, hardships, and stereotypes.

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                    • Principal Andrew Bott on school turnaround

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                      His goal: to turn Orchard Gardens into the first 90-90-90 school in Boston. 90% students of color, 90% below the poverty line, 90% proficiency on standardized tests. Here's his speech to the staff of Citizen Schools, one of his partners in his extended school day.

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