Boston – City Realty Group, a community-focused real estate development company serving the Greater Boston area since 2004, donated several new laptop Chromebooks to The People’s Academy, a nonprofit based in the Uphams Corner neighborhood.
The People’s Academy empowers Boston’s inner-city, at-risk residents by training them in the trade of fabrication and installation of metal, specializing in copper. The City Realty Group donation provides the program’s apprentices with a valuable resource to further their training during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
Launched in 2001 and incorporated as a nonprofit in 2013, The People’s Academy works to provide viable employment and opportunities for disenfranchised youth, with a commitment to self-sufficiency, as well as neighborhood and community improvement. The new Chromebooks will help the apprentices enhance their education and ultimately pursue career paths in unions or self-employment.
The People’s Academy has a goal to enroll and graduate 30 students each year. The two-year program begins with the basics of the building trade and culminates in hands-on training and skills that allow students to begin working in fabrication and installation.