National Grid, City Year Team Up to Spruce Up English High School

Nearly 30 National Grid employees volunteered with City Year Boston at English High School in Jamaica Plain for a recent day of service.

National Grid and City Year volunteers gather before spending the day sprucing up English High School.

National Grid’s US President Dean Seavers and Marcy Reed, president of National Grid in Massachusetts, were on hand and kicked off the day.

“I’m always impressed by the dedication and stewardship displayed by our people,” Reed said to the group. “We love being a City Year team sponsor for the English High School; coming together and doing something that’s positive and helpful for the students.”

The participating volunteers assembled more than 550 school supply kits, cleaned out two garden beds, painted outdoor benches, and picked up waste around the high school campus.

“National Grid has been a critical philanthropic partner with City Year Boston for many years, supporting our teams of AmeriCorps members and their service to the students of the Boston Public Schools,” said Kristen af Klinteberg, managing director at City Year Boston. “We are proud to work with National Grid on such worthy projects that benefit our local schools.”

National Grid has partnered with City Year for more than a decade and is currently in year two of a three-year ($900K) partnership with the organization.