The Quincy School Community Partnership is a collaboration between Quincy Public Schools and the business community. Our Partners provide financial support, site and student support, and connect students with career opportunities. Whether making a financial contribution, offering job training to students or volunteering in the classrooms, Partners make a difference in the lives of Quincy Public School staff and students.
Our mission is to support the academic, social, and vocational success of Quincy Public School students through direct exposure to and mentorship from local business and community partners. The Quincy School Community Partnership is a 501c3 non-profit organization established over 20 years ago to support the development of students to become productive citizens and involved community members. In this Partnership, businesses and community partners gain positive exposure in the community while students gain valuable insight into business and community practices.
In appreciation and recognition our Partners investments, the Quincy School Community Partnership is pleased to offer numerous partner benefits. They include company logos prominently displayed at Quincy’s school-sponsored events, press releases highlighting your company’s level of commitment, company advertisement on the Quincy School Community Partnership’s website and Quincy’s Educational Channel ~ Channel 22, and company names highlighted in monthly school newsletters and the Quincy School Community Partnership newsletter.
We understand that Partners make a real difference! There is a place for you, and your business, regardless of your size or how you wish to give!
The Quincy School ~ Community Partnership is a significant component of the Quincy Public Schools thanks to the dedication, generosity and support of its Community Business Partners. As the 2018 – 2019 school year comes to a close,
it is important to share why.
Our Community Partners come in all sizes. Some are large corporations, and others are small companies. Some are family owned businesses while others are non-profit organizations or private families. Some work directly with our students and others are mentors, tutors or speakers. Some provide the world of work to high school students and others provide valuable financial support. Partners include Health Care Providers, Insurance Companies, Auto Dealerships, Construction Companies, Banks and Credit Unions. Whatever their size or whomever they are, they share a common thread of making a difference in the lives of Quincy Public Schools staff and students. For that, we say, “THANK YOU!”
“I am honored and proud of the many ways in which the strengths of our Community Partners enhance the educational opportunities of Quincy Public Schools students. Our partners are an integral part of the surround care that is the foundation of our school system.”
Richard DeCristofaro, Ed.D. Superintendent of Schools
Each year, the Quincy School ~ Community Partnership celebrates and thanks its community business partners for their dedication, generosity and support at the annual Partnership Recognition Breakfast, which was held on March 28, 2019 at the Tirrell Room, Quincy. Mayor Thomas P. Koch opened the program with his words of thanks to the business community. This year, the 2019 Partnership Recognitions went to five extraordinary partners: The Tirrell Room, State Street Foundation, National Fire Protection Association, South Shore YMCA and Quirk Auto Dealers.
Quincy Public Schools is grateful and proud of the elementary, middle and high school staff and students for their countless acts of kindness that take place each and every day, in each and every school. Community service empowers students to address the needs of the community and bring about change. Students work in leadership roles with their teachers and local agencies, while sharing the common goal of building a better tomorrow.
The 22nd Annual Community Service Learning Celebration was held on May 30, 2019 at the Tirrell Room, Quincy. Each year, this event acknowledges and celebrates Community Service Learning throughout Quincy Public Schools. Two hundred and twenty-five staff and students attended the event. Special thanks to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, a Platinum Level Sponsor of the Quincy School ~ Community Partnership, for sponsoring this event!
“Did you ever fly a kite in bed? Did you ever walk with ten cats on your head?”
Special thanks to National Fire Protection Association, a Platinum level sponsor of the Quincy School ~ Community Partnership, for celebrating Read Across America ~ Dr. Seuss Birthday with the Kindergarten and Grade 1 students at Lincoln Hancock Elementary School. NFPA employees were transported to and from the school in a QPS School Bus, where they visited classrooms, read to students and presented each student with a book that was theirs to keep!
A special shout out also goes to Bank of Canton, a Gold level sponsor of the Quincy School ~ Community Partnership, whose employees visited the Beechwood Knoll Elementary School to read to second grade students. Employees donated the books to the classrooms.
Thank you National Fire Protection Association and Bank of Canton! A great time was had by all!
Thank you Quincy Credit Union, Wessling Architects, Callahan Construction, Boston Scientific, South Shore YMCA, Quincy Mutual Group, and MassHire South Shore Workforce Board for selecting the CVTE Vocational Student of the Year!
Good Credit, Budgeting and Money Management are Important!
The 11th annual Credit for Life Fair was held on March 21, 2019 at the Tirrell Room, Quincy. Approximately 20012th grade students from both North Quincy High School and Quincy High School were in attendance to learnabout financial responsibility and budget management. The goal of the Credit for Life Fair is to provide studentswith a better understanding of:
Decisions impacting their spending,
Skills to be financially wise, and
The importance of good credit, budgeting and money management.
The Credit for Life Fair is a tremendous success thanks to the generous donationsfrom our local business community as well as their donation of time on the day of theevent. Special thanks to the following community partners who participated!
Quincy Credit Union, Bank of Canton, David Donaghue Insurance,Quirk Auto Dealers, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Colonial SavingsBank, Quincy College, Baystate Financial, Century 21 AbigailAdams, AXA Equitable, Coast to Home, South Shore YMCA,MountainOne Bank, South Shore Bank, TD Bank, Coastal HeritageBank, State Street, Quincy Rotary, Eastern Bank, Morganthaler,Century Bank, Caryn’s Corner, Hajjars, MassHire South ShoreCareer Center, and MassHire Workforce Development Board
The annual Student Athlete Summit, which provides students the opportunity to participate in workshops that directly affect them, was held on Friday, June 7 at the Tirrell Room, Quincy. Interactive workshops included Sports Injury Prevention and Management, Concussion Awareness, Nutrition and Team Leadership. One hundred grade 11 student athletes from both North Quincy High School and Quincy High School attended.
Special thanks to the South Shore YMCA for sponsoring the event. The YMCA is a Platinum Level Sponsor of the Quincy School ~ Community Partnership and a leading community business partner. Also participating in the event was Peak Physical Therapy and Sports Performance, a Silver Level Sponsor of the Quincy School ~ Community Partnership, as well as Quincy Public Schools Health Service and Food Service Departments.
The annual Quincy Public Schools Flag Day Celebration was held on June 14, 2019 at Clifford Marshall Elementary School. Students participated in a schoolwide assembly where they sang patriotic songs and learned about the meaning of Flag Day. Each student was presented a flag of their own, thanks to the generosity of the National Association of Government Employees (NAGE).
Special thanks to the National Association of Government Employees (NAGE), a Platinum Level sponsor of the Quincy School ~ Community Partnership, for also purchasing giant American flags to hang proudly on the flagpole outside of each Quincy Public Schools building!
Quincy Public Schools Annual Fifth Grade Student Council Leadership Summit was held on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at the Tirrell Room, Quincy. Approximately 65 Fifth Grade Student Council Leaders, representing each school, participated in this exciting event. The South Shore YMCA, a Platinum level sponsor of the Quincy School ~ Community Partnership, led a series of engaging and challenging leadership activities including Communication, Leading by Example and Decision Making. Students participated in each activity. North Quincy and Quincy High School Senior Class Officers assisted the YMCA staff throughout the morning.
Thank you to community leaders Mayor Thomas P. Koch and Ms. Jill Amato, Senior Vice President of MountainOne Bank, a Platinum Level Sponsor of the Quincy School ~ Community Partnership, for speaking to the students about what it means to be a leader.