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We are COMPASS. We have impacted the lives of over 20,000 students, parents and families.

We are a community-based, non-profit, social service agency and special needs school that provides comprehensive educational, counseling and support services to high-risk youth and families. Our 4 school- and home-based programs serve over 1000 clients per year. Our mission is to equip those we serve with the skills to become self-sufficient productive members of their communities and society.

ISP Student Story: Z.

Z. was referred to COMPASS' Intensive Support Program at English High School soon after arriving from the Dominican Republic. T., an ISP staff member, began working with Z. and started to understand some of his learning challenges. An evaluation, done with the support of his parents, indicated that Z. was cognitively low in content areas, and performing several levels below his 9th grade placement. Z. was shy, respectful of others, and had limited English language skills. T. worked to ensure that Z. received bilingual special educations services in all content areas and worked with him unceasingly to ensure he understood and completed classroom assignments. Z. began to demonstrate a quiet pride in his accomplishments, and his self confidence increased. This year Z. got a job at Stop & Shop, a dream come true for him, as he was able to financially assist his family; he was a great

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"... I have attended the parents meetings (from) which I have learned a great deal about the program. Programs like COMPASS mean higher quality students which will become successful adults; COMPASS means inner city children will have a greater chance to learn and have a choice in getting a good education... "

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"ISP is the flower of the future."

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2012 Violence Prevention Slogans Announced

The contest was open to COMPASS students and the winners were awarded gift certificates. The slogans will be used in publicity and fundraising materials for the event, and featured on t-shirts and other giveaways to friends and families at this year's Violence Prevention Ceremonies. Other entries included:

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Downloadable Program Information

COMPASS is pleased to announce a new downloadable packet of agency and program information in Acrobat PDF format.

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Like COMPASS Facebook Challenge

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"I think u really changed my life, thank u for everything, i'm not gonna go back to the old me."

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"ISP is awesome. They have been instrumental in improving the achievement of my students. ISP offers support for my students that extends beyond the school day. They are a bright spot in my students' days."

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CSS at Hoop Dreams

Community Support Services clients and staff attended ABCD's Hoop Dreams basketball fundraising event at The Garden. 12 teams from Boston's leading corporations had the opportunity to play one another in a series of basketball games on the legendary parquet floor! Games were coached by Boston Celtic Coach Doc Rivers and Boston Globe sportswriter Bob Ryan.

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2013 Violence Prevention & Recognition Event

COMPASS School's Annual Violence Prevention & Recognition Day was wonderful! The event's agenda only BEGINS to convey the excitement, pride and celebratory mood that was evident throughout the event.

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Comprehensive Support and Stabilization: for families in crisis referred by DCF.
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SCHOOL

COMPASS School: a special education day school for youth with emotional, behavioral and learning disabilities.
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ASAP

After School Action Program: remediation and academic enrichment.

Facebook "Like" Challenge

Get us to 2000 likes by October 24th and an anonymous donor will provide $2000 for 2 Job Ready positions!