Project ALERTA

at the University of Massachusetts Boston

Project ALERTA

Lucia Mayerson-David and First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House

Project ALERTA is very proud of its many accomplishments throughout its 26-year history, especially its most recent achievement—being selected by the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, among 450 nominees, as 1 of 15 awardees in the nation to receive the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award, the highest honor for youth arts programs in the United States.

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"I want to give thanks to all of my teachers for pushing me far. When I went to the White House I said to myself, 'Am I dreaming?' I was also really nervous until Michelle Obama hugged me.” Noelia Lugo, ALERTA participant


The Power of a Granola Bar: Summer TAG and ALERTA Programs

" I just bumped into a TAG (Talented and Gifted Program) assistant teacher in the elevator of the Wheatley Building." Read More 

Boston Public Schools Superintendent Carol Johnson says:

"Boston Public Schools congratulates our longtime partner, UMass Boston's Project ALERTA. Through academic enrichment, student-centered learning, and family engagement, we are collaboratively closing the access and achievement gaps for Latino youth and English Language Learners."

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