Community support for Project ALERTA


“Project ALERTA’s recognition as a national leader in youth arts and humanities programming brings honor to the University of Massachusetts Boston’s mission to broaden access to higher education. In the lives of the young English Language Learners they serve, we see a new generation of future college students.”

J. Keith Motley, PhD
University of Massachusetts Boston

“At a critical time in my life, Project ALERTA provided a chance for me to learn through discovery. This opportunity to experience learning in a different way transferred into my confidence and drive to go on to college. Today, I’m getting my Master’s degree in teaching. My hope is to be the teacher who helps other Latino students develop their confidence and talent.”

Veronica Navarro
ALERTA '97-99, Clark University BA. 2010, Clark University MAT 2011

“As an immigrant from Puerto Rico, I was always fascinated when listening to people speak another language and so became determined to learn how to read and write in English. As a Project ALERTA teacher, it’s rewarding to see our students blossom as they gain language proficiency, do better in school, and set their sights on a future college education.”

Lilybell Llera
ALERTA Teacher
William Blackstone Elementary School


Best in the US!

In 2010 Project ALERTA was selected by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, among 450 national nominees, 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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Project ALERTA

100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125-3393

Giving to UMass Boston

Your gift to Project ALERTA helps ensure that Boston’s Latino and English Language Learners achieve academic success.