Annual Fund

Neighborhood Parents for the Hurley School

Make a donation through our annual fund

The Hurley is a tier-one, bilingual K-8 Boston Public School (BPS) located in the South End whose mission is to graduate students who perform at a high academic level in both English and Spanish. Hurley students are also culturally aware and prepared to serve as leaders in their schools and communities. More than 74 percent of Hurley students are considered “high need” by the MA Department of Education* Principal Bethy Verano and her team of talented teachers move mountains for the kids with a limited budget and they need your help.

NPHS aims to fill the gaps in funding that the Hurley receives each year from BPS. The NPHS Annual Fund makes signature investments in the Hurley that bridge gaps in capacity funding. Past investments have included the turf field that students enjoy daily, as well as community members outside of school hours. More recently, contributions to the Annual Fund purchased interactive smart projectors for every Hurley classroom. As Diana Colón, a Hurley 1st grade teacher, shared with us recently, “The ‘smart’ projectors have enhanced my students’ learning by allowing them to explore games and resources and have provided me the opportunity to highlight and edit students’ work with the whole class.”

The Annual Fund also supports other vital programs including small group reading interventions; arts enrichment that inspires young people; and independent school entrance exam preparation to name a few. NPHS has ambitious goals to invest even more into the school moving forward. The focus of this year’s Annual Fund appeal is to raise enough money to continue to close the day-to-day gaps in funding, while also seeding our top priorities for improvements in learning, infrastructure and play. These include:

  • Remodeling the Hurley auditorium to serve as a flexible, multi-use space
  • Building a cutting-edge, bilingual STEAM program
  • Investing in the Hurley schoolyard to promote safety, learning, and healthy play

Each of these is a multi-year initiative, and the NPHS has created committees and begun recruiting community partners to support these efforts working in close partnership with Principal Verano.

We hope we can count on your support this year. No donation is too small nor too big! To give you an idea of the impact you can create with your gift:

  • $20 supports a music workshop for one student
  • $50 pays for occupational therapy equipment
  • $200 pays for one reading intervention cycle
  • $2000 purchases STEM materials
  • $20,000 provides the anchor gift to fund a refurbished playground

It is an exciting time to be part of the Hurley community. As neighbors and parents of the Hurley, we are so grateful for the opportunities this community has given our children and their classmates.

We hope you will consider a gift today and help Hurley students realize their dreams.

If you prefer to send a check, please make it payable to Neighborhood Parents for the Hurley School (NPHS), and send it to:

Neighborhood Parents for the Hurley School (NPHS)
PO Box 180763
Boston, MA 02118

If you have any questions, please contact NPHS treasurer, Jane Farrington.