Milly Arbaje-Thomas joins Justin Reich to discuss the Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity (METCO), a voluntary school integration program in Boston, Massachusetts. They’ll focus on METCO’s mission, its underlying values, and Milly’s personal experience with the program as a former METCO parent and as its current CEO.
About Our Guest: Milly Arbaje-Thomas
Milly Arbaje-Thomas is the CEO of METCO, which is a voluntary school integration program here in Boston. Prior, Milly managed neighborhood antipoverty programs at Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) for 15 years. As Deputy Director of ABCD Field Operations she provided leadership to 14 neighborhood sites and is credited with transforming those sites into integrated, full-service case management organizations serving the low-income community.
Additional Resources for Teachers and other Listeners
https://metcoinc.org/ - Learn more about METCO
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7I65Ru4ZM9c - WGBH segment on METCO funding
https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2019/02/18/metco-students-outperforming-those-bps-charter-schools/W4jpFqnOSFxbdvsJu30jXN/story.html - Recent article about METCO performance
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Produced by Aimee Corrigan and Garrett Beazley
Edited by Kate Ellis
Recorded and Mixed by Garrett Beazley
Filmed by Denez McAdoo
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