UU Urban Ministry: Roxbury Youth Program


Boston, Mass., USA


The UU Urban Ministry (UUUM) was founded in 1826 when Rev. Joseph Tuckerman established a ministry-at-large with the dual focus of empowering Boston’s most underprivileged citizens and transforming the spiritual consciousness of its most privileged residents. The mission of the UUUM is to unite communities and transform individuals through education, service, and advocacy. The ministry engages communities and congregations in social action with programs that empower youth and adults to realize their full potential. For more information, visit www.uuum.org.


This project is for one intern, based in the UUUM Roxbury office. The intern will assist staff in leading the Summer Employment Program for 12–15 high school youth. The Roxbury Youth Program (RYP) is a comprehensive program serving approximately 50 high school students during the year, providing a safe, enriching environment for young people during out-of-school time. With the help of dedicated volunteers, RYP offers opportunities for youth to build self-esteem and improve their academic, interpersonal, and leadership skills, empowering them to be leaders in their families, schools, and communities. The intern will help with the planning and facilitation of workshops for the youth participants, as well as assist with administrative tasks related to the Summer Employment Program.


June 15 to August 7, with some flexibility. Approximately 25 hours per week.

Site-Specific Qualifications

Preference will be given to applicants with experience working with youth, and a demonstrated interest and understanding of urban social justice issues.

Because this placement works with youth, the selected intern will be required to complete a CORI background check.


[hidden]The selected intern is eligible to apply for a stipend from UUCSJ for up to $175 per week to assist with food and incidentals, in addition to up to $75 per month to assist with the cost of local transportation.[/hidden]

This intern will need to provide their own housing in the Boston, MA area. The selected intern is responsible for travel to and from the Boston area.

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Heather Vickery is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with UU congregations, State Action Networks, past UU College of Social Justice (UUCSJ) program participants, and regional staff in order to expand engagement in UUSC and UUCSJ’s work. As the Coordinator for Congregational Activism, she manages the workshop offerings and group visits to the UUSC/UUCSJ office and assists with communications for the Activism and Justice Education Team. Heather is an active member of the Boston Immigration Justice Accompaniment Network and a dedicated dog-mom to her rescue puppy Nova.

Heather may be contacted at hvickery@uucsj.org and 617-301-4303