On Thursday, May 9, the NBSS community kicked off our 20th Annual Celebration of Craft with a fun and lively Opening Party. Guests enjoyed our expansive Student & Alumni Exhibit, special program demonstrations, live music, and great conversation with friends. View photos from the evening and read a transcript of the Opening Party Remarks and Stories here.
North Bennet Street School recently hosted a special exhibition of exquisite hand-bound books made by students and alumni of the Bookbinding program. This unique gathering of work showcased the many talents of our diverse bookbinding community, and offered insight into the renowned program at NBSS. The thirty-five fine bindings were on view from March 28 to April 30, 2019.
NBSS is proud to announce the recent publication of Rewarding Work, a story of visionary leaders with the courage to experiment in education and social services for Boston's North End neighborhood and beyond. The book is an engaging account of how the School's mission and diverse programs evolved over 130+ years, from a local settlement house to the world-renowned institution it is today.
NBSS is dedicated to helping students afford the cost of your education, and we are proud to announce our newest scholarship program, "Pell Yes!" – a new grant which provides up to $6,195 each year to need-qualified students who already hold a bachelor's degree. This gift replicates the Federal Pell Grant, a valuable tool already available to non-degree-holding students, and is just one of many types of aid we offer at NBSS.
Preservation Magazine recently profiled the award-winning Fowler Clark Epstein Farm. This innovative project from Historic Boston, Inc. involved many years of work from our Preservation Carpentry program and other dedicated nonprofits.