Edwards Wildman, MFS Investment Management, and Citizen Schools have teamed up on an exciting project, reported BBA Week. In spring 2014, 11 sixth grade students at the Dever-McCormack school in Dorchester board a bus every Thursday afternoon to learn about "Managing the Celtics" in Edwards Wildman's offices. Edwards Wildman attorney, Mike Harrison, as well as two MFS professionals and a Citizens School Teacher Leader teach a class about managing a sports team that addresses a host of business issues
In the article, "Edwards Wildman Attorneys Teach Dorchester Students How to Manage the Celtics
," Matthew McTygue, partner-in-charge of Edwards Wildman's Boston office, said, "We are thrilled to support this life-changing educational opportunity. Our attorneys and staff strongly believe in giving back to the communities in which we live and work, and it is gratifying to see the program's positive impact in building a pipeline for future diverse leaders in Greater Boston."
Edwards Wildman has strong ties to Citizen Schools, a nonprofit organization focused on improving the lives and opportunities of inner city youth. This is the third time that Edwards Wildman has offered this apprenticeship program through Citizen Schools. Edwards Wildman, under the leadership of Boston-based partner George Ticknor, initially developed the curriculum as a pro bono project for lawyers in its Business Law Department. Ticknor has served as a member of the Massachusetts board of directors of Citizen Schools for the past five years.