Hemenway & Barnes is a proud sponsor of the Boston Partners in Education 15th Annual Big Cheese Reads Gala on May 9, 2019. The evening will celebrate the stories that inspire us to dream bigger and recognize the many Big Cheese Readers who visited middle school classrooms to build a connection with Boston Public School students. The Gala honoree will be Thomas N. O’Brien, Founding Partner & Managing Director of the HYM Investment Group, LLC. The Mildred Avenue K-8 School, EdVestors' 2018 School on the Move winner, will also be recognized.
Since 2004, The Big Cheese Reads has been connecting business and community leaders with middle school students in order to emphasize the important link between literacy and career success. Since its inception, over 400 corporate and community leaders have gone back into the classroom to support the initiative.
Nate McConarty serves on Boston Partners’ Board of Directors and John Siciliano, Art Page and Gioia Perugini of Hemenway & Barnes have all been Big Cheese Readers. Boston Partners in Education recruits, trains and places hundreds of volunteers each year in Boston classrooms where they work directly with students and teachers through a variety of programs.