BOSTON, Mass. (March 2, 2017) – City Year Boston will welcome more than 400 guests to the Sheraton Boston Hotel on Friday, March 3 for its annual Legal Community Breakfast. The event is the education nonprofit’s eighth gathering of Boston’s legal industry leaders, which raises critical funds in support of City Year Boston’s service to students in 21 Boston Public Schools.

The program will include featured remarks from Jonas Svedlund, General Counsel at GE Ventures. He will discuss his role at GE, and the causes and people that shaped his career path. He will also share GE’s philosophy around innovation and investing in the Boston community, particularly in the futures of the city’s students.

WHAT: City Year Boston’s 2017 Legal Community Breakfast

WHEN: Friday, March 3, 2017
7:15 a.m. Guest networking hour

8:00 a.m. Speaking program and call for support (9:00 a.m. close)

WHERE: Sheraton Boston Hotel, 39 Dalton Street, Boston

WHO: Featured Speaker: Jonas Svedlund, General Counsel, GE Ventures

  • Sandra Lopez Burke, Vice President and Executive Director, City Year Boston
  • Christopher Hui, City Year AmeriCorps member at Winthrop Elementary School
  • Ian Epperson-Temple, City Year alumnus, Law Clerk for Manion Gaynor & Manning 

For Press: Please present press credentials upon arrival at registration.
Photos from last year’s event featuring Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey can be found on City Year’s Flickr.

About City Year Boston:

This year, City Year Boston has recruited, trained, and deployed 265 AmeriCorps members into service in 21 schools across the Boston Public Schools (BPS) where they reach more than 10,000 students every day and will collectively serve more than 450,000 hours over the academic year. For more information, go to:

About City Year:

City Year is dedicated to helping students and schools succeed. City Year partners with public schools in 27 urban communities across the U.S. Diverse teams of City Year AmeriCorps members serve full-time in schools, providing high-impact student, classroom, and school-wide support to help students stay in school and on track to graduate from high school, ready for college and career success. A proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network, City Year is made possible by support from the Corporation for National and Community Service, school district partnerships, and private philanthropy from corporations, foundations and individuals.

About GE Ventures:

GE Ventures identifies, scales and accelerates ideas that will help make the world work better. Focused on the areas of software, advanced manufacturing, energy and health care, GE Ventures combines equity investing, new business creation, licensing and technology transfer to deliver an innovation platform designed to drive growth for partners and GE. For more information, visit, or follow on Twitter (@GE_Ventures) and LinkedIn.

Media Contacts

Jonathan Palumbo, City Year Boston

Susan Bishop, GE Corporate