Boston pulse poetry
Boston Pulse Poetry is a spoken word youth organization founded in 2015 by Tony DelaRosa (Executive Director) who is currently finishing up his Masters in Arts in Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. It is modeled off of the sister non-profit organization Indy Pulse, which he co-founded in 2013 while serving as a teacher in Indianapolis Public Schools. Boston Pulse serves as a program that co-empowers youth voice through identity-focused critical literacy and arts pedagogy in order for students to make positive change in themselves and in their communities. They have collaborated with and performed for Citizen Schools, Teach For America, Leadership for Educational Equity, Harvard Law School's Freedom Seder, and Harvard's Inaugural Black Graduation. Boston Pulse was the only middle school team that made semi-finals in Louder than a Bomb Massachusetts state spoken word festival and won 1st place at Harvard Kennedy School's Apollo Night Competition The team is currently participating in the 4.0 Schools Fellowship to scale the organization's mission to push ed-policy through poetry and youth voice.