From the beginning, the vision for NewBridge on the Charles was to build a multi-generational campus -- one where residents and young people would share activities on a regular basis. That vision was realized in September 2010 when The Rashi School opened its doors to 300 students ranging from kindergarten to eighth grade.
Becoming part of the NewBridge campus has allowed The Rashi School to find a permanent home after more than two decades of being housed in temporary locations throughout Boston. Both students and residents will reap the benefits of being neighbors.
This is a mutually beneficial relationship. While the young people bring liveliness and joy into the community, the residents in turn spend hours reading, tutoring, and participating in learning activities with the students. On any given day, they will enjoy participating in sing-a-longs, games, and many celebrations.
Students also benefit from the opportunity to volunteer their time. They visit the Hebrew Rehabilitation Center on campus to share artwork, perform plays, sing, and simply spend time visiting with residents who are in short- and long-term care, and in other special support areas.
Our multigenerational community serves as an important model for how seniors and children benefit from enhanced learning opportunities.