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    Fiver Malcolm Steps Out of His Comfort Zone to Star in "Fences"

    To watch Malcolm on stage at Essex Street Academy, you would think he was a natural performer; however, acting hasn’t always been a passion of his. Prior to his leading role in "Fences" Malcolm had never acted in anything, but when it was announced that his school would be staging a production of this Pulitzer Prize-winning play by August Wilson he knew he wanted to try out for a part. Malcolm was assigned to read "Fences" for class during his freshman year, and it was ...

  • The Fiver Community Makes an Impact on #GivingTuesday

    #GivingTuesday was an overwhelming success throughout the world this year—$168 million was raised in over 98 countries!  The Fiver team worked hard in preparation for November 29th and raised just under $20,000.  But it's not over yet; our Giving Tuesday campaign will remain open until December 31st!

  • 9 Tips to Get the Most Out of Freshman Year

    It’s early August, which means in a few weeks many of our recent Fiver graduates will be heading off to their first year of college. From the minute freshman step onto campus, they are subject to a seemingly-limitless range of opportunities, challenges, experiences, people, and events. Navigating this environment can be difficult and takes time to get right.

  • Summer in the City Is Underway

    Today marks the beginning of this year’s Summer in the City program (SITC), our annual effort to provide Fivers with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in today’s competitive world. This intensive three-week course exposes its participants to various careers and occupations through presentations, site visits, lectures, and hands-on activities. The skills Fivers develop along the way, while extremely relevant in the professional world, have countless applications in their p...

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