Jacqueline Pires, a Dorchester resident, took part in the Student Success Jobs Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (SSJP), an intensive year-round employment and mentoring internship program for students of Boston Public High Schools. She is the first person in her Cape Verdean family to finish high school and go to college, and SSJP helped her take those steps.
In the fall of 2013, Jacqueline joined the ranks of aspiring physicians at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. While many of her classmates were eager for their first foray into medicine, Jacqueline stood out, having gained years of experience in the field through SSJP. The decision to join the program as a 16-year-old student at the John D. O’Bryant School of Math was something that profoundly impacted her studies and choice of career.
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