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  • 260 Sumner St.
  • East Boston, MA 02128
  • 6175689777
  • Jeeyoon Kim
  • Pathways Coordinator
  • 6175689777

Program Description

ZUMIX is an East Boston-based nonprofit organization dedicated to building our community through music and the arts. A core belief is that music is the most powerful means of developing adolescent self-identity. Our award-winning music and creative technology programming is designed to equip youth with the tools necessary to reach their full potential, while creating a safe space for youth to explore who they are and who they want to be. Through community events, ZUMIX provides access to top-quality arts experiences for a low-income, under-served neighborhood.

Success Stories

Julianna first participated in Theater programs and piano lessons, and quickly branched out into Songwriting & Performance programs, ensembles such as Voces and African Drumming, and Z-Tech programs. In fact, Julianna is a member of a very elite group of ZUMIX youth and alumni - she is a Z-Tech Wizard, meaning she has graduated from every single Z-Tech program we offer. Now 19 years old, she spent this past summer working at ZUMIX as our Z-Tech Fix-It Scholar through the John Hancock MLK Summer Scholars Program.

Services Provided

  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • Community service/service hours
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • Other
  • Parent/family services


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 500
  • Middle School: 500
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing


  • Less than 25%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Berklee College of Music
  • Northeastern University
  • University of Massachusetts-Lowell

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 90%