Boston Medical Center’s Project Assert Receives “Big Picture Award” from the City School

Contact: Gina M. Digravio, 617-638-8491 |

(Boston)– Boston Medical Center’s (BMC) Project ASSERT was awarded The City School’s “Big Picture” Award at its eighth annual Opening the Door Dinner held earlier this month at the Seaport Hotel, Boston. Each year, City School honors its graduates, sponsors, and partners for their efforts and commitment.

Launched in 1993, Project ASSERT works to connect patients with primary care physicians, clinical services, substance detection, referral and rehabilitation services if needed. Project ASSERT has hosted City School student interns since 2000, providing them opportunities to work side-by-side with medical professionals in BMC’s Emergency Department.

Accepting the award on behalf of Project ASSERT was Ludy Young, who was also honored for her mentorship of City School summer interns.

The City School internships at Project ASSERT are made possible through the generous support of BMC’s Department of Emergency Medicine and are in honor of Manuel DelValle, Jr., a firefighter with Engine 5 of the New York City Fire Department who was killed while responding to the September 11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. He was the stepson of Dr. Peter Moyer, medical director for Boston’s public safety agencies (Police, Fire and EMS) and former and long-time director of Boston City Hospital’s (now Boston Medical Center) emergency department. Moyer also accepted the award on behalf of Project ASSERT.

The City School, a nonprofit organization in Dorchester, Massachusetts, runs programs to develop the power of youth to work toward building a just society. Since 1995, The City School has worked with more than 3,700 teenagers to foster their knowledge and skills so that they can be powerful leaders, involved in their communities and instrumental in making Boston a better city for all.