Haute Spots Boston: The Max Warburg Courage Curriculum’s 26th Annual Gala

If you are looking to start the New Year off in style, we have got just what you need for one of the hautest celebrations this winter. This year’s Max Warburg Courage Curriculum Annual Gala is being held on Saturday, January 21 at Carrie Nation in Beacon Hill. The stylish event will feature cocktails, dinner and dancing along with a silent auction to benefit the yearlong language arts program dedicated to strengthening the literacy skills of sixth-grade students in the Boston Public Schools, local parochial, charter, pilot, and private schools.

Sponsorship opportunities include Platinum for $10,000; Gold for $7,500, Silver for $5,000 and Bronze for $2,500.

This year’s annual fundraising gala, known as “Prohibition: Last Call!” promises to be a haute celebratory peek inside the secretive world of the 1920’s complete with beads, derby hats. and secret password at the door needed to gain access.


Carrie Nation Cocktail ClubPhoto Credit: Carrie Nation Cocktail Club

The Max Warburg Courage Curriculum, Inc. is a nonprofit program designed to strengthen literacy skills of students while offering educators and participating schools the opportunity to explore the idea of courage in literature, in their own lives, and within the broader community. The program works to engage and inspire students, particularly urban children, to make meaningful connections with literature while improving their reading, writing, and critical thinking skills.

Since its founding in 1991, it continues to focus on academic performance, critical thinking skills, and essential knowledge for more than 150,000 students in the Boston Public Schools, local parochial, charter, pilot, and private schools, as well as in 28 states across the country and 12 countries.

The program also inspires participants to celebrate acts of moral courage in their own lives along with the lives of others in their communities. Year round, they train and support teachers in their use of the curriculum to improve their own instruction while giving them a better understanding of their students and their students’ lives.

The event is being held at Carrie Nation located at 11 Beacon Street in Boston.