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  • Phillips Brooks House Association
    Harvard College
    Public Service Network

    A Stitch in Time uses knitting to help fulfill community needs of warm clothing and caring outreach through three unique branches. The Outbound Branch aims to empower women in local shelters by teaching them how to knit. The Inbound program strives to teach and foster knitting among undergraduates on campus so that items knitted can be donated. The Inbound-Outbound Connection serves as an intermediary between these two programs.

    contact:
    Amanda Sonis Glynn

  • Each year the Office of Government and Community Programs lends its support and guidance to the student organized activity, Youth Day. Youth Day 2001 was the pinnacle event of the work Harvard School of Public Health students have done with area middle school-aged students throughout the academic year. The student organization, Diaspora, invite Mission Hill School students to the School of Public Health for a day-long series of workshops and fun activities focusing on a variety of public health issues.

    contact:
    Bruce Smith

  • Harvard Kennedy School

    Every spring, the Harvard Kennedy School Student Public Service Collaborative encourages high school students to explore the merits of public service. Its one-day Public Service Conference, held at the Kennedy School since 1993, engages some 50 to 60 students from the Academy of Public Service High School at the Dorchester Education Complex. This year, the Conference will be opened to students from several public schools that are focused on different forms of public service.

    contact:
    Debra Isaacson

  • Graduate School of Education

    The Achievement Gap Initiative (AGI) is a university-wide effort initiated by the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) to focus academic research, public education, and innovative outreach activities toward eliminating achievement gaps. Major funding is provided by Time Warner Inc., with additional support from the Spencer Foundation and the Murphy Innovation Fund. The HGSE provides important core support. The Scholars affiliated with the AGI represent a cross section of academic disciplines--Education, Economics, Public and Social Policy, Sociology and Law.


  • Phillips Brooks House Association
    Harvard College
    Public Service Network

    The purpose of this chapter is to motivate college students nationwide to become actively involved in immigration reform. It focuses in part on providing immigrant students equal educational opportunities by means of lobbying, educating the public, and raising awareness within campus communities and throughout the nation. It is our hope that the Act on a Dream club will grant thousands of hardworking students access to higher education and eventual citizenship while promoting political activism among the nation’s youth.

    contact:
    Amanda Sonis Glynn

  • Harvard College
    Public Service Network

    Adelante! aims to foster personal development of high school freshmen girls, motivating them to set high goals and helping them to build the academic skills and virtues of character that they will need to excel in their academic, social, and professional lives. Working with students from North Cambridge Catholic High School, participants of Adelante! form friendships with the girls through one-on-one tutoring. Academic growth extends beyond homework help through skill-building projects in reading, writing, and math.

    contact:
    Amanda Sonis Glynn
    Travis Lovett

  • Harvard Business School

    Every child should get to open a new toy at the holidays; Harvard Business School students hold a fundraiser every November to raise money for toys for local families, hopefully brightening the holiday season for less privileged children in the community.

    contact:
    John Korn

  • Phillips Brooks House Association
    Harvard College

    PBHA’s AHEAD is a tutoring program working to teach and build relationships with the youth of R.W. Emerson School in Roxbury. Our aim is to help disadvantaged children use their academic and personal strengths to succeed academically and personally. There are two parts to the afterschool program: homework tutorial and AHEAD-coordinated educational games and lessons. AHEAD serves 20 Cape Verdean, African-American, and Latino students ages 5-12 (kindergarten-5th grade).

    contact:
    David Dance

  • Harvard College
    Public Service Network

    Named for the first Black woman to graduate from Radcliffe College, the Alberta V. Scott (AVS) Leadership Academy gives participating 9th, 10th and 11th grade girls the opportunity to cultivate leadership skills and individual creativity through semester-long projects. Each girl, or scholar, is assigned a mentor, and mentors and scholars participate in weekly discussions on topics ranging from maintaining physical and emotional health to setting and achieving goals.

    contact:
    Amanda Sonis Glynn

  • Athletics

    Allston Little Leaguers further indulge their love of baseball each year, visiting Harvard along with their families for a special lunch and then watching the Crimson players run the bases as they take in a Harvard baseball game.


  • Athletics
    Office of Government, Community and Public Affairs

    Every autumn, Harvard welcomes Allston-Brighton and Cambridge families to one of the season’s Crimson football games, providing complimentary tickets and playing host with a free pre-game lunch. It’s a great opportunity for Harvard to host its neighbors, young and old alike, while Allston-Brighton and Cambridge residents get a chance to visit campus and spend an exciting fall afternoon cheering on the local team.


  • Division of Continuing Education
    Office of Government, Community and Public Affairs

    The Allston-Brighton Community Scholarships cover tuition for any Harvard Extension School course taken for noncredit, undergraduate, or graduate credit by residents of Allston and Brighton. Five scholars are chosen each term by the Allston Civic Association.


  • Athletics
    Office of Government, Community and Public Affairs

    It’s been an annual event for nearly two decades. Allston-Brighton youngsters and their families lace up their skates and take to the ice at the Bright Hockey Center—home to the Harvard men’s and women’s ice hockey teams—for the popular Allston-Brighton Community Skating Party. As boys and girls enjoy a free spin on the Crimson ice, some may race and some may glide leisurely, but everyone has fun.


  • Division of Continuing Education
    Office of Government, Community and Public Affairs

    The Allston-Brighton English Language Scholarships cover full tuition for one course in the Institute for English Language Programs (IEL). Fifteen residents of Allston-Brighton are selected each term. For information about this scholarship, call the Honan Library, the Allston branch of the Boston Public Library, (617) 787-6313.


  • Annual support for local Little League


  • Office of Government, Community and Public Affairs
    Athletics

    Harvard provides complimentary game tickets to athletic events for community youth groups and hosts a variety of special family events for Allston-Brighton residents, including the following: Allston-Brighton Day at Harvard Football For a select Harvard football game each year, Harvard hosts a pre-game lunch and provides complimentary tickets to Allston-Brighton residents. Allston-Brighton Youth Hockey Clinic For over 12 years, Harvard hockey coaches and players conduct an annual clinic for the Allston-Brighton Youth Hockey League.


  • Division of Continuing Education

    Every summer, more than 1,000 motivated high school students from the United States and abroad come to Cambridge for the Harvard Secondary School Program (SSP) —their first taste of college life. The Harvard Summer School encourages local students to join in the program with the Allston-Brighton Student Scholarship Program, which awards a limited number of scholarships to Allston and Brighton students who have been admitted to SSP. The scholarship covers tuition for one course.

    contact:
    Rita Pandey

  • Annual support for local youth hockey league


  • Athletics
    Office of Government, Community and Public Affairs

    Allston-Brighton youths love the chance to play hockey with the college kids, and thanks to this yearly clinic, they can. Started in 1989 by former Harvard Athletic Director Bill Cleary, the Allston-Brighton Youth Hockey Clinic lets local hockey players hone their skating and stick handling skills in the Bright Hockey Center. Youngsters learn new hockey drills, get tips from players, and take on Crimson athletes in scrimmages.


  • Phillips Brooks House Association
    Harvard College

    PBHA’s Alternative Spring Breaks runs public service trips during Spring Break. We travel to rural and urban areas throughout the eastern United States. We work closely with community organizations to (1) renovate homes, churches, community centers, and playgrounds; and (2) learn about the social, economic, and political issues affecting the region. There is time for fun activities like bowling, skating, and visiting national parks. With a motto of “Community service, cultural exchange, and fun,” ASB provides a worthwhile experience during Spring Break.

    contact:
    Kate Meunier

  • Faculty of Arts and Sciences

    The American Repertory Theatre (ART) is Harvard's professional theatre in residence. Harvard provides the ART with the use of the Loeb Drama Center as well as other support, and the ART, in turn, brings world class artists, directors and designers to the Cambridge-based non-profit theatre company. There are over 200 performances of seven to twelve productions each year, including the 2001-2002 productions of Adam Rapp's Stone Cold Dead Serious and Shakespeare's Othello.


  • After-School program for teachers from Boston Public Schools. Participants attend one session per month throughout the entire academic year where teachers engage in lectures and professional development seminars.


  • Harvard Kennedy School

    Students in Linda Bilmes’ applied budgeting class volunteered their time and resources to help the town of Hull inventory and access its flood preparation plans in order to help the town quality for federal funding. Bilmes’ classes have undertaken similar projects in recent years in Somerville and Newton.

    contact:
    Linda Bilmes

  • Arnold Arboretum

    The Arnold Arboretum is a living exhibit containing over 14,000 trees collected during the past century from Asia, Europe, and North America. In addition, indoor exhibits about botanical and historical themes are presented in the Arboretum’s Hunnewell building, located in the Jamaica Plain section of Boston. The Arboretum serves as a public center for the study of botany and horticulture, offering educational opportunities in elementary science education to students throughout the Boston area as well as adult education classes.


  • Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study

    The Schlesinger Library draws thousands of researchers each year to study women’s history, gender issues, and United States social history. Officially known as the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, its impressive holdings include letters and diaries, photographs, books and periodicals, ephemera, oral histories, and audiovisual materials—all of them documenting women’s lives and women's issues, primarily in the 19th and 20th centuries.

    contact:
    Marilyn Dunn

  • Faculty of Arts and Sciences

    A number of programs bring artists to Harvard for varying lengths of stay and highlight these artists in programs open to the community through the Office for the Arts.


  • Harvard College

    ARTS FIRST is Harvard’s annual four-day festival, sponsored by the Harvard Board of Overseers, that celebrates those students and faculty who are involved in the arts. The entire community is encouraged to check out Harvard’s art scene and its more than 200 events—most of them free and open to the public—that include a dance festival, theatrical performances, exhibitions, films, concerts, musicals, and poetry readings. Information: Office of the Arts 617-495-8699


  • The Asian Pacific American Law Students Association is an academic, political and social group at Harvard Law School with strong ties to Asian Pacific American groups locally. Members work at the Boston Asian Shelter and Advocacy Program and participate in the Chinatown branch of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program.


  • Graduate School of Education

    The Askwith Education Forum acts as a galvanizing force for debate and conversation about education from its narrowest to its broadest perspectives. Each year, the forum sponsors 35-40 events, which are free and open to the public. Speakers and panelists come from many diverse fields and backgrounds to speak on topics relevant to education and learning. Issues range from immigration to mind/brain research to arts and technology. Past speakers have included Rob Reiner, Studs Terkel, Anna Deavere Smith, Steven Pinker, Henry Louis Gates, Ted Sizer, James Comer, E.D.


  • Basic Science Partnership (BSP) selects a small number of high school students to spend a summer working and learning in a professional laboratory at Harvard Medical School. Fellows become a part of their lab and experience first hand the excitement of a career in science. BSP facilitates a science summer camp in association with the Epiphany School in Dorchester that focuses on giving underprivileged students the opportunity of hands-on scientific research and learning.


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