Harvard Students Developing App to Connect Boston’s Unhoused People with Essential Resources
Local undergraduates are developing an app to connect Greater Boston’s unhoused population to essential resources, with hopes to launch it in the coming weeks.
Harvard’s Small Claims Advisory Service Expands to Claremont Colleges and Columbia
Harvard’s Small Claims Advisory Service, a legal aid program run by undergraduate volunteers, expanded its organization to Columbia University and the five Claremont Colleges this semester.
Undergraduates Begin Training and Fundraising for Boston Marathon in April
A handful of undergraduates are in training to run Boston Marathon in April, with five running on behalf of Harvard College Marathon Challenge to raise money for PBHA.
Student Group for Deaf Awareness Begins Recruiting New Members
The Deaf Awareness Coalition, a student group dedicated to raising awareness about Deaf culture, accessibility, and American Sign Language, has started recruiting members for its fall class of volunteers.
‘An Exceptional Job’: Allston Residents and Harvard Students Commend the Ed Portal
Amid longstanding tensions between Harvard and Boston's Allston-Brighton neighborhood, there is one University-run initiative that has been welcomed with open arms: the Harvard Ed Portal.
Group of Harvard Students to Develop Resources for African Refugees in Lowell
Beginning in June, a group of 10 Harvard undergraduates will work with the African Community Center of Lowell to support immigrants and refugees from African nations acclimate to life in Lowell, Mass.
Anti-Violence and Disability Justice Advocate Mia Mingus Awarded PBHA ‘Call of Service’ Award
Mia Mingus, an anti-violence and disability justice advocate, received the Phillips Brooks House Association’s Robert Coles “Call of Service” Award on Friday.
Cambridge Community Center Food Distribution
Food distribution takes place outside of the Cambridge Community Center. The Cambridge Community Center created its Food & Supply Pantry in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
New Zealand PM Ardern Draws Largest Virtual Crowd in JFK Jr. Forum History
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda K. L. Ardern shared her vision for leadership before a record-breaking audience of thousands at a virtual John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum on Tuesday — the largest since the event series moved online in March.
Students Advocate for Prison Education at Radcliffe Institute Panel
Students discussed prison education and its potential for combating social ills at a panel hosted by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Tuesday afternoon.
Harvard Graduate Forms COVID-19 Task Force on Domestic Violence to Combat Dangers of Staying at Home
As surveys find increasing rates of domestic violence during the COVID-19 epidemic, Harvard graduate Ashrithaa “Ashri” S. Anurudran ’19 has formed a task force focused on addressing the issue.
Harvard Senior and Family 'Feed the Frontlines,' Delivering Meals to New York City Hospital Workers
With restaurants struggling across the nation and healthcare workers working around the clock, Isabella M. Di Pietro ’20 and her family were inspired to start an organization that provides a way to support those frontline healthcare workers — while keeping the family restaurant business afloat.
Kevin L. Ballen '22 is one of the founders of the Service Starts with Summer Program. The program, administered by the Phillips Brooks House Association, gives each participant a $1,500 stipend for completing 100 hours of work on a self-directed service project in their hometown.
Bacow Discusses University-City Partnerships in Phoenix
University President Lawrence S. Bacow traveled to Phoenix, Ariz. last Wednesday, meeting with Phoenix Mayor Katharine W. Gallego ’04 and other city officials to discuss the importance of partnerships between universities and cities. The trip is the latest in a series of stops Bacow has made across the country.
At "Beloved Streets" Event, Panel Discusses Race and Transformative Justice
Harvard affiliates and community leaders gathered Thursday evening for an event called “Beloved Streets: Race & Justice in America,” which marked the culmination of a winter-term course at Harvard Graduate School of Education of the same name.