Since 2008, the Harvard Allston Education Portal has fostered learning, exploration, and connections between Harvard and the Allston-Brighton community. The new Ed Portal Annex will triple the size of the Harvard Allston Education Portal.
In its 10th year, Boston Shines, the citywide cleanup event, brought together staff from across the University, all of whom rolled up their sleeves to contribute to the cause.
Harvard scientists are participating in the Cambridge Science Festival, 10 days of events where experts in technology, engineering, and math share research with the public.
The Phillips Brooks House Association’s ninth annual Summer Urban Program auction raised funds to run 12 summer day camps for low-income children and teens from the Greater Boston area.
Rising sophomores are connecting with each other, their new House, and the community this spring through Harvard College Serves (HCS). Launched this year by the College Events Board, HCS joins incoming freshmen with House public service student representatives and public service tutors for volunteer projects at area nonprofits.
More than 150 students and family members participated in Family Math Night at the Gardner Pilot Academy. The academy had support from the Harvard Achievement Support Initiative.
Red Sox-themed fundraiser nets $11,700 for the Jimmy Fund.
Harvard University students and staff on Monday helped to celebrate the new U.S. citizenship of 23 staff members, all of whom achieved their goal with the aid of the Harvard Citizenship Program.
Professor Maria Tatar offered her insight into the enduring cultural appeal of fairy tales in an installment of the John Harvard Book Celebration series.
The 9th Annual SUP Auction, sponsored by the Phillips Brooks House Association, will be held April 24, 5:30-8:30 p.m. in the Cambridge Queen’s Head Pub.
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Anne Fadiman, a Harvard Overseer and author of “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down,” explored the many varieties of book lover with a Cambridge Public Library audience on April 1.
As part of the John Harvard Book Celebration, Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker brought the findings from his latest book, “The Better Angels of Our Nature,” to the Allston community, presenting his findings on how the world is growing less violent.
Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Harvard Drew President Faust celebrate the fourth round of Harvard Allston Partnership Fund grants that have infused $400,000 into 19 nonprofits.
The third John Harvard Book Celebration Lecture featured Harvard doctors and best-selling authors Jerome Groopman and Pamela Hartzband, who tackled the topic “Your Medical Mind: How to Decide When Experts Disagree.” The next lecture is March 1 at the Parker Hill Branch of the Boston Public Library in Roxbury.
Representatives of Harvard and many agencies gather to celebrate preserving the affordability of 25 homes in Chapman Arms Apartments in Harvard Square.
Harvard’s 25th annual Daffodil Days campaign to help raise money for the American Cancer Society is under way through March 1, with gifts scheduled for delivery on March 19.
Delivering the keynote address Jan. 29 at the Cambridge Public Library’s 37th annual celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Harvard College Dean Evelynn M. Hammonds called for educators to help students “make explicit their own values and build their own ‘beloved communities.’ ”
The Ceramics Program at the Office for the Arts at Harvard recently donated a handmade mural to the Harvard-affiliated Cambridge Health Alliance.
More than two dozen Harvard undergraduates returned to campus early this month to help provide meals and beds to guests at the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter during Winter Break.
People are “powerfully attracted to war,” Harvard President Drew Faust told a crowd at the Cambridge Public Library on Jan. 10, and no conflict draws as much continuing interest and controversy in America as its own Civil War. The historian’s job is to balance that allure with a search for the truth, Faust said.
Harvard is launching a lecture and program series in the Boston and Cambridge public libraries. President Drew Faust will give the inaugural address of the new John Harvard Book Celebration on Jan. 10.
Twenty-five affordable apartments in Harvard Square’s Craigie Arms Apartments will remain affordable for at least 50 additional years after the city of Cambridge, Harvard University, and the nonprofit Homeowners Rehab Inc. (HRI) put together a creative plan to preserve the affordability of these units through HRI’s purchase of the 50-unit Craigie Arms building.
Harvard University is encouraging staff, faculty, and students to “shop local” this holiday season and support locally owned, small businesses near work and in their home communities.
The work of 100 Allston-Brighton children was on display during the eighth installment of the Harvard Allston Education Portal’s Student Showcase and Open House.
Harvard has joined forces with the Brighton-based nonprofit Cradles to Crayons (C2C) to collect coats and winter gear for distribution to local children in need this winter.
The 2011 campaign for Harvard Community Gifts is under way, with a blend of Harvard traditions and new opportunities.
A new art show at the Student Organization Center at Hilles (SOCH) Penthouse Gallery not only explores concepts of house and home, but homelessness as well.
Beginning Dec. 1 Phillips Brooks House will launch Harvard’s annual holiday gift drive — an effort to collect more than 1,500 gifts for children in Boston and Cambridge.
Harvard undergraduates from many faiths will gather at the Student Organization Center at Hilles on Nov. 20 to package meals for hungry Boston-area children. The interfaith community service event is part of the Values in Action program launched this fall by Harvard’s Humanist Chaplaincy.
In the Year Up program, high school graduates and GED recipients are provided with six months of training in professional skills and education, followed by six-month internships at their corporate partners, including Harvard.
Harvard-supported Library Park in Allston was renamed Raymond V. Mellone Park at a Nov. 5 event hosted by Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino.
A food packaging service project sponsored by the Harvard Interfaith Collaborative will be held on Nov. 20, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Student Organization Center at Hilles.
The Harvard Allston Education Portal's Halloween "Treat and Greet" melded education with costumed fun.
The Boston Public Schools’ Greenwood Academy has shown major improvement in two years, aided by the HASI program and Step UP, the five-university initiative that provides resources for 10 underperforming Boston public schools.
Harvard Athletics issued almost 1,000 tickets to Allston and Cambridge residents for this year’s annual event on Saturday. Community Football Day gives local residents a chance to watch a game and enjoy a free lunch. Participants could also enter a raffle for gear, tickets, and gift certificates.
Dorothy Stoneman ’63 accepted the 2011 Robert Coles “Call of Service” award from the Phillips Brooks House Association Oct. 15 at the Memorial Church. The award recognized Stoneman’s achievements as the founder and chief executive officer of YouthBuild USA.
As the Boston Public Schools launched a new year of learning at back-to-school nights, the Harvard Achievement Support Initiative (HASI) helped by providing 11 local schools with 3,000 bags filled with homework enrichment materials.
The 8th annual Brian Honan 5K Run/Walk took place Sept. 25, complete with Harvard cheerleaders to boost the runners along.
Harvard’s Phillips Brooks House Association, which helps to run 11 free summer camps in Boston and Cambridge, received the National Summer Learning Association’s 2011 Excellence in Summer Learning Award.
Students from the Boston Collegiate Charter School reinterpreted the classic song “Summertime” from George Gershwin’s opera “Porgy and Bess” as part of a two-day workshop conducted by the A.R.T./MXAT Institute.
Cambridge-Harvard Summer Academy encourages students to design an offbeat, futuristic high school, applying geometry lessons in the process.
Boston’s new bike-sharing program, Hubway, launches today (July 28), and University officials, in collaboration with the city of Cambridge, are planning to bring the program to Harvard’s main campus, possibly as early as this fall.
Harvard and the city of Boston open Library Park, a 1.74-acre green space in Allston.
Harvard University and Boston’s Allston-Brighton Resource Center host a job fair to connect local residents with Stone Hearth Pizza’s hiring managers.
Undergraduates who are mentors at the Harvard Allston Ed Portal say that in the end they learned as much as the young students they helped.
The development of quality homes for the residents of the 40-year-old, 213-unit Charlesview Apartment complex at Barry’s Corner took a big step forward when city, state, and Harvard officials broke ground on a new building at Brighton Mills on May 16.
Four hundred eighth-grade students from the Cambridge public schools visited campus to discuss their science experiments with the Harvard community.
Eighty from Harvard lend helping hands to the Allston-Brighton community during Boston Shines, the citywide cleanup effort.
Jazz great Wynton Marsalis played with young musicians from Harvard and Cambridge Rindge & Latin School in a master class.
The Harvard Foundation recently sent more than 1,000 new wool blankets and other relief items to the victims of the catastrophic March earthquake and tsunami in Japan.