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.
More than 300 kindergarten and fourth-grade African-American boys visited Harvard for the launch of Impact 300, a multifaceted Boston Public Schools program aimed at closing the achievement gap and helping to prepare the boys for college. Harvard partnered with the Boston schools in the program.
The Harlem Globetrotters, children from the Martin Luther King School in Cambridge, and Harvard now have something in common — CHEER. And there was plenty of cheering during the Globetrotter’s appearance at Harvard’s Malkin Athletic Center.
New tenants, including 11 over the past year, have helped to bring Harvard’s vacant Allston properties back to life.
Harvard-sponsored math night for elementary-school students and parents at Allston’s Gardner Pilot Academy was the latest collaboration in the University’s long partnership with the school.
The 22nd annual Allston-Brighton Family Skating Party drew Allston-Brighton residents of all ages to Harvard’s Bright Hockey Center on Wednesday (Feb. 23) for an evening of free ice skating.
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Project Success, a program operated by the Harvard Medical School Office for Diversity and Community Partnership, targets Boston and Cambridge high school students to participate in mentored summer research internships with Harvard researchers.
Members of the Harvard community are invited to purchase fresh bouquets of daffodils for $10 to support the research and programs of the American Cancer Society. The deadline to order is March 1.
At a time of need, the Harvard Allston Partnership Fund infuses another $100,000 into nonprofits in North Allston-North Brighton. Grants totaling $300,000 have now been issued to 17 local organizations over three years.
For more than two decades, Harvard’s Phillips Brooks House Association after-school programs have provided a safe and fun place for students to go in the crucial afternoon hours.
A number of girls and boys from Cambridge and Allston-Brighton who, along with their families, cheered the Crimson to an 83-70 win over UMass. The game capped a series of three Community Days sponsored by the Harvard men’s and women’s basketball teams that offered free admission to Cambridge and Allston-Brighton residents over the winter break.
In a lecture, titled “Good Vibrations: How We Communicate” and hosted by Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Howard Stone, Dixon Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University and a former Harvard faculty member, enticed children and their families into the world of physics and biology.
The Harvard Community Gifts Giving Fair brought to campus many local organizations whose missions are helping those in need.
Harvard Provost Steven Hyman gave Harvard’s neighbors in the community a taste of the University’s academic workings, with a community lecture on the biological mechanisms behind drug addiction Dec. 7.
In an event at the Harvard Business School’s Spangler Center, author Ellen Galinsky talked to principals, child-care providers, and parents about the "seven essential life skills every child needs."
Dozens of staff, faculty, and students — along with local business owners and Harvard President Drew Faust — turned out at Forbes Plaza on Dec. 2 to kick off Crimson Shops Local, an annual effort by the University and the Harvard Square Business Association to encourage shopping nearby for the holidays.
The Harvard Community Gifts campaign, which kicked off in December with a new theme — “100 Reasons To Give” — is accepting donations via payroll deduction until Jan. 21.
Harvard University and the Harvard Square Business Association (HSBA) are teaming up again this holiday season to encourage the Harvard community to “think Harvard Square” and shop locally.
With Harvard Community Gifts: 100 Reasons To Give, you can support one or more diverse organizations with a donation through payroll deduction or by check.
Phillips Brooks House has launched Harvard’s annual holiday gift drive — an effort to collect more than 1,000 gifts for children in Boston and Cambridge.
Taking his audience on a musical journey through time, Harvard music professor Thomas Kelly explored the first performance of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony at the Harvard Allston Education Portal.
Harvard hosts a Halloween “Treat and Greet” celebration and open house in the Barry’s Corner section of Allston, a get-together that drew flocks of costumed local residents and children.
Harvard’s 20/20/2000 initiative, the University’s 20-year, $20 million, low-interest loan program to help create low- and middle-income housing in Boston and Cambridge, helped to fund the Doña Betsaida Gutiérrez Cooperative on the Blessed Sacrament campus in Jamaica Plain. The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the project was Oct. 30.
The Arnold Arboretum invites artists of all ages to submit their T-shirt designs for Lilac Sunday 2011.
The Harvard Achievement Support Initiative is arming teachers, parents, and community partners with techniques and resources that boost student achievement.
Every year Harvard invites Cambridge and Allston-Brighton residents to Community Football Days to cheer the Crimson and feast on free fare. These two events are among the many sponsored by the University.
A square at the intersection of Linden, Bow, and Mt. Auburn streets has been named in honor of the late David L. Halberstam ’55, a journalist who wrote for The Harvard Crimson as an undergraduate.
Harvard, Boston, and Cambridge officials join with a corporate partner to launch a program that will link distant schools along high-speed connections.
This work is a key extension of the public service ethic called for in Harvard’s charter, and the University takes great pride in its longstanding partnerships with communities in Boston.
At Saturday’s Allston-Brighton Family Football Day, neighborhood residents met and mingled with each other and with Harvard staff members over dinner before attending the evening football game.
Harvard employees help veterans transition from the armed services to the civilian workforce through mentoring, career counseling, and networking.
More than 100 Harvard undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and staff ran in the annual Brian J. Honan 5K on Sept. 12.
Harvard is making sure that approximately 3,000 bags of homework support materials for grades K-5 will be distributed to family members attending Boston Public Schools’ Back-to-School Night sessions beginning in mid-September.
A group from the Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement is taught Scratch, a basic programming tool, by teaching fellows and course assistants from CS50: “Introduction to Computer Science I,” a popular Harvard course taught by David Malan.
Harvard goes into overdrive in the summer months with a new crop of students ready to learn, and a variety of outreach programs developed for the local community.
The Earthwatch Institute will bring its scientists to the Allston-Brighton community on Aug. 30 for a discussion titled “Saving the Penguins of Robben Island, South Africa.”
Harvard hosts hundreds of senior elderly residents from Cambridge at the 35th Annual Senior Picnic at Tercentenary Theatre.
More than three dozen Harvard graduates will join Teach for America this fall, as the University remains among the nation’s top contributors to the national education program.
Master swimmers will race in the Charles River, where one Harvard professor sees an opportunity for lessons.
About 20 children participated in an interactive session at the Honan-Allston Branch Library that outlined the creation of Library Park, which is slated to open next year. Construction is to begin next week.
About 100 current and former Crimson Summer Academy scholars gathered for a reunion barbecue, reveling in a rare chance to catch up with old friends, meet new ones, and reflect on how far they’ve come.
Groups band together to create a “green street” in Allston that embraces sustainable landscaping.
Harvard opens mini-golf course, batting cages for the Allston community.
Harvard opens community facility in Allston featuring mini-golf course and cages for practicing baseball, golf swings.
Cambridge and Harvard officials dedicate Riverside Community Park, the city’s newest open space, and the result of years of cooperative effort.
Graduating senior Portia Botchway enjoyed mentoring Boston-area students during her Harvard years. Now, she’ll become a teacher for them this fall.