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.
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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.
Harvard University has been announced as one of three schools in the Ivy League that were recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as 2009-10 Collective Conference Champions for using green power.
For the eighth consecutive year, Harvard University is joining with Allston neighbors and local businesses to participate in the city of Boston’s citywide neighborhood cleanup event in Allston on April 23 from 8 a.m. to noon.
HASI organizes spring series of Family Events tutorial sessions.
Earthwatch Institute, a leading international nonprofit environmental group, announces plans to move its headquarters and staff to a Harvard-owned building in Allston. The group hopes to build partnerships with the community and the University.
Earthwatch volunteers join in-the-field scientists to help document environmental conditions.
A student tries to help an educational nonprofit by combining two of his passions, burgers and running.
Harvard extends temporary public ice rink through March, and opens Bright Center to community. University issues grants to Allston-Brighton neighborhood groups.
The Tennis Academy at Harvard (TAH), which offers summer instruction for children and adults, will start its third season on June 14 at the Soldiers Field Athletic Complex.
The Massachusetts Environmental Trust (MET), one of the largest funding sources in Massachusetts for water quality projects, recently conferred a $25,000 grant to Harvard’s center for research and education in forestry and ecology, the Harvard Forest.
The Harvard Staff Artists Community (HSAC) invites all staff artists to its first meeting on Feb. 24 from noon to 1 p.m. at Area 1 in the Gutman Library conference center.
At Harvard, the month of February brings the promise of spring with the kick-off of Daffodil Days, a University-wide effort to raise funds to support the fight against cancer.
Marcel Moran ’11, a biology concentrator, plans on a career in medicine. But last semester he stepped aside from problem sets and laboratory experiments to venture into a course called “Reinventing Boston: The Changing American City.”
Allston-Brighton residents flock to new ice skating rink, which Harvard opened in a former auto garage and showroom.
The good deeds of Phillips Brooks House Association (PBHA) are being handsomely rewarded through a Facebook contest grant, and there may be more assistance in the wings.
Harvard University will open a free skating rink in Allston on Friday (Jan. 15). The 40-by-60-foot temporary indoor rink will be open to the public Fridays and weekends through March 28.
The Harvard Swim School, which provides swimming and diving lessons for adults and children (ages 5 and up), will offer Saturday morning classes (March 27-May 1) at Blodgett Pool and the Malkin Athletic Center.
Harvard-assisted SmartTALK evening at Dorchester school helps students to develop homework skills, with family participation.
With sizzling hamburger sliders coming off the grill, steaming hot chocolate going into eager hands, and harmonious a cappella voices filling the background, organizers on Thursday (Dec. 3) launched a “Think Harvard Square” campaign to promote local businesses this holiday shopping season.
The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics is giving middle school children in three Massachusetts towns a taste of astronomy, using robotic telescopes they control themselves to fuel their interest in careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.
Twenty-eight Harvard staffers sorted 9,000 pounds of food at the Greater Boston Food Bank. The volunteer effort kicked off a University-wide commitment to the food bank.
A university president's day is packed with public presentations, private meetings, and a steady stream of phone calls and visitors. A photo essay chronicles one day on President Faust's schedule, from dawn till dusk.
More than 60 Harvard volunteers descended on the 80-year-old Cambridge Community Center Inc. (CCC) Saturday (Oct. 24) for a much-needed, daylong facelift.
Arts Bridge is an initiative developed by recent alumni in the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Now current students in the program are teaching kids from Allston and Brighton how to make their own films.