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HILT members

Innovation assignment

Program gives students firsthand experience in creating education start-ups



Growing connections

Izzy Goodchild-Michelman ’23 cultivates produce and understanding of the ecosystem


Harvard first year student standing in front of student artwork on wall.

A summer of helping

Program for incoming first-years offers an opportunity to sample public service


Luke Scanlon acts like an airplane during the American Repertory Theater workshop.

Summer explorers

Harvard Ed Portal program offers fun, skill-building activities for local students


Man holding small dog

The simple joy of pets

Phillips Brooks House program brings dogs to rehab center to interact with residents


Five people posing for a photo; man in the middle holds an award certificate.

Investing in Allston

$100K to go to local nonprofits in 11th round of Harvard Allston Partnership Fund grants


children lying on the grass

A worm named Peanut

Boston Public School students make new friends and discover nature through Field Study Experiences at the Arnold Arboretum


Luz Orozco receives a standing ovation after speaking at the Bridge Program annual dinner.

Bridge to a new life

Student tutors help immigrant employees learn English, build marketable skills, and even obtain citizenship


Boston Latin Academy sophomore Nini Nguyen participates in the job shadow day at Harvard.

Demystifying the workplace

Seeing firsthand the variety of roles in an organization can give young people a whole new perspective


Robyn Beese of Kirkland House gets ready to play her part as the not-so-boring Housing Day boar.

Rocking the House(s)

Students show their community spirit, as first-years learn where they’ll live next


Travis Lovett

To do good in the world

Alumni discuss pathways to public service work in advance of Public Interested Conference


Elianni Martinez (left), and Adanna Castellano-Brown, both 9, teach a dance to their classmates and Harvard teachers Rachel Share-Sapolsky ’21, Jenna Lang ’21, and M.K. Howard ’21.

STAGE struck

Phillips Brooks performing arts program gives kids a new voice


"With Mind Matters we’re able to give parents really specific tools that they’re then able to utilize with their kids," said Fletcher Maynard Academy principal Robin Harris

A whole-family approach

Cambridge principal gives high grades to Harvard’s ‘Mind Matters’ program


At a panel discussion at the Radcliffe Institute, Shira Springer (left), Pedro Martínez, and Rebekah Salwasser discuss the Boston Red Sox’s work off the field, including its efforts to support inner city children and to confront racism.

The Sox beyond Fenway

Team leadership talks about its responsibilities to the communities it represents


CRLS students Sophia Sonnert (from left), Tatiana Athanasopoulos, and Jonas Hansen meet with Harvard postdoc George Zhou at the Clay Telescope at the Science Center. Zhou is a mentor in the Science Research Mentoring Program at the CfA.

Space to learn

CfA program shows teens the sky isn’t the limit