The Harvard Coop, continuing its tradition of contributing to public service in Greater Boston communities, has awarded $10,000 in grants to a total of 22 student-led public service organizations at Harvard. Nine grants will support summer programming in 2007 and 13 grants will support term-time service for the 2007-08 academic year. Harvard Coop public service grants help students to launch projects and special initiatives, upgrade equipment, design new materials, and provide services to youth and low-income, sick, homeless, or otherwise disadvantaged clients. The Harvard Coop hosted a reception ceremony April 23 to honor grant awardees.
The following student organizations have been awarded Harvard Coop grants for the summer of 2007 and the 2007-08 academic year: Aiming for Higher Emerson Academic Development (AHEAD); Cambridge Youth Enrichment Program (CYEP), summer; Chinatown Adventure (CHAD), summer; City Step; First-Year Urban Program (FUP); Harvard College Fed Challenge (HCFC); Harvard College Head Start Readers (HCHSR); Harvard College High-School Alliance: A Nexus for Creative Education (CHANCE); Harvard Lifestyle Improvement and Fitness Education (HLIFE); Harvard Student Theater Advancing Growth and Empowerment (STAGE); Harvard Youth Leadership Institute (HYLI); Leaders! Program, summer; Mission Hill After School Program (MHASP); Music in Hospitals and Nursing Homes Using Entertainment as Therapy (MIHNUET), summer; Native American Youth Enrichment (NAYEP), summer; Recreational Experience and Arts Creativity with Harvard (REACH); Refugee Youth Summer Enrichment (RYSE), summer; Roxbury Youth Initiative (RYI), summer; South Boston Outreach (SBOS), summer; St. James Summer Homeless Shelter, summer; Small Claims Advisory Service (SCAS); and Spanish Acquisition Beginning in Elementary School (SABES).
Harvard Coop grant recipients were chosen by Allan Powell, corporate general manager of the Harvard Cooperative Society; Gene Corbin, executive director of the Phillips Brooks House Association (PBHA); Zandra Kambysellis, department administrator of the Phillips Brooks House; Travis Lovett, assistant director of the Harvard Public Service Network; Kerry McGowan, director of programs at PBHA; Amanda Sonis Glynn, director of the Harvard Public Service Network; and Louise Wills, PBHA grants and alumni coordinator.