Campus & Community

Summer in the city

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Harvard University programs bring summer learning and fun

Harvard’s teaching mission doesn’t go on summer vacation — and it doesn’t stop at Harvard Yard. In fact, Harvard’s labs and classrooms, the Yard, and nearby parks and local schools were all buzzing with learning and fun activities this summer as thousands of people, young and old, took part in dozens of Harvard community-based programs. Scores of local highschoolers spent hours in Harvard labs and classrooms. At Cambridge Rindge & Latin School, more than 200 worked with Harvard Graduate School of Education students. The new Harvard Allston Education Portal at 175 North Harvard St. opened its doors to residents of Allston-Brighton, providing mentoring for area children and other educational programs. The Phillips Brooks House Association’s summer camps served nearly 1,000 local children. And almost 200 Boston and Cambridge teens tapped jobs on campus and in neighborhood nonprofits. And that’s just a sampling of the programs enlivening the University this very busy season.