The Lynch School of Education at Boston College is involved in a number of ongoing partnerships with the Boston Public Schools. Boston College faculty, staff, and students provide a wide range of services and benefits to Boston Public School students and faculty. For more information on these and other educational partnerships, please visit the Lynch School of Education Outreach website.
Collaborative Fellows Program: The Collaborative Fellows Program provides time, incentives, and resources to K-12 school and University personnel to forge collaborative teams and build trusting, working relationships to reinforce each others' common professional interests. Teams of collaborative scholars, learning from each other as they work through mutual problems, improve teaching in both school and University courses, and ground research projects in school-based experience.
City Connects: City Connects (CCNX) is a school-based, systemic collaboration among Boston Public Schools, more than 100 community agencies, and Boston College. CCNX, formerly Boston Connects, is designed to promote strengths in academic, social-emotional, and physical well-being and alleviate barriers to learning in elementary school students using our model of optimized student support. Our mission is to have children engage and learn in school by connecting each child with a tailored set of prevention, intervention, and enrichment services that he or she needs to thrive.
College Bound: Established by Boston College in 1987, College Bound is a program for culturally and racially diverse students from the Boston Public Schools that focuses on increasing their access to and retention in four-year institutions of higher education. Students from both the Lynch School of Education and the College of Arts and Sciences work with high school youths to refine their academic skills and supplement their high school programs with Saturday enrichment classes both on the Boston College campus and in their communities. The program also fosters leadership skills and parental engagement, and provides career advisement, college application assistance and financial aid guidance.
Teachers for a New Era (TNE): As one of eleven TNE institutions preparing, assessing, and supporting the teachers of tomorrow, Boston College is working to improve teacher preparation and P-12 pupil learning through continued collaboration among Education and Arts & Sciences faculty and Boston-area school-based professionals. Boston College’s extensive liberal arts core curriculum and social justice vision enhance opportunities available to teacher candidates and practicing teachers ensuring that the future generation of teachers will be both broadly educated and professionally competent.
The Donovan Urban Teaching Scholars Programs: The Donovan Urban Teaching Scholars program is an intensive one-year master’s degree program in teacher preparation. Each year, the program recruits and supports a diverse cohort of up to 30 graduate students, and provides them with an academically challenging education specifically responsive to the concerns and needs of urban students, families, schools and communities.