Research and Outreach
Through collaboration with local, national, and international organizations, the Lynch School supports a host of programs that fill the gap between current realities and social justice.
Lynch School programs range from mentoring and after-school services, to urban outreach initiatives, to teacher-training programs meant to improve the quality of teachers in Boston Public Schools. While these programs vary in nature they each share an underlying aspiration to enhance the human condition, to expand the human imagination, and to make the world more just.
Boston College was founded in 1863 as a response to a need for education among the immigrant community of Boston. The University, with its Jesuit commitment to integrating intellectual, personal, ethical, and religious formation—and to uniting high academic achievement with service to others—gave the City’s oppressed communities the education required to obtain roles of leadership, face large societal challenges, and position the city of Boston as a hub of economics, culture, and education.
While the City of Boston and the faces of the City’s immigrant and urban communities have seen drastic changes of the past 150 years, the Lynch School of Education remains true to the University’s original mission of providing educational opportunities that allow people to rise above their current condition.
As a school of education, we have a unique obligation to create these leadership opportunities not only for our current students, but also for the students in our local P-12 schools.
Like our predecessors at BC, we continue to endeavor to educate a new generation of leaders—men and women who will be capable of shaping the future with scholarship and social justice.