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Urban Outreach Initiatives

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The Urban Outreach Initiatives Staff 2015-2016

The office of Urban Outreach Initiatives (UOI), established in 2007, directs the activity of several key programs including the College Bound program, the Donovan Urban Teaching Scholar's Program, and several collaborative partnerships with schools and communities. Our vision is to promote and develop students, future educators, and organizations to lead from a social justice and equity lens in order to become transformational leaders in their classrooms and communities.

News and Announcements

STEM students
Michael Barnett (right) shown working with (from left) master's degree student Rajeev Rupani, Elisabeth Ryden '17 and doctoral student Anne Vera Cruz on a robotics project. Barnett is co-leading a STEM career pathways initiative. (Photo by Gary Wayne Gilbert)

$1.2M for unique STEM program

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $1.2 million grant to a unique STEM career pathways program, led by faculty from Boston College and Massachusetts Bay Community College, that will serve students from middle school through community college.

The grant will serve approximately 1,300 low-income students and from Boston, Framingham and Waltham through a network of STEM education offerings in middle and high schools, BC’s College Bound program and STEM career-focused courses at MassBay, said Lynch School of Education Professor of Science Education Michael Barnett, a leader of the project.

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Photo of students at Literacy Night

On Friday February 27th, volunteers from the UOI office along with the BC Girls' Rowing team partnered with the Russell School to help facilitate their annual Literacy Night. The volunteers helped serve dinner and then helped read books with families. Each family that attended received three books (appropriate for ages K-5) and a packet of information on active listening skills. Literacy Night was funded by the Urban Outreach Initiatives Office and BC Athletics. Thank you to everyone who attended and to all the supporters! 

Upcoming Events

Jan 4th - Donovan Program's Application Deadline for all other programs of study

Jan 28th - College Bound Session

Feb 4th - Irving Middle School (BPS) Campus Visit

Feb 11th - College Bound Session

Mar 4th - College Bound Session

Mar 15th - Saint Joseph Preparatory High School 10th grade Shadow day at BC

Mar 18th - College Bound Session 

Mar 24th - Donovan Seminar 

Apr 1st - College Bound Session 

Apr 8th - College Bound Youth Symposium

Apr 26th - Saint Joseph Preparatory High School 9th grade BC campus tour

Apr 29th - College Bound Session 

May 6th - College Bound Session