Urban Outreach Initiatives is involved in several partnerships with Boston College offices, Donovan Scholar and College Bound alumni, and local and national efforts that impact diversity and inclusion within our urban schools and communities.
Our intent is to develop unique collaborations that allow diverse students' voices to be heard and their change agency recognized. These collaborations include but are not limited to: BC's Diversity and Inclusion Summit Program Committee, St. Joseph Preparatory High School's College Road Program, Institute for the Recruitment of Teachers (IRT), City Year, and the Massachusetts Consortium for Social Emotional Learning in Teacher Education.
Urban Outreach Initiatives' has also developed a sought after Early College Exploration program that provides school aged students with a campus visit to include college application advisement, an overview of the admissions process and a honest depiction of student life from the perspective of first generation and students of color from Boston College.
The Early College Exploration program seeks to provide students at partner schools with unique, learning opportunities about different aspects of college life from admissions to student life. Innovative and specialized programs are offered to each school and have included interactive panel discussions with a diverse group of BC undergraduates, visits to BC's campus, activities taught by BC professors, and special access to select BC atheletic events.
Partner schools have included:
Russell Elementary School (Boston, MA)
Winthrop Elementary School (Boston, MA)
Trottier Middle School (Southborough, MA)
The Wilson Middle School (Natick, MA)
Prospect Hill Charter Academy (Cambridge, MA)
Heath Elementary School (Brookline, MA)
Conservatory Lab Charter School (Boston, MA)
College Road is a unique four year transitional program that empowers the young women and men of Saint Joseph Prepartory High School to envision themselves thriving in college and beyond. Through participation in College Road, students and their families will be introduced to strategic ways to review and assess a variety of pathways to college. They will also learn more about the critical need to develop key skills necessary to navigate the college process successfully.
Strong Men, Strong Leaders is a program that empowers young men at Dr. William W. Henderson Inclusion High School to build brotherhood, foster healthy athletic competition and physical fitness, serve their communities, combat negative narratives about men of color, engage in conversations surrounding challenges and successes in their lives and neighborhoods, and provide multicultural historical education that connects students with the contributions of people of color to society. Through participation in this program, students are introduced to strategic ways to review and assess a variety of pathways to college. They also learn more about the critical need to develop key skills necessary to navigate the college process successfully
If you would like to pursue a partnership with us or want more information, please contact the Collaborative Partnerships Coordinator or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.