About

The Harvard Ed Portal is an innovative collaborative partnership involving Harvard University, the City of Boston, the Harvard Allston Task Force, and the Allston-Brighton community. 

Located at the crossroads of the North Allston-Brighton neighborhood and Harvard’s campus in Allston, the Harvard Ed Portal serves as a physical place for members of the Allston-Brighton and Harvard communities to come together to share ideas and learn from one another.

The Harvard Ed Portal opened in June 2008 as part of the Cooperation Agreement between Harvard and the City of Boston to bring Harvard’s greatest strengths of teaching and research to the Allston-Brighton community. 

In February 2015, the Harvard Ed Portal opened its doors to its new state-of-the-art facility at 224 Western Avenue in Allston.  

The Harvard Ed Portal fosters innovative ways of learning and provides programming in creative and performing arts; science and technology; wellness and recreation; and economic, workforce, and professional development for learners of all ages.  

For Allston. For Boston. For you.

LEARN new subjects in new ways from Harvard faculty and research, from mentors, from scholarships for adults and youth and new partnerships for professional training and development in Boston Public Schools.  Learn more.  

EXPLORE and support learning for all ages, online and in person in our new 21st Century Innovation Studio, with access to groundbreaking HarvardX courses combined with in person discussions and hands-on learning. We’re opening a new door and you’re invited!  Learn more.

CREATE your own art and experience the performing arts, curated exhibits and arts education in a new state-of-the-art space for artists of all ages. Get access to free and discounted tickets to Harvard events and exhibits. Learn more.

BE WELL by attending classes, seminars and accessing resources aimed at stress-reduction, nutrition, and wellness. Get discounted memberships, passes and scholarships to Harvard athletic and recreation facilities, programs and camps. Learn more.

TAKE THE NEXT STEP to start a business or new career by learning new jobs skills, joining professional development programs and finding new partners  to create workforce and economic development opportunities. Learn more.   

  • Contact us or visit the Ed Portal during public hours, speak with Ed Portal staff, and sign up for free membership.  Members of the Ed Portal staff speak Spanish (Se habla español).  
  • View the Ed Portal calendar for upcoming events. 
  • Sign up for the Ed Portal's email newsletter for information about events and programs taking place at the Ed Portal, on Harvard's campus, and in the Allston-Brighton neighborhood.
  • Read more about the Ed Portal in the news.