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Ballet Russes Arts Initiative
Boston LGBTQIA Artists Alliance
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Family Nurturing Center
Gardner Adult Education Program
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Unbound Visual Arts, Inc.
Boston Planning and Development Agency
Boston Public Schools
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Boston Green Academy
Brighton High School
Edison K-8 School
Gardner Pilot Academy
Horace Mann School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Jackson/Mann K-8 School
Mary Lyon K-8 School
Mary Lyon Pilot High School
Winship Elementary School
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Honan Allston Library
Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services
Mayor’s Office of Arts & Culture
Mayor’s Office of Food Access
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A transformative place where Allston-Brighton and Harvard University communities come together, share ideas, and learn from one another.

 

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Rob Lue, Faculty Director of the Ed Portal, passed away November 11, 2020 from cancer at age 56.

In 2008, the Harvard Ed Portal (HEP) was launched with Rob Lue serving as its first Faculty Director. Though he shaped and developed the vision behind the Ed Portal, he was always listening and reimagining programs based on exchanges and conversations he had with the local community, the City of Boston, and students, staff and faculty at the University.

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Rob believed in educating the whole person. He believed we would get to better answers if we approached problems and education from a multi-disciplinary approach. The first program developed at the Ed Portal was the mentoring of neighborhood youth. Harvard undergraduate mentors were charged with instilling in youth “a passion for lifelong learning” and in turn undergraduate mentors would learn from the youth in the neighborhood about listening, teaching and learning. We continue that approach with all the programs at the Ed Portal whether focused on youth or adults.

In addition to being the Faculty Director of the Harvard Ed Portal, he was Professor of the Practice of Molecular and Cellular Biology, he served as the Richard L. Menschel Faculty Director of the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, UNESCO Chair on Life Sciences and Social Innovation, and the Faculty Director of LabXchange. Previous appointments included Director of Life Sciences Education at Harvard, Founding Faculty Director of HarvardX, Dean of the Harvard Summer School and Advisor to the Crimson Summer Academy.

The Harvard Gazette has published a story on Rob Lue which can be found in the link below.

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We will miss Rob immensely and look to continue to carry out his legacy at the Ed Portal.

"We believe that learning is a journey across your entire life. The Harvard Ed Portal is a place where no matter where you are in that journey, you can actually learn here." – Rob Lue

- The Harvard Ed Portal Team

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The Ed Portal embraces a diversity of participants and ideas from across the Allston-Brighton community and Harvard.

I am thrilled that as increasing numbers of residents, students, and working professionals participate in our programs, our dream of creating a vibrant, open space for cross-community learning is coming true.

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It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Harvard Ed Portal—a place where everyone in our community, at every stage and place in life, can come together, learn and find inspiration.

The Ed Portal embraces a diversity of participants and ideas from across the Allston-Brighton community and Harvard. I am thrilled that as increasing numbers of residents, students, and working professionals participate in our programs, our dream of creating a vibrant, open space for cross-community learning is coming true.

Through new approaches to K-12 education, career and economic development opportunities, more holistic paths to personal wellness, digital and online learning, and continued expansion of our arts programs and events, the Ed Portal seeks to open new doors for everyone in our shared community.

Learning is a journey across your entire life. The Harvard Ed Portal is a place where, no matter where you are in that journey, you can continue to grow and learn.

I invite you to visit us at 224 Western Ave. in Allston, sign up to become a member, and explore our many programs, events, and scholarship opportunities!

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Our Team

The Ed Portal is a Harvard University-wide initiative run in partnership between Harvard Public Affairs & Communications and Harvard College.

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Providing an in-depth update on many of the exciting collaborations and programs taking place in the community every day. 

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Advisory Boards & Task Force

Advisory boards & task force are comprised of members from the City of Boston, Harvard University, and the greater community.

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Sign up to receive "Intersections," the Ed Portal's weekly newsletter featuring upcoming events and programs at the Ed Portal, on Harvard's campus, and in the community.

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There are many benefits to being an Ed Portal member including gym memberships, scholarship opportunities, passes to Harvard's museums, and discounted tickets to select events.

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Harvard Partners

HarvardX
Harvard Athletics
Harvard College Admissions and Financial Aid
Harvard Business School
Pagliuca Harvard Life Lab
Harvard Innovation Lab
Harvard University Faculty of Arts & Sciences
Department of Philosophy
David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies
Davis Center for Russian & Eurasian Studies
Department of Romance Languages & Literatures
Department of Physics
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Harvard Museum of Natural History
Harvard Peabody Museum
Harvard Art Museums
Harvard College Writing Program
Harvard University Department of Music
Hutchins Center for African and African American Research
Office for the Arts at Harvard and ARTS FIRST
Office of the Assistant to the President for Institutional Diversity & Equity
American Repertory Theater
Harvard Human Resources
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering & Applied Sciences
Harvard Extension School
Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning
Harvard University Center for Wellness
Harvard Planning Office
Harvard Capital Projects
Harvard University Police Department
Harvard Real Estate
Harvard Transportation and Parking
Nieman Foundation
The Silkroad & The Silk Road Ensemble
Harvard Student Art Collaborative
Harvard Strategic Procurement Office
Harvard Medical School
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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About Our Partners

The Ed Portal works with a wide range of partners from the community, City of Boston, and across Harvard University. These connections help make the relationship between the University and with the Allston-Brighton neighborhood so meaningful.

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Harvard Partners

The Harvard Ed Portal works with faculty, staff, research centers, schools, and departments from across the University develop rich and engaging programming.

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Community Partners

The Harvard Ed Portal works with partners from across Allston-Brighton, the City of Boston, and with local businesses and organizations to deliver collaborative programming.

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