Past Events

  • 2018 Oct 17

    Fall 2018 Yoga

    Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed Nov 28 2018 except Wed Nov 21 2018.
    6:30pm to 7:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Come relax, improve flexibility, and beat stress with introductory yoga classes at the Harvard Ed Portal! Modifications for all experience levels of yoga are offered. Classes are free, but RSVPs are required.

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  • 2018 Oct 17

    Establishing A Job Search Strategy and Plan

    10:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Feeling overwhelmed with your job search and spinning your wheels? This workshop will help you establish your unique job search strategy and plan of action.

    We will review:

    1. All job search techniques and relative success rates including networking, responding to internet job postings and recruiters.
    2. How to avoid the "illusion of activity."
    3. The importance of clearly articulating your...
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  • 2018 Oct 15

    Opportunity Fund Information Session

    6:30pm to 8:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Join the Harvard Ed Portal and the Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture to learn about the Boston Cultural Council's Opportunity Fund, a grant that supports professional development for Boston-based artists, events and festivals in the city, and cultural field trips organized by public schools. In this round of the Opportunity Fund, Harvard University has contributed an additional $10,000 to be awarded to Allston-Brighton artists and projects as part of the ArtLab community benefits agreement. Find out how you can build a strong application and other ways the Ed Portal can support your...

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  • 2018 Oct 15

    Monday Job Seekers Connection

    Repeats every week every Monday until Mon Dec 03 2018 except Mon May 28 2018, Mon Jul 02 2018, Mon Jul 09 2018, Mon Jul 16 2018, Mon Jul 23 2018, Mon Jul 30 2018, Mon Sep 03 2018, Mon Oct 08 2018, Mon Nov 12 2018, Mon Nov 19 2018.
    11:00am to 12:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Connecting with other job seekers can make all the difference between exhaustion and enthusiasm. Join other job seekers each week for mutual support, encouragement, inspiration, and empowerment in your job search. Job Seekers Connection energizes and motivates participants by teaching valuable career search strategies and techniques. You are invited to exchange job leads, business cards, resumes, networking techniques, and interviewing tips. The topics addressed each week are based on input from the group—so come prepared to articulate the kind of job you are seeking.

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  • 2018 Oct 10

    The Brand Called You!

    6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    What is my personal brand? What’s the difference between my brand and my skills? Do I have a “reputation” and what am I known for? How do I enhance my brand for career success?

    Success at work involves not only what you do (skills) but also how you do it (brand). Your reputation at work whether positive, neutral, or negative has major impact on your career goals and direction. This session will give you the insights you need to build your brand, increase your influence, and expand your career success.

    Our presenter,...

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  • 2018 Oct 05

    Intermediate Microsoft Word for Allston-Brighton Residents

    9:00am to 4:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Use Word more efficiently by automating tasks and creating complex documents that include lists, tables, charts, graphics, and newsletter layouts. Learn to merge data to personalize correspondence and labels. Take advantage of timesaving features, and elements to improve the consistency and appearance of documents.

    Prerequisites: Beginner Microsoft Word or...

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  • 2018 Oct 04

    Exhibition Reception: Matter of Intention

    5:00pm to 7:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Join the Harvard Ed Portal for a reception celebrating the latest Crossings Gallery exhibition, Matter of Intention. Allston-based sculptor Chloe DuBois and Providence-based painter Renée Silva depict everyday habits through recreation and abstraction. Matter of Intention focuses on materiality and pattern to explore personal tendencies. The work confronts ideas of intention and the familiar desire to compartmentalize our thoughts and environments.

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  • 2018 Oct 04

    Starting a Specialty Food Business

    12:30pm to 2:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Looking to turn your love of baking into a business? Have you considered marketing your secret family recipe as a specialty food product? Join the Harvard Ed Portal and SCORE Boston for a free workshop about Starting a Specialty Food Business. This workshop will introduce a variety of factors behind starting a successful food business. Attendees will also learn about valuable resources in Massachusetts that are available for manufacturing, packaging, and selling specialty food products.

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  • 2018 Oct 02

    Test Your Career Path: Using Career Assessments for Future Direction

    Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Oct 02 2018 .
    6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Can’t decide on your career direction? Not sure what occupations might fit your personality, interests, and skills? This four-part workshop can provide you with guidance by taking three of the most popular career assessments—Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Strong Interest Inventory, and SkillScan—and discussing the outcomes with a career coach.

    Our meeting dates are September 11, 18, 25 and October 2 from 6:00pm-8:00pm at the Harvard Ed Portal. You must attend all sessions. Workshop size is limited to 15 to ensure you get the support and attention you need. This...

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