The Harvard Allston Summer Corps is part of Harvard University’s commitment to summer youth employment. In partnership with the City of Boston’s Youth Fund summer jobs program, Harvard funds 20 Harvard Allston Summer Corps positions for Allston-Brighton youth to work in local Allston-Brighton non-profit organizations.
In addition, Harvard hosts enrichment activities for the Summer Corps members at the Ed Portal. Last summer, the enrichment activities included conversations about college admissions, environmental sustainability, and capital planning with Harvard University staff. The program runs for six weeks in July and August.
Allston Summer Corps members have worked in the following Allston-Brighton locations since the program began in 2008:
- Commonwealth Tenants Organization
- Honan-Allston Branch Library
- Jackson Mann Community Center
- Oak Square YMCA
- West End House Boys and Girls Club