The Carolyn A. Lynch Institute

Established in 2002 by a generous founding grant from the Lynch Foundation, the Carolyn A. Lynch Institute provides a range of collaborative programs and services that enhance the professional development of urban teachers and enrich the education of PK-12 students in the city of Boston and other urban areas. The programming offered through the Lynch Institute has enabled Emmanuel College to positively impact the quality of education in urban schools, with particular emphasis on math, science and technology education.

Emmanuel College undergraduates have benefited from substantial scholarship support provided by the Lynch Institute. Lynch Scholarships are offered to mathematics and science majors and elementary education students strong in mathematics and science who are interested in urban teaching.

Additionally, thousands of educators and students from the city of Boston and other urban areas have benefited from the programs developed and supported by the Carolyn A. Lynch Institute.

Lynch Institute for Professional Development

Through the Lynch Institute for Professional Development, hundreds of urban teachers have participated in courses and workshops that focus on standards-based education in the critical areas of literacy and mathematics. Programming specifically addresses the need for professional development of primary-level teachers in assessing and intervening with young children at risk in mathematical development.

Summer 2019 Lynch Institute workshops for Middle and High School Students

Emmanuel College School of Science and Health in collaboration the School of Education will offer the following workshops to Middle and High School Students.   All courses require a $25 registration fee payable to Emmanuel College. Course materials are provided through the Lynch Institute and School of Science and Health.  

Courses include:

  • How Safe is our Water?
  • The Buzz on Caffeine: who, what, why? 

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Location: Wilkens Science Center, Emmanuel College Campus 
*The workshops will run for a minimum of 10 participants and a max of 20.

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Summer 2019 S.T.E.M. Lynch Institute

Carolyn A. Lynch Institute in collaboration with the School of Science and Health offers professional development courses for teachers*. The courses meet for four, four-hour sessions providing 25 Professional Development Points. All courses require a $50 registration fee payable to Emmanuel College. Course materials are provided through Institute.

Courses include:

  • Diseases of the Mind: Psychological Symptoms to Neuroscience Lab 
  • Chemistry and Art 
  • From DNA to Evolution
  • Weather and Climate Change For the 21st Century Classroom
  • STEM (K-8)     
  • Science: Design Challenges for Elementary Teachers
  • Calling all Google Users

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Dates: Tuesday, June 25 - Friday, June 28, 2019  from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Wilkens Science Center, Emmanuel College Campus
*The workshops will run for a minimum of 10 participants and a max of 20.

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The Lynch Foundation provides assistance to programs primarily in Massachusetts with an emphasis on education; culture and historic preservation; health care and medical research; and religious and educational efforts of the Roman Catholic Church. The foundation's president and chairman Carolyn A. Lynch and her husband Peter have long been supporters of Emmanuel, each receiving honorary degrees from the College in 1994. Through the generosity of the Lynch Foundation, Emmanuel College has been able to further its mission of improving education in urban environments.

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