Emmanuel’s partnership with Mission Grammar School is a true collaboration that brings urban youth to Emmanuel’s campus and offers education majors the opportunity to gain practical teaching experience.
Emmanuel has a longstanding collaborative relationship with the Our Lady of Perpetual Help (OLPH) Mission Grammar School in Roxbury Crossing. Many of Mission Grammar's administration and faculty are graduates of Emmanuel College, including Principal Maura Bradley '96 and Assistant Principal Ali Dutson '05, and Emmanuel's Education Department regularly places students in internships and pre-practicum roles.
Emmanuel students dedicate their time to Mission Grammar School through various service outlets, including the annual New Student Day of Service, the annual Spring Day of Service, the yearly Volunteer Fair, the Four-Year Service Program, Community Service Federal Work Study, and various other events such as Dr. Seuss Day, Trick or Treating at Emmanuel, Easter-themed events and field days.
Members of Emmanuel's Education Club also interact with students through the Kids to College program, which brings low-income students to Emmanuel's campus, as well as through monthly discussion groups with eight graders and the Mission Grammar after-school program. Emmanuel College and the Jean Yawkey Center for Community Leadership also provide gym space for practice and home games during the OLPH Mission Saints boys' basketball season as part of Emmanuel's youth program.
In May 2019, Emmanuel College was selected as one of 100 Boston-area nonprofits to receive a $100,000 grant through Cummings Foundation's "$100K for 100" program. The grant will help support service initiatives through Emmanuel's Cardinal Seán O'Malley Center for Mission & Ministry.
Although half a world away in Pakistan, Justin Prairie '05 is never far from Emmanuel and Boston. A foreign service officer with the U.S. State Department, Justin currently works on political and military affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan.
When Meghan Larkin '19 was a first-year student at Emmanuel, she paid close attention to her resident assistants (RAs) and became inspired by the effort they put into creating a positive living environment.
When Rachael was applying to college, she hadn't quite figured out what she wanted to study. There were several routes she could take on the path to her future, but deciding on one seemed impossible. It was then that she realized she needed to attend a school that could support all of her interests.