Community Partnerships and Programs

Jean Yawkey Center For Community Leadership
The Jean Yawkey Center for Community Leadership (JYCCL) is dedicated to developing service opportunities and leadership skills for Emmanuel College students and providing programs for young people in Boston area schools and community organizations.

Kids to College
The program allows middle school and high school students to participate in programming designed to help prepare them for their pursuit of higher education. Youth are invited to college events, such as lectures, theatre performances, cultural activities and sporting events.

Mission Grammar to Emmanuel College – MgtoEC
MGtoEC is a monthly dinner /discussion group hosted by the JYCCL and the Office of Multicultural Programs at Emmanuel College for 8th grade scholars of OLPH Mission Grammar School. The program focuses on culture, history, literacy and college readiness.

Fenway High School Dual Enrollment Program
The program builds confidence and contributes to the academic success of urban high school students by providing the opportunity to enroll in undergraduate courses at the College for high school and college credit at no cost.

Sociedad Latina
Emmanuel College serves as part of Sociedad Latina’s College Access Network, providing the Mission Hill-based organization with support for their many programs.

ABCD Parker Hill/Fenway
Through Emmanuel’s partnership with ABCD Parker Hill/Fenway, local youth gain meaningful summer work experience through ABCD’s SummerWorks program.

Carolyn A. Lynch Institute
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.

Center for Science Education
The Center for Science Education's programming offers professional and educational support to urban teachers and students in the fields of science, engineering, technology and mathematics.

SND Organizations
Emmanuel College serves several Sisters of Notre Dame organizations through its New Student and Spring Days of Service, Annual Toy Drive and other educational opportunities.

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Setting the Standard for Nursing Excellence

Within the Maureen Murphy Wilkens School of Nursing & Clinical Sciences, students gain the type of hands-on, practical experience that helps them emerge as well-rounded, in-demand nursing professionals.

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Nick Eline '23: Perseverance in a Pandemic

Nick grew up in a family of medical professionals—his mother and grandmother are both nurses and his father is a paramedic. “I’ve always been surrounded with medical jargon and stories of health incidents, crises, and the rewarding benefits of providing care,” he said.

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Nadel Henville '22: Creating Community Takes Center Stage

For Nadel, the stage is her “second home,” and the community she’s found within Emmanuel’s Theater program, a second family. While she originally thought she would pursue college theater as a hobby, she soon realized the work would define her student experience and provide a foundation for life beyond Emmanuel.

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Gianna Kittle '20: Advocating for Justice

Prior to coming to Emmanuel, Gianna had never heard of the field of sociology, but was very familiar and passionate about issues of crime and justice. Her time at Emmanuel helped her to not only put a name—but also, a purpose—to that passion.

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Research Spotlight: Searching for an Evolution Solution

Propelled by a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, students and faculty in the Mathematics Department are studying the rate of evolution in spatially structured populations using evolutionary graph theory, which may inform the estimation of important events in our evolutionary past, such as when humans split from our closest primate relatives.

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Research Spotlight: Powerful Partnerships

In collaboration with Emmanuel graduate, Kierstin Giunco ’17, Associated Professor of Education Christine Leighton and current student Kayla Balthazar '20 are working with local elementary students to deepen reading engagement and comprehension.

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Research Spotlight: Economics Education on a Global Scale

As her research in economics education has focused on innovation in the classroom and finding ways to help students apply economic theories to real-world situations, students are vital in every aspect to Associate Professor of Economics Rebecca Moryl’s work.

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Eileen Milien '22: A Career-Affirming CURE

When choosing a college, Eileen knew two things for sure—that she would be able to get to know her professors and peers and that she wanted to be in an area in which she would have myriad opportunities in the research and medicine.

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Melissa Duffy '20: Artist and Appreciator

When Melissa started at Emmanuel, she chose what she believed to be two separate and distinct majors—studio art and history—to fulfill her both her personal and professional interests.

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