Partnerships

Student leaders join Governor Deval Patrick '78 for a day of service with Project 351.

PBHA’s programs and scope of service are made possible by the support of our many partners at Harvard, in Boston and Cambridge, and at the national and state level.  The shared social justice efforts, mentorship, expertise, and resource support of our partners are instrumental in ensuring the student volunteers are able to provide the scope and quality of services our participants deserve.

At Harvard, PBHA is honored to be part of a larger network of departments and organizations that support the development of students through public service. In addition to PBHA, the Phillips Brooks House building and Center for Public Service and Engaged Scholarship is home to the Center for Public Interest Careers, which provides summer internships and post-graduate fellowships with partner non-profits, and the Public Service Network (PSN), an umbrella support for independent student service programs. We work closely with schools and offices throughout the Harvard community to support student development and commitment to service, including the Harvard Graduate School of Education, the Harvard College Women’s Center, the Harvard Foundation, the Harvard Office of BGLTQ Student Life, the Institute of Politics, and the Office of Career Services.

Leaders of Harvard's Office of Student Life, Office of BGLTQ Student Life, and Public Service Network gather at a PBHA event.

Leaders of Harvard’s Office of Student Life, Office of BGLTQ Student Life, and Public Service Network gather at a PBHA event.

PBHA works closely with the city of Boston and Cambridge, most notably Boston and Cambridge Public Schools, Boston Centers for Youth and Families, community centers across Cambridge, Boston After School and Beyond, and Cambridge’s Agenda for Children.  We are also grateful to receive support for our summer youth jobs program primarily through the Boston Youth Fund, the Mayor’s Youth Fund, and MLK Summer Scholars.

At the state level, we work with MassHousing and the Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance, and are part of several national coalitions including the National Summer Learning Association and First Lady Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher initiative.

In everything we do at PBHA, we partner with those who provide services and advocate for the communities we work in. We are thankful for the support of partner organizations who advise and guide our student leaders, provide the sites in which our programs operate, and join us in advocating for structural change throughout our communities.