Call of Service Week

A week of events celebrating the courage of young people committed to social action.

Javion Rookard, (from left) Director of Cambridge Youth Enrichment Program (CYEP) at PBHA, Sarah Gonzalez '18 works with Amaya Fifield, Amigo School 8th Grader. This was part of the PBHA's Cambridge Youth Enrichment Program - PBHA's longest run - and largest - summer camp works on theatre and arts and crafts projects at the King Open School in Cambridge. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer

We know incredible things happen when young people work together to strive for social justice. This October 30th through November 6th, we are excited to honor that work with an exciting series of speakers and events.

Tickets are available now for PBHA’s 9th Annual Robert Coles “Call of Service” Lecture and Award honoring Alicia Garza, Special Projects Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter. We are excited to collaborate with local and student #BlackLivesMatter leaders to honor Ms. Garza and the movement that has called so many of us to action. This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited — please RSVP now to reserve your spot!

The lecture kicks off PBHA’s annual Alumni Weekend, which will celebrate PBHA alumni who have answered the call of service with their own actions, including Amnesty International Executive Director Steven Hawkins, outstanding supporter David Orr, and volunteers from generations of PBHA’s Roxbury-based programs. A full list of Alumni Weekend events can be found here.

On November 6th, PBHA’s Y2Y Harvard Square will open its doors as the nation’s first student-run youth homeless shelter. The student leaders and community partners whose vision has made this dream a reality will come together to see the shelter’s new space, and hear opening remarks from Senator Elizabeth Warren. Learn more and get your tickets to the opening celebration here.

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