Phillips Brooks House Association is home to more than 80 student-run, community-based programs. From housing services to afterschool enrichment, our programs strive for change across Boston and Cambridge. Use the search term below to find the program that is right for you, or use the search bar in the top right corner to find a specific program.

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  • Habitat for Humanity


    PBHA's Harvard Habitat for Humanity connects student volunteers with build sites in Greater Boston, and runs domestic and international service trips during Harvard's winter and spring breaks.

  • HARMONY Afterschool


    HARMONY Afterschool aims to expand the opportunities for elementary schools students in Cambridge Public Schools to grow through musical education.



    Program volunteers visit residents of the Cambridge Rehabilitation and Nursing Center each Saturday.

  • Harvard Emerging Literacy Project


    Volunteers with PBHA's Harvard Emerging Literacy Project support preschools to increase opportunities to read and ensure a strong literacy foundation for all young people in Cambridge.

  • Harvard Square Summer Shelter


    The Harvard Square Summer Shelter seeks to improve the lives of homeless individuals by providing them with the full range of resources needed to transition into permanent housing and employment.