Alumni Weekend

Join us October 30th and 31st for a weekend of events re-connecting generations of PBHA alumni

October 31, 2015
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Phillips Brooks House Association

Friday, October 30th
7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. — 9th Annual Robert Coles “Call of Service” Lecture and Award, Memorial Church

PBHA’s Robert Coles “Call of Service” Lecture & Award brings a significant leader in public service to inspire the Harvard community to become engaged in critical social issues. The lecture honors former PBHA volunteer, trustee, and longtime Harvard faculty member Dr. Robert Coles ’50 and his book The Call of Service, which examines the idealism PBHA seeks to instill in its student volunteers.
This year, the event will honor Alicia Garza, Special Projects Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance and co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement. She is an organizer, writer and freedom dreamer based in Oakland, CA. In 2013, Alicia co-founded #BlackLivesMatter, an international organizing network developed after the murder of Trayvon Martin, focused on combating anti-Black racism in all of its forms. She has been the recipient of numerous awards for her organizing work, and her writing has been featured in publications such asThe Guardian, The Nation, The Feminist Wire, and more.
This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited — RSVP now to reserve your spot! (We recommend using a computer to register, rather than a mobile device.)

Saturday, October 31st
9:30 – 11:30 — Annual PBHA Alumni Association General Meeting, Phillips Brooks House, Parlor Room

Join PBHA-Alumni Association for their annual general meeting at the Phillips Brooks House. Alumni will report on the activities, initiatives, and interactions they have had with each other and current PBHAers. In addition, discussions will focus on the role alumni can play in fostering a lifelong PBHA community and serving as mentors for current students. There will also be an opportunity to meet PBHAers from many different class years!
Light breakfast and coffee will be served at 9:00 a.m. Please direct all questions to Charity Shumway ’01, PBHA-A President, at

11:30 – 1:30 — PBHA Alumni Reunion Luncheon | 1201 Massachusetts Avenue,
Cambridge, MA 02138 (the former Inn at Harvard)

Please join the students, staff, and alumni of PBHA at our annual PBHA Alumni Reunion Luncheon. The event will honor Steven Hawkins with PBHA’s Outstanding Alumni Award and David Orr as our Outstanding Supporter for 2015, and bring together past and present PBHAers, providing an opportunity to share past successes and visions for the future.
A fully catered lunch will be provided. A wine and beer bar will also be available.
Tickets for the luncheon are needed. Price for general admission is $55. Individuals working in Public Interest Careers are able to purchase a reduced-price ticket for $30. Students can purchase tickets for $10. The price of a full ticket represents the cost per plate to PBHA. We appreciate your support in making this luncheon possible, however, we do not want ability to pay to play a prohibitive role in your attendance, and encourage alumni to pay what they can!

Any questions about the lunch? Please email MC at

2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. — PBHA Roxbury Programs Reunion | First Church in Roxbury, 10 Putnam Street, Roxbury, MA 02119
Were you a part of Academy Homes Summer Youth Enrichment Program, Dudley Youth Initiative, Dearborn Summer, AHEAD, or Roxbury Youth Initiative? PBHA’s programs serving the youth of Roxbury have had a lot of names, but over the course of thirty years, these programs remain devoted to building community and empowering youth in Roxbury. Join us for a reunion of volunteers, summer counselors, participants and families as we celebrate Roxbury Youth Initiative’s past, present and future.

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