Events

    Who’s the Newbie?: First Day on the Job

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal—Online

    You've landed the job and arrived for your first day. Now what? Join the Harvard Ed Portal for a helpful workshop that will guide you through understanding the written policies and unwritten norms of an organization. We will cover everything from reviewing electronics to meeting co-workers to feeling comfortable asking for help. You will leave this workshop with the tools you need to tackle your first day of work!

    This program is for high school students and is the last of a three-part Job Preparation Series this June.

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    Tick Tock: Time Management While Working From Home

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal—Online

    Do you feel like you never have enough time in the day to get things done? The Harvard Ed Portal can help! Join us for this workshop that will help you learn what time management is, how you value spending your time, and effective strategies for gaining greater control of time and increasing your results.

    This program is for high school students and is the second of a three-part Job Preparation Series this June.

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    Too Many Tabs, Not Enough Time: Working Online

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal—Online

    You’re not dreaming; we’re still in a pandemic, so now is your chance to learn how to make working online work for YOU! This workshop will prepare you to work virtually in jobs this summer. You will gain tips and tricks for staying organized, setting up your online workspace, and participating in professional meetings.

    This program is for high school students and is the first of a three-part Job Preparation Series this June.

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    2021 Jun 30

    Concerts in the Common at Brighton Farmer's Market

    Repeats every 2 weeks every Wednesday until Wed Oct 27 2021 except Wed Sep 22 2021, Wed Oct 06 2021, Wed Oct 20 2021. Also includes Wed Sep 29 2021, Wed Oct 13 2021, Wed Oct 27 2021.
    4:30pm

    Location: 

    Brighton Common, 30 Chestnut Hill Ave., Brighton

    Sing and dance outdoors at a wide range of family-friendly performances held during the Brighton Farmer's Market! Performers include local and regional entertainers performing children's music, klezmer, hip hop, acapella, funk, Afro-Brazilian drumming, taiko, and more. All events are free, weather permitting, and open to the public.

    Concerts take place two Wednesdays a month:
    2nd Wednesdays are part of the Harvard Ed Portal Family Concert Series; last Wednesdays are part of the Brighton Main Streets' Brighton Sounds Concert Series.

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    Taking A Leadership Frame of Mind in Online Meetings

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal—Online

    Mastering the finer points of leading a meeting means having a "leadership frame of mind." What does this mean? Being a role model in appropriate attendee management.

    In this workshop, you will learn:

    How to lead a successful online meeting with a "leadership frame of mind"

    1. Approach interactions with empathy or appropriate tone
    2. Encourage interaction by creating a safe space

    Audience management and conflict resolution

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    Mapping Your Heart: A Zine Making Workshop

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal—Online

    *For high school students living or attending school in Allston, Brighton, or Cambridge!*

    Reflect on where you are right now to where you want to be. What comes easily to you? What do you love the most about yourself? Where do you want to put your energy?

    Explore these questions and learn more about your inner world in this hands-on workshop led by Brighton artist Deborah Johnson. Start with a short meditation, look at examples of self-published...

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    This Space Holds a Story

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal—Online

    *For high school students living or attending school in Allston, Brighton, or Cambridge!*

    Do you daydream about places you've loved or imagined? Are you curious about how writers turn ideas into stories? Join author Abdul-Razak Zachariah for a glimpse into the children’s book writing process. Write your own story idea for a new generation of readers based on your life and experiences. Abdul will read from his children’s book "...

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    Small Business & Our Neighborhoods: Reflections on Community, Resilience, & Innovation

    Location: 

    Online via Zoom

    Running a business under the most ideal conditions is difficult and 2020 brought on a host of previously unthinkable challenges for business owners, their employees, and the communities that support them. While the coronavirus pandemic has tested the entire business community, restaurants, shops, and companies in Allston-Brighton and Cambridge have offered countless examples of how creativity, resilience, and coordination are helping to preserve the vibrant mosaic of businesses that characterize both communities.

    Featuring leaders of small businesses and nonprofits, this panel...

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    Museum Careers with the Harvard Art Museums

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal—Online

    *For high school students who live or attend school in Allston, Brighton, or Cambridge!*

    Have you ever visited or heard about a museum and wondered what it would be like to work there? While exhibitions may not magically spring to life every night, the reality of a museum career can be just as exciting. A job in an art museum means working in an enriching environment where you can turn your passion for art, people, and history into a meaningful career. We invite you to join employees at the Harvard Art Museums to learn more about the types of careers...

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    Hire Me!: Interview Preparation for 11th & 12th Graders

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal—Online

    *For 11th & 12th graders who live or attend school in Allston-Brighton or Cambridge!*

    Do you want to ace your job interviews? Join the Harvard Ed Portal for this workshop that will help you prepare for an interview in advance, including determining your most valuable skills, researching the company, and preparing for questions. You will learn how to make a positive first impression at an interview with your appearance and greeting, have confidence when responding to and asking questions, and leave a lasting impression by following up after the...

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    2021 Mar 30

    RISE: Pottery Chill Out (for Allston-Brighton & Cambridge High Schoolers)

    Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Apr 13 2021 .
    4:30pm to 6:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal—Online

    *For high school students living or attending school in Allston-Brighton or Cambridge!*

    Remember Play Doh when you were a kid? What if we told you you're never too old to play with clay? Sign up for our 4-session Zoom clay class, where we will make and decorate mugs, phone holders, sculptures—whatever you want, really!—using our hands and objects you can find at home. No experience necessary!

    We'll teach you everything you need to know, PLUS we'll mail you all the stuff you'll need! You'll get to keep your final product and, as an added bonus, we'll...

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    Hire Me!: Interview Preparation for 9th & 10th Graders

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal—Online

    *For 9th & 10th graders who live or attend school in Allston-Brighton or Cambridge!*

    Do you want to ace your job interviews? Join the Harvard Ed Portal for this workshop that will help you prepare for an interview in advance, including determining your most valuable skills, researching the company, and preparing for questions. You will learn how to make a positive first impression at an interview with your appearance and greeting, have confidence when responding to and asking questions, and leave a lasting impression by following up after the...

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    2021 Mar 23

    Get that Bread—And Keep It, Too!: Learning How to Manage Your Money (Series 1)

    Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Mar 30 2021 .
    4:00pm to 5:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal—Online

    *For high school students living or attending school in Allston-Brighton or Cambridge!*

    Money money money! How do I make it? What do I do with it? What about bills and rent—how do you even pay them? And why is saving so important, can’t I just spend my money? And how do I even save? If you have ever wondered about any of these questions or if you want to learn more about how to make and manage money, this workshop series is for you! We will answer these questions and so much more while exploring topics such as budgeting, understanding a paycheck,...

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    To Whom It May Concern: Email in the Workplace

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal—Online

    *For high school students who live or attend school in Allston-Brighton or Cambridge!*

    Subject line? CC? BCC? Signature? What does all this even mean? And why can’t I just send a text? If you’ve ever wondered about any of this, join us for this workshop on email skills! Writing strong emails will help you stand out in the job application process. In this workshop, you will learn how to catch and hold someone’s attention through well-written emails. And, since it’s 2021, we will also cover how (and when!) to text in the workplace!

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    2021 Mar 22

    RISE: Get Up and Get Moving (for Allston-Brighton & Cambridge High Schoolers)

    Repeats every week every Monday until Mon Apr 26 2021 .
    4:00pm to 5:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal—Online

    *For high school students living or attending school in Allston-Brighton or Cambridge*

    Zoom fatigue is REAL, and we don't know about you, but all this sitting and laying down has got us feeling down... so let's get up! Join us for six weeks of movement, stress relief, and relaxation that you can do wherever you are, whenever you want—especially when you're feeling cooped up inside or stressed about anything.

    We'll do some stretches, cardio, and other fun exercises you can do at home, anytime. You can even do them while watching your...

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    2021 Mar 17

    Cracking the College Nut: A Fair Opportunity Workshop

    Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed Mar 31 2021 .
    5:00pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal—Online

    *For high school students living or attending school in Allston-Brighton or Cambridge!*

    What IS college? Do you have to go? How much is it gonna cost? If you’ve ever wondered about these questions, we’re here to help! The Fair Opportunity Project is here to support high school students like you with information, guidance, and support as you learn about and apply to college! We’ll look at the entire college application process from applying for financial aid and scholarships, to finding your college "fit,” to learning more about the student body/campus...

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    Hello? Can You Hear Me?: Workplace Phone Skills for High School Students

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal—Online

    *For high school students who live or attend school in Allston-Brighton or Cambridge!*

    Phone interviews can be so awkward, but the Harvard Ed Portal is here to help! Join us for a workshop that will help you develop your phone skills, from calling and talking to leaving a voicemail to following up! You will leave with the practice and tools you need to impress everyone in your life, from interviewers and future bosses to that one auntie who calls and always has something to say...!

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    2021 Mar 11

    We Out Here: Exploring Life After High School

    Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Mar 25 2021 .
    5:00pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal—Online

    *For high school students living or attending school in Allston-Brighton or Cambridge!*

    We get it—high school is HARD, so how can you even think about life AFTER high school? But don’t worry, we gotchu! Should you go to college? Should you get a job right away? What jobs ARE there? How do you know what the right job is for you? Join us in this 4-part workshop series that helps you answer these questions! We’ll get a chance to explore different options, hear from people who do all kinds of jobs and have all kinds of experiences, and more!

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    2021 Mar 10

    Make it Pop!: Writing the College Essay

    Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed Mar 24 2021 .
    5:30pm to 6:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal—Online

    *For high school students living or attending school in Allston-Brighton or Cambridge!*

    The personal statement essay can be one of the most stressful elements of the college application—but it doesn’t need to be! The personal statement is your opportunity to share parts of yourself with college admissions teams that they can’t see through test scores and your resume alone. This workshop series will provide tips for crafting a compelling essay, effectively telling your story, and proving to admissions teams that you would be a great student at their...

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