27 Allston-Brighton nonprofits awarded emergency response grants from Harvard
Harvard University recently announced that 27 Allston-Brighton nonprofit organizations and community groups have been awarded emergency response grants for their continuing efforts in responding to COVID-19 related community needs.
Local students explore street art and community
When Allston-Brighton students joined the Harvard Ed Portal’s Mural Club: Street Art & Community earlier this spring, they hoped to create a public mural to represent them and their community. Though students began the semester in person, they quickly transitioned to remote learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and were still able to create their own personal works of art.
An Asylum in Allston
Harvard University welcomed Artisan’s Asylum, a local nonprofit arts collaborative, to Allston, where it will make medical gowns used as personal protective equipment (PPE).
Profiles in Community Support
Allston Village Main Streets & Brighton Main Streets
As small business owners in the neighborhoods navigate their day-to-day operations, a web of complex policies and opportunities grow daily. To help navigate this, those businesses and the people they employ often turn to two organizations for guidance: Allston Village Main Streets and Brighton Main Streets.
West End House
The West End House is an organization rooted in history and community. For over a century it has been committed to helping young people achieve their full potential in academics and the arts while maintaining a healthy life and preparing for a career.
St. Anthony's Parish Food Pantry
Located in Allston, just around the corner from the Harvard Business School Campus, the parish of St. Anthony’s Church looks like the neighborhood in which it exits.
Allston Brighton CDC
It was not unique for businesses or organizations to shift and overhaul the way they worked as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. And while the experience was stressful for everyone, John Woods, executive director of the Allston Brighton Community Development Corporation (ABCDC), points to the positives that came out of the sudden change.
The Presentation School Foundation Community Center
When the Our Lady of the Presentation School was closed over 15 years ago, the community rallied to maintain the building as a neighborhood institution. The result: the Presentation School Foundation (PSF) Community Center, a hub for organizations and individuals committed to the neighborhoods of Allston and Brighton.
University Community Rallies to Deal with COVID-19 Crisis
Harvard faculty, students, researchers, and staff are working alongside hospitals, first responders, state and city leaders, and many more across Greater Boston to support the response to the coronavirus pandemic. The Gazette recently spoke with some professors and administrators about the research, projects, and collaborations the University has undertaken amid the unprecedented global health crisis.
Harvard and MIT donate $500,000 to Cambridge
Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have made matching donations of $250,000 each to the city of Cambridge to cover costs associated with the creation of a temporary emergency shelter at the War Memorial Recreation Center, Field House, and garage.