Social Programs and Services (As of June 30, 2008)

In addition to the monetary impact Boston University has on the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, numerous community programs and services are funded directly by the University or indirectly through research grants and support from various foundations. These programs include neighborhood health centers; the Boston University/Chelsea Partnership; Boston and Brookline Scholarships; academic enrichment and remedial help programs; free or discounted concerts and lectures; the University‐owned and ‐supported radio stations; the use of recreational facilities for high school competitions; and the many community volunteer programs that are coordinated by the University’s Community Service Center (CSC). The CSC provides volunteers with opportunities to address community concerns in a meaningful and mutually beneficial way. More than 2,000 volunteers serve through CSC and other Boston University programs or services at more than 160 agencies annually. A representative listing of programs and services with brief descriptions follows.

Business and Professional

Boston University Institute for Leading in a Dynamic Economy (BUILDE)
Center for Energy & Environmental Studies
Civil Litigation Program
Criminal Law Clinics at Boston University School of Law
Executive Development Roundtable
Hothouse Productions
Human Resources Policy Institute
Institute for Global Work
Institute for Technology Entrepreneurship & Commercialization (ITEC)
Technology Development
Photonics Center
Student Internships from the School of Social Work

Community and Government

Commonwealth Avenue Improvements
Community Affairs
Community Task Force
Government & Community Affairs
Master Plan
Ride‐Along Program
State and City Relations
Transportation Solutions for Commuters, Inc. (TranSComm)


African Presidential Archives & Research Center (APARC)
African Studies Center
Afterschool Progams
Boston High School Scholarship Program
Boston Scholars Academic Orientation & Retention Support
Boston University Academy
Boston University/Boston Schools Collaborative
Center for the Advancement of Ethics & Character (CAEC)
Boston University/Chelsea Partnership
Boston University High School Honors Program
Boston University Research Internship in Science & Engineering
Boston University Initiative for Literacy Development (BUILD)
Boston University Science & Mathematics Education Center
Boston University Summer Challenge Program
Cardinal Medeiros Scholars
COACH (College Opportunity & Career Help)
Donald D. Durrell Reading and Writing Clinic
Early Learning Center
Field Placements of Education Students
Fraunhofer Center for Manufacturing Innovation
Intergenerational Literacy Project
Prison Education Program (PEP)
Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists (PROMYS)
Reach Out and Read
Sargent Center for Outdoor Education
Scholarship Assistance
School of Education Consortium Council
Science & Mathematics Education Center
Space Science Information Requests
Space Science School Visits
Step UP
Student Studio
Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math/Science

Health Care

Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) Head Start
Albert & Jessie Danielsen Institute
American Student Dental Association (ASDA) Oral Health Outreach at Yawkey Club
Applied Professional Experience (APEX) Program
Arthritis Center
Associated Early Care & Education
Blackstone Elementary School Field Trip
Boston Area Health Education Center
Boston Asthma Games
Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights
Boston Coalition for Adult Immunization
Boston Diabetes Expo
Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP)
Boston Medical Center
Boston Medical Center Adolescent Center
Boston Medical Center Emergency Department
Boston Medical Center’s Partnership for Men’s Health — Health Fair
Boston University Area Health Education Center
Boston University Residence Life Wellness Fair, Charles River Campus
Boston University School of Public Health Practice Office
Cancer Research Center
Car Seat Program
Center for Addictions Research & Services
Center to Prevent Alcohol‐Related Problems Among Young People
Chelsea Comprehensive School‐Based Oral Health Program
Chelsea Back to School Celebration
Chelsea Early Childhood Project
Chelsea Early Learning Center Open House
Chelsea Head Start
Chelsea Intergenerational Literacy Program
Chelsea Nutrition and Wellness Fair
Chelsea School Dental Center (CSDC)
Child Witness to Violence Project
Comprehensive Care Program
Countdown to Kindergarten
Crispus Attucks Children’s Center
Dental Health Centers
Entre Familia
Framingham Early Childhood Fair
Framingham Fluoride Program
Framingham Healthy Kids Day
Give Kids A Smile, Rosie’s Place, Child Works Program
Good Grief Program
Grow Clinic
Harbor Area Early Intervention Program Parents’ Oral Health Meeting
Healing the Children
Health‐Care Affiliates
Health Careers Academy Community Health Fair
Health Connection
Health Reform Program
Healthy Baby/Healthy Child Oral Health Promotion Program
Healthy Baby/Healthy Child Summer Camp Picnic
Healthy Public Housing
Healthy Teeth for Tots
HIV Dental Care/Ryan White
Join Together
Massachusetts Center for SIDS
Massachusetts Operation Stand Down for Homeless Veterans
Massachusetts State House Health Fair
Mattapan Community Health Center’s Health Care Revival
MetroWest School‐Based Sealant Programs
Natick Fluoride Program
MGH Chelsea Summer Safety Fair
Occupational Therapy Volunteer Programs
Orchard Gardens/Smart Smiles Second Grade Field Trip
Outreach Core of the Superfund Basic Research Program
Outreach Van Project
Parkinson’s Disease Center
Public Health Education Week
Research Science Institute
Rosie’s Place Wellness Fair
Sargent College Clinical Centers
Sargent College Healthy Lifestyle Challenge
Smart Smiles in Boston Public Schools
Smart Smiles Sealant Coordination Center
Student Dental Health Plan
Summer Adventures in Learning Health Initiative (SAIL HI)
Survivors of Torture Oral Health Program
University of Massachusetts, Harbor Point, Student Wellness Fair
Urban Environmental Health Initiative
Vaccines and Screenings
Wollaston Child Care Center — Oral Health Education

Serving Elders

Boston Geriatric Education Model Consortium (GEM)
Boston University Geriatric Services
Elders Living at Home Program (ELAHP)
Evergreen Program
Geriatric Assessment Center
Institute for Geriatric Social Work

Serving People with Disabilities

Center for the Study of Communication & the Deaf
Joining Hands
Pike Prize for Service to People with Disabilities
Special Education

Social Action Outreach

Alternative Spring Breaks
Children’s Theatre
First‐Year Student Outreach Program (FYSOP)
Holiday Reading Program
Making Music
Multicultural Advancement Partnership Program (MAPP)
OXFAM Fast for a World Harvest
Project Hope
Siblings Program
Student Food Rescue (SFR)
12‐Step Groups
United Way
Voices from the Middle (VFM)