The Hubie Jones Lecture in Urban Health

Hubie Jones (’57), dean emeritus and the School of Social Work dean from 1977 to 1993, helped shape Boston’s civic landscape for over forty-five years, and has been integral in numerous community organizations within Boston’s African American population and throughout all Boston neighborhoods.

As associate and executive director at Roxbury Multi-Service Center in 1967, his Task Force on Children Out of School (now Massachusetts Advocacy Center) published the report The Way We Go to School: The Exclusion of Children in Boston, which led to the first-in-the-nation enactment of two landmark laws that focused on special education and bi-lingual education.

In 2010, Jones received the Purpose Prize, a national prize awarded to select individuals over 60 carrying out encore careers and using their skills and experience to make a difference in their communities and the nation.

Established by an anonymous donor, the Hubie Jones Lecture in Urban Health fund is partially endowed at $50,000. Additional support is being sought from alumni and friends. To make a donation in support of the fund, please click to make a contribution.