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.
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