The Hubie Jones Lecture in Urban Health

Boston University School of Social Work Dean Gail Steketee is pleased to announce the establishment of The Hubie Jones Lecture in Urban Health.

The School of Social Work dean from 1977 to 1993, Jones has helped shape Boston’s civic landscape for over 45 years, and 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, recipients use their skills and experience to make a difference in their community and the nation.

Established by an anonymous donor, the 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 send a check (payable to Boston University School of Social Work, with the notation “Hubie Jones Fund” on the memo line) to:

Ken Schulman, MSW

Associate Dean

Boston University School of Social Work

264 Bay State Road

Boston, MA 02215

The lecture, scheduled to begin in fall 2011 or spring 2012, will feature nationally known speakers who will address vital issues in urban health.