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  • The Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus is a non partisan organization committed to increasing the number of women elected to public office and appointed to public policy positions. We seek to civically engage women of all ages in the political process through events, programming, and workshops. Caucus members include a diverse group of women that include the political, health care, biotech, academic, business, corporate, and non profit communities. The MWPC offers programs that strive to increase the interest of women in the political process and helps them to be successful in the political arena. Instagram Twitter : @MWPC
  • Boston College is a coeducational university with undergraduate and graduate students hailing from every state and more than 95 countries. Founded in 1863, it is one of the oldest Jesuit, Catholic universities in the United States. Since its founding in 1957, the Lowell Humanities Series has brought distinguished writers, artists, performers, and scholars to Boston College. Follow the series on Twitter at @BCLowellHS .
  • A memorial to President Kennedy, The Institute of Politics' mission is to unite and engage students, particularly undergraduates, with academics, politicians, activists, and policymakers on a non-partisan basis and to stimulate and nurture their interest in public service and leadership. The Institute strives to promote greater understanding and cooperation between the academic world and the world of politics and public affairs. Led by a Director, Senior Advisory Board, Student Advisory Committee, and staff, the Institute provides wide-ranging opportunities for both Harvard students and the general public. The John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum is one of the world's premier arenas for political speech, discussion and debate. Located at the heart of the John F. Kennedy School of Government, the Forum regularly hosts heads of state; leaders in politics, government, business, labor, and the media; academics; community organizers; and artists. In addition to speeches, debates, and panel discussions on pressing issues, the Forum has sponsored television and radio programs, film screenings, and theatrical productions. Since its founding in 1978, the Forum has hosted more than one-thousand events, seen by live audiences totaling more than 650,000 people and millions more via cable television, teleconferencing, and the Internet.
  • Established in 1974 as the state-based affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), Mass Humanities is a programming and grant making organization that receives support from the NEH and the Massachusetts Cultural Council, as well as from private sources. Mass Humanities regularly identifies areas of special interest or concern and develops initiatives aimed at increasing program activity in those areas. Our current thematic initiative, "Liberty and Justice for All," invites proposals for public programs that explore the interplay of these two fundamental principles of American political life. "Liberty" and "justice" may seem to be well understood philosophical touchstones of our democracy, but they yield, when examined further, significant controversy and opportunity for reflection. Mass Humanities supports programs that use history, literature, philosophy, and the other humanities disciplines to enhance and improve civic life throughout the Commonwealth, and gives highest priority to projects that apply the humanities to current issues, deepening public understanding of these issues and thereby enhancing civic life.
  • The mission of New England Conservatory is the education and training of musicians of all ages from around the world, drawing on the talents of an accomplished faculty, and nurturing individual excellence in a challenging and supportive community dedicated to the highest standards of performance, teaching, and scholarship. In so doing, NEC aspires to ensure that music has a central place in public life and that the broader value of a rigorous musical education is recognized. New England Conservatory has a strong commitment to bringing the arts to the Boston community. The Community Performances and Partnerships Program of New England Conservatory was created to link NEC undergraduate and graduate students with our community while also providing students with performance and teaching skills that are integral to a career in music in the 21st century, a central mission of the institution. Performances in this program are interactive and prepare students to be able to communicate effectively with audiences of all ages. Our community partners represent a broad spectrum of organizations, from schools and day care centers to hospitals and homeless shelters, and our partnership performances take place in locations throughout Boston and the New England region.
  • Boston University is one of the leading private research and teaching institutions in the world today, with two primary campuses in the heart of Boston and programs around the world. Celebrating our legacy Boston University was chartered in 1869 by Lee Claflin, Jacob Sleeper, and Isaac Rich, three successful Methodist businessmen whose abolitionist ideals led them to envision and create a university that was inclusive, and engaged in service to and collaboration with the city of Boston. From the day of its opening, Boston University has admitted students of both sexes and every race and religion. More than any other institution in our society, the modern university exists to serve the future. Boston University does this by educating individuals for fulfilling, productive lives and by creating solutions to pressing or anticipated problems through research. As a major research university, Boston University is both a repository for accumulated knowledge and experience and a testing ground for critically examining received wisdom, where groundbreaking research is conducted in a wide variety of fields and across disciplines. Taught by inspired, committed, and creative faculty, our programs combine the enduring value of a liberal arts education with the skills and experience offered by professional schools, to ensure that our students are engaged, adaptable, and equipped for successful careers and fulfilling lives.
  • Located in the heart of Boston, Simmons College encompasses the many benefits of a small university in the nation's best "college town." For more than a century, Simmons has offered a pioneering liberal arts education for undergraduates integrated with professional work experience. Today, we also offer renowned coeducational graduate programs in health studies, education, liberal arts, communications management, social work, and library and information science. Our MBA program is designed specifically for women. At Simmons, we honor an educational contract to place students first. Our hands-on curriculum integrates intellectual leadership, career preparation, and community orientation, because all three approaches are necessary for success. We are proud of our welcoming, collaborative community that encourages dialogue, action, and respect; and that makes the Simmons experience as thoughtful as it is thought provoking.
  • Rogerson House sets the standard for assisted living residences and day programs for people with memory loss. Graciously situated on three acres of grounds in Boston's scenic Emerald Necklace and just minutes from Boston's teaching hospitals, the non-profit offers a continuum of care and programs for older adults which includes fitness programs, pastoral care and music therapy. Specially trained staff members help residents and day program participants become involved in activities that maximize their abilities and promote a sense of accomplishment and self worth. The building design takes advantage of the most recent research that shows how physical surroundings such as light, layout, and color can positively affect the lives of people with memory loss. Rogerson House is more than a safe, comfortable environment. It is a positive choice that provides a healthy community for people with memory loss and their families.
  • Suffolk University is a private, comprehensive, urban university located on historic Beacon Hill in Boston, with three other Massachusetts locations and international campuses in Madrid, Spain, and Dakar, Senegal. Suffolk University's mission is to provide quality education at a reasonable cost for students of all ages and backgrounds with strong emphasis on diversity. The University is committed to educating students to become lifelong learners, as well as professionals who lead and serve the communities in which they live and work. Suffolk University is a teaching University, where research and scholarship are interrelated with the unique character of each academic discipline. It does so by means of courses that provide theoretical, experiential, and practical dimensions. The University seeks to prepare students to live in a diverse, global society, appreciating the richness of various cultures. The University supports and encourages diversity in a challenging, supportive environment for motivated and capable students from various backgrounds and cultures.
  • The origins of Harvard Divinity School and the study of theology at Harvard can be traced back to the very beginning of Harvard College. From 1636, when it was established by vote of the General Court of Massachusetts Bay Colony, Harvard has had a commitment to educating religious leaders. Because of this desire of the founders to perpetuate a learned ministry, theology continued to hold a position of importance as Harvard grew. For example, the first professorship in the College and the oldest in the country was the Hollis Professorship of Divinity, endowed in 1721. In 1811, the first graduate program for ministerial candidates was organized. In 1816, the Divinity School itself was established, the first non-sectarian theological school in the country, to ensure that "every encouragement be given to the serious, impartial, and unbiased investigation of Christian truth." Today the concerns of the founders of Harvard remain at the center of the School. Its purpose is to educate women and men for service as leaders in religious life and thought, as ministers and teachers, and in other professions enriched by theological study. The setting is an academic community characterized by continuing commitment to serious and impartial investigation of truth. Here, students and faculty representing over 55 denominations and strikingly diverse ethnic, cultural, and religious backgrounds engage in rigorous historical and comparative study of Christian traditions in the context of other world religions and value systems.
  • Founded in 1980 by a group of dedicated performers and instrument makers interested in promoting historical performance in the United States, the Boston Early Music Festival (BEMF) is now universally recognized as a leader in the field of early music. Through a wide array of acclaimed performances, exciting and educational events, and Grammy-nominated opera recordings, BEMF has earned its place as North America’s premier presenting organization for conservators and performers of music of the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical periods and has secured Boston’s reputation as “America’s early music capital” (The Boston Globe).
  • The Passim Folk Music and Cultural Center is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to the cultivation and preservation of folk music. Through its diverse programming (Club Passim, the Passim School of Music, the Passim Archives, and Culture for Kids,) Passim Center reaches out to people of all ages, backgrounds, and communities. For more than 50 years, in the heart of Harvard Square, Passim Center has been a cornerstone of the arts community of New England, fostering both performers and audiences alike.