Harvard Ed Portal

Harvard Ed Portal The Harvard Ed Portal is a vibrant space that fosters learning and exploration for Allston-Brighton residents of all ages. Located at the crossroads of the North Allston-Brighton neighborhood and Harvard’s campus, the Ed Portal serves as a physical place for members of the Allston-Brighton and Harvard communities to come together to share ideas and learn from one another.

The Ed Portal fosters innovative ways of learning and provides programming in creative and performing arts; science and technology; wellness and recreation; and economic, workforce, and professional development for learners of all ages.

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Join the Harvard Ed Portal's FREE workshop on September 27 to explore how movement, breath, and meditation can combat th...
09/22/2021
Monday Job Seekers Connection: Yoga for Burnout

Join the Harvard Ed Portal's FREE workshop on September 27 to explore how movement, breath, and meditation can combat the burnout of networking & interviews. Facilitator Taryn Burns will help you reset to show up for your next meeting at your highest potential! RSVP today.

Join other job seekers each week for mutual support, encouragement, inspiration, and empowerment in your job search. Job Seekers Connection energizes and motivates participants by

Find a job that fits your personality, interests, and skills by taking the Harvard Ed Portal's FREE 4-part workshop! You...
09/21/2021
Test Your Career Path: Using Assessments for Future Direction (Registration Deadline)

Find a job that fits your personality, interests, and skills by taking the Harvard Ed Portal's FREE 4-part workshop! You'll be given three of the most popular career assessment tests and then discuss the outcomes with a career coach. Don't miss out—sign up by October 5!

Can’t decide on your career direction? Not sure what occupations might fit your personality, interests, and skills? Considering changing careers? This free 4-part workshop can provide you with

Public art can make a community more vibrant and welcoming, but can also provoke debate about our shared cultural experi...
09/20/2021
Monuments Reimagined: Public Art in Our Communities

Public art can make a community more vibrant and welcoming, but can also provoke debate about our shared cultural experience. On October 5 at 4pm, join policymakers, urban designers, and artists in Boston and Cambridge for a discussion about the future of public art!

Join policy makers, urban designers, and artists in Boston and Cambridge for a discussion about the future of public art!

Allston-Brighton adults and their children can team up and learn together at the Harvard Ed Portal this Fall! Choose fro...
09/19/2021
Families and Children: Team Up and Learn Together

Allston-Brighton adults and their children can team up and learn together at the Harvard Ed Portal this Fall! Choose from six workshops to explore new skills, stretch your brains, and talk about self-care in a fun and engaging virtual learning environment. RSVP for free!

Team up to explore new skills while we stretch our brains and talk about self-care in a fun and engaging virtual learning environment.

Can’t decide on your career path? Not sure what jobs fit your personality, interests, and skills? Get guidance with the ...
09/18/2021
Test Your Career Path: Using Assessments for Future Direction (Registration Deadline)

Can’t decide on your career path? Not sure what jobs fit your personality, interests, and skills? Get guidance with the Harvard Ed Portal's free 4-part workshop! You'll take three of the most popular career assessments and discuss the outcomes with a career coach. RSVP by October 5!

Can’t decide on your career direction? Not sure what occupations might fit your personality, interests, and skills? Considering changing careers? This free 4-part workshop can provide you with

Today is the final day to submit applications for the Harvard Ed Portal's Fall 2021 Youth Programs! Allston-Brighton stu...
09/17/2021
Fall 2021 Hybrid Youth Programming

Today is the final day to submit applications for the Harvard Ed Portal's Fall 2021 Youth Programs! Allston-Brighton students can enjoy mentoring, clubs, academic support, American Repertory Theater scholarships, and more with their peers. Apply by 5:00pm!

Allston-Brighton residents and students who attend the Gardner Pilot Academy, regardless of where they live, can participate in the Ed Portal’s hybrid Fall 2021 youth mentoring and enrichment club…

Help make a community video mural at the Harvard Ed Portal! Record video or audio of everyday sights & sounds around All...
09/16/2021
Call for Submissions – FREQUENCIES: The Sights and Sounds of Allston-Brighton

Help make a community video mural at the Harvard Ed Portal! Record video or audio of everyday sights & sounds around Allston-Brighton (here's some inspiration: a dog barking, the bus pulling up to your stop, your friend beatboxing, or even birds chirping on your favorite street). Submit your recording by September 20!

What's the frequency of your city? What's your daily rhythm? Are we all on the same wavelength, living in sync in the neighborhoods we call home?

Folks who come to Monday Job Seekers Connection have amazing knowledge and experience just waiting to be shared! On Sept...
09/15/2021
Monday Job Seekers Connection: The Power of Group Think

Folks who come to Monday Job Seekers Connection have amazing knowledge and experience just waiting to be shared! On September 20, come with a question that needs new ideas and join an open Q&A with fellow participants. RSVP for free!

Join other job seekers each week for mutual support, encouragement, inspiration, and empowerment in your job search.

Quiet your mind, have more energy, and relax with yoga! Join us in-person outdoors this Thursday, September 16 for flow,...
09/14/2021
Autumn Yoga (September 16)

Quiet your mind, have more energy, and relax with yoga! Join us in-person outdoors this Thursday, September 16 for flow, stretches, and breathing for all experience levels. RSVP for free!

Quiet your mind, have more energy, and relax with yoga! Each class will have flow, stretches, and breathing to help you relax and focus. We can modify every pose for students of all levels so you get…

This is the final week for Allston-Brighton students entering Pre-K–Grade 8 to apply for the Ed Portal's fall youth prog...
09/13/2021
Mentoring & Clubs

This is the final week for Allston-Brighton students entering Pre-K–Grade 8 to apply for the Ed Portal's fall youth programs! Mentoring, hands-on activities, games, and more will take place in-person outdoors & will transition to Zoom when weather conditions aren't ideal for outdoor learning. Note the American Repertory Theater programs are fully in-person. Apply by September 17!

Allston-Brighton residents and students who attend the Gardner Pilot Academy, regardless of where they live, can participate in the Ed Portal’s hybrid Fall 2021 youth mentoring and enrichment club…

Ready for art IRL? Hang out with local artists Allison Tanenhaus and Maria Finkelmeier TOMORROW at 4:30pm outside the Ha...
09/13/2021
Sights + Sounds of Allston-Brighton: Community Workshop

Ready for art IRL? Hang out with local artists Allison Tanenhaus and Maria Finkelmeier TOMORROW at 4:30pm outside the Harvard Ed Portal and record media for a community video mural! Register for free today!

Join artists Allison Tanenhaus and Maria Finkelmeier at the Harvard Ed Portal to participate in the public art project FREQUENCIES: Allston-Brighton!

Don't miss out on the Harvard Ed Portal's hybrid youth programming for Allston-Brighton students entering Pre-K–Grade 8!...
09/12/2021
Mentoring & Clubs

Don't miss out on the Harvard Ed Portal's hybrid youth programming for Allston-Brighton students entering Pre-K–Grade 8! This fall, sign up for one-on-one mentoring with a Harvard undergrad, hands-on activities and games with fellow students, academic support & tutoring, American Repertory Theater scholarships, and more! Apply by September 17.

Allston-Brighton residents and students who attend the Gardner Pilot Academy, regardless of where they live, can participate in the Ed Portal’s hybrid Fall 2021 youth mentoring and enrichment club…

TODAY is the final day to apply to be a vendor at the virtual Allston-Brighton Winter Market! Whether you sell handcraft...
09/10/2021
Winter Market

TODAY is the final day to apply to be a vendor at the virtual Allston-Brighton Winter Market! Whether you sell handcrafted goods or custom art-based services, apply now to be featured in this year's market!

The fourth annual Allston-Brighton Winter Market is being held virtually this year. Celebrate local creative entrepreneurship by browsing fine art, artisanal goods, unique services, one-of-a-kind…

Not sure what to record to submit for the upcoming FREQUENCIES art installation at the Harvard Ed Portal? Join us outsid...
09/09/2021
Sights + Sounds of Allston-Brighton: Community Workshop

Not sure what to record to submit for the upcoming FREQUENCIES art installation at the Harvard Ed Portal? Join us outside on September 14 to meet the artists and take walk around the neighborhood to find inspiration. RSVP for free!

Join artists Allison Tanenhaus and Maria Finkelmeier at the Harvard Ed Portal to participate in the public art project FREQUENCIES: Allston-Brighton!

Career transitions can be difficult to navigate, especially during these uncertain times. Join the Harvard Ed Portal's v...
09/08/2021
Monday Job Seekers Connection: Career Transition

Career transitions can be difficult to navigate, especially during these uncertain times. Join the Harvard Ed Portal's virtual Monday Job Seekers Connection workshop on September 13 to discuss strategies and find mutual support. RSVP for free!

Join other job seekers each week for mutual support, encouragement, inspiration, and empowerment in your job search. Job Seekers Connection energizes and motivates participants by

There are 4 days left to apply to be a vendor at this year's virtual Allston-Brighton Winter Market! Don't miss out sell...
09/07/2021
Winter Market

There are 4 days left to apply to be a vendor at this year's virtual Allston-Brighton Winter Market! Don't miss out selling your handcrafted goods & custom services online to a local & global audience. Apply by September 10!

The fourth annual Allston-Brighton Winter Market is being held virtually this year. Celebrate local creative entrepreneurship by browsing fine art, artisanal goods, unique services, one-of-a-kind…

Do you know an Allston-Brighton student who loves to perform? Scholarships are available for students aged 3–16 to join ...
09/06/2021
Mentoring & Clubs

Do you know an Allston-Brighton student who loves to perform? Scholarships are available for students aged 3–16 to join American Repertory Theater this fall to learn about theater, writing, teamwork, and more! Apply for free by September 17.

Allston-Brighton residents and students who attend the Gardner Pilot Academy, regardless of where they live, can participate in the Ed Portal’s hybrid Fall 2021 youth mentoring and enrichment club…

In the middle of summer vacation, Allston-Brighton students excitedly hopped onto Zoom ready to explore topics from biod...
09/05/2021
The exploration never stops

In the middle of summer vacation, Allston-Brighton students excitedly hopped onto Zoom ready to explore topics from biodiversity and the seasons through art, to theatre and acting with the Harvard Ed Portal's Summer Explorations program.

Online Ed Portal programs allow kids to learn and explore even during a pandemic

The Harvard Ed Portal is offering two scholarships for Allston-Brighton teens ages 14-16 to join American Repertory Thea...
09/04/2021

The Harvard Ed Portal is offering two scholarships for Allston-Brighton teens ages 14-16 to join American Repertory Theater's in-person teen program this fall! Explore ensemble-building, teamwork, and writing while building performing skills 🎭 Apply for free by September 17: https://hrvd.me/teencompany-0917

The Harvard Ed Portal is offering two scholarships for Allston-Brighton teens ages 14-16 to join American Repertory Theater's in-person teen program this fall! Explore ensemble-building, teamwork, and writing while building performing skills 🎭 Apply for free by September 17: https://hrvd.me/teencompany-0917

Come catch a groove with the BeanTown Lockers on September 8 at the Brighton Farmers Market! Audience members will get a...
09/03/2021

Come catch a groove with the BeanTown Lockers on September 8 at the Brighton Farmers Market! Audience members will get a chance to learn the funky dance style of "locking" and get down to the beat.

Free and open to all, presented by the Harvard Ed Portal and Brighton Main Streets. https://hrvd.me/concerts-in-the-common

Come catch a groove with the BeanTown Lockers on September 8 at the Brighton Farmers Market! Audience members will get a chance to learn the funky dance style of "locking" and get down to the beat.

Free and open to all, presented by the Harvard Ed Portal and Brighton Main Streets. https://hrvd.me/concerts-in-the-common

Sell your handcrafted goods & custom arts-based services at the Harvard Ed Portal's virtual Allston-Brighton Winter Mark...
09/02/2021
Winter Market

Sell your handcrafted goods & custom arts-based services at the Harvard Ed Portal's virtual Allston-Brighton Winter Market! Don't miss out—last year's market attracted over 20k+ views 🎨🎁 👀 Apply to be a vendor by September 10.

The fourth annual Allston-Brighton Winter Market is being held virtually this year. Celebrate local creative entrepreneurship by browsing fine art, artisanal goods, unique services, one-of-a-kind commissions, and handcrafted gifts. 100% of the proceeds from all sales go directly to the vendors.

Join the Ed Portal for a 4-part workshop to learn how to create a business plan that sells your idea and helps you make ...
09/01/2021
Business Plan Development for Small Businesses & Nonprofits

Join the Ed Portal for a 4-part workshop to learn how to create a business plan that sells your idea and helps you make strategic decisions. Plus, Allston-Brighton & Cambridge small businesses are eligible for one-on-one business coaching! RSVP by September 7.

During this challenging time of rebuilding, pivoting, or starting your business, the Harvard Ed Portal is pleased to offer Allston-Brighton and Cambridge business owners, entrepreneurs, and nonprofits

Join the Harvard Ed Portal IN-PERSON, outside on September 14 to meet the artists behind the upcoming audio/visual art i...
08/31/2021
Sights + Sounds of Allston-Brighton: Community Workshop

Join the Harvard Ed Portal IN-PERSON, outside on September 14 to meet the artists behind the upcoming audio/visual art installation, "Frequencies." Workshop participants will be led around nearby areas to find inspiration to record their own sights & sounds that they can submit to be featured in the project. RSVP for free today!

Join artists Allison Tanenhaus and Maria Finkelmeier at the Harvard Ed Portal to participate in the public art project FREQUENCIES: Allston-Brighton!

Youth programming & mentoring is back at the Harvard Ed Portal! Allston-Brighton students entering Pre-K–Grade 8 can app...
08/30/2021
Fall 2021 Hybrid Youth Programming

Youth programming & mentoring is back at the Harvard Ed Portal! Allston-Brighton students entering Pre-K–Grade 8 can apply by September 17 for free, hybrid outdoor activities this fall. Sign up for clubs, academic support, American Repertory Theater scholarships, and much more!

Allston-Brighton residents and students who attend the Gardner Pilot Academy, regardless of where they live, can participate in the Ed Portal’s hybrid Fall 2021 youth mentoring and enrichment club…

2020 brought a new experience to the annual Allston-Brighton Winter Market, but it remained a resounding success for our...
08/27/2021
Call for Vendors!

2020 brought a new experience to the annual Allston-Brighton Winter Market, but it remained a resounding success for our vendors & community. Are you an artist, crafter, or maker who wants to participate this year? Apply by the priority deadline, August 31, or by the final deadline on September 10!

The fifth annual Allston-Brighton Winter Market is being held virtually this year. Celebrate local creative entrepreneurship by browsing fine art, artisanal goods, unique services, one-of-a-kind…

Spotted at the Harvard Ed Portal! Get your art prints from the newspaper bin outside our building for only 25 cents, cou...
08/26/2021

Spotted at the Harvard Ed Portal! Get your art prints from the newspaper bin outside our building for only 25 cents, courtesy of Zone 3's Art in Print Volume 9! (Collect the whole series all along Western Ave.!)

https://hrvd.me/artinprint-9

TODAY at 4:30pm! Visit the Brighton Farmers Market not only for local goods, but a free concert by cuatro player Fabiola...
08/25/2021

TODAY at 4:30pm! Visit the Brighton Farmers Market not only for local goods, but a free concert by cuatro player Fabiola Mendez!

Get more info and see the full line-up of free Concerts in the Common performances through October: https://hrvd.me/concerts-in-the-common

TODAY at 4:30pm! Visit the Brighton Farmers Market not only for local goods, but a free concert by cuatro player Fabiola Mendez!

Get more info and see the full line-up of free Concerts in the Common performances through October: https://hrvd.me/concerts-in-the-common

Need guidance with your job search, resume, or interviewing skills? The Harvard Ed Portal can help! Free individual cons...
08/24/2021
Job Search and Career Planning Coaching

Need guidance with your job search, resume, or interviewing skills? The Harvard Ed Portal can help! Free individual consultations are now available with professional career coaching in English & Spanish. Sign up today and one of our coaches will contact you directly to set up an appointment that fits your busy schedule.

For Allston-Brighton and Cambridge residents.

Do you need assistance with your job search, resume, or interviewing skills? The Harvard Ed Portal now provides free individual consultations with professional career coaches

Do you need assistance with your job search, resume, or interviewing skills? The Harvard Ed Portal now provides free ind...
08/20/2021
Job Search and Career Planning Coaching

Do you need assistance with your job search, resume, or interviewing skills? The Harvard Ed Portal now provides free individual consultations with professional career coaches in English and Spanish! For Allston-Brighton and Cambridge residents only. Register today!

Do you need assistance with your job search, resume, or interviewing skills? The Harvard Ed Portal now provides free individual consultations with professional career coaches

What's better than a summer concert? A concert hosted at a farmer's market! Join the Harvard Ed Portal and Brighton Main...
08/19/2021

What's better than a summer concert? A concert hosted at a farmer's market! Join the Harvard Ed Portal and Brighton Main Streets on August 24 at 4:30pm for the next free performance by cuatro player Fabiola Mendez. Dance, sing along, buy fresh produce and more from local vendors, and celebrate the season! https://hrvd.me/concerts-in-the-common

What's better than a summer concert? A concert hosted at a farmer's market! Join the Harvard Ed Portal and Brighton Main Streets on August 24 at 4:30pm for the next free performance by cuatro player Fabiola Mendez. Dance, sing along, buy fresh produce and more from local vendors, and celebrate the season! https://hrvd.me/concerts-in-the-common

Need help filling out the virtual Allston-Brighton Winter Market vendor application or have questions about the market a...
08/18/2021
Vendor Information Session: Allston-Brighton Winter Market

Need help filling out the virtual Allston-Brighton Winter Market vendor application or have questions about the market and its process? Join a free information session on August 24 at 12pm or 6pm—no registration required!

Looking for more information about becoming a vendor at this year's virtual Allston-Brighton Winter Market or have questions about applying?

Want to help create a representation of the many sights & sounds of the Allston-Brighton neighborhood? As part of the up...
08/17/2021
Call for Submissions: FREQUENCIES: The Sights and Sounds of Allston-Brighton

Want to help create a representation of the many sights & sounds of the Allston-Brighton neighborhood? As part of the upcoming digital art installation FREQUENCIES, you can submit a photo, recording, or video of everyday moments that make Allston-Brighton special to you. If selected, they'll be remixed into an audio/video public art installation for all to enjoy!

What's the frequency of your city? What's your daily rhythm? Are we all on the same wavelength, living in sync in the neighborhoods we call home?

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Thursday 10am - 7pm
Friday 10am - 5pm

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Thanks to your generous Allston-Brighton Emergency Response Grant, we are able to provide food to all who are in need during this difficult time.
Really looking forward to Professor Ed Glaeser's discussion and follow-up Q&A session about Boston as a 21st century city tonight at 6:30pm EDT.
जब हम fAcEebOoK पर आते हैतो छोरेकहने लगते हैनही करना हमें कोई कामOnLiNe आ गई मेरी जान