For more than a century, Wheelock College has educated and empowered people who enhance the lives of children and families around the globe. From Boston to far beyond, we have devoted the talents of our faculty, staff, students, and alumni to bring to life the College's mission to improve the lives of children and families.
As one of Boston's leading institutions preparing students for careers in education, social work, juvenile justice, and the field of child life, Wheelock is committed to both honoring Boston's history as an educational hub and to giving back to the community and the children and families that make up the fabric of our neighborhoods.
Though Wheelock has just 830 undergraduate and 330 graduate students and a full-time faculty of 90, our impact on students, education quality and systems, and child/family well-being far outstrips our physical size. Wheelock has more than 280 community partnerships with Boston-area schools, social service agencies, and hospitals that bring over 800 Wheelock students into the field for more than 35,000 hours of service each year. Since 2007, Wheelock has also brought more than 5,000 disadvantaged young people from Greater Boston to campus for activities focused on nonviolent mediation, leadership development, mentoring, academic support, and college planning.
The College supports a wide variety of initiatives that further our commitment to enacting positive change in our community. These range from an arts outreach program for high school students to an innovative partnership that is revitalizing a community center in one of Boston's most underserved neighborhoods to conferences and programs that help improve educational instruction to Youth Symposiums that gather hundreds of area middle and high school students for a dialogue about civic engagement, self respect, and other topics. Our partnerships with leaders and organizations in Greater Boston allow us to create change—on the individual, local, and systemic levels.