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Office of Strategic Partnerships and Programs

Contact the Office of Strategic Partnerships

Julie Bolduc DeFilippo, MSW
Senior Director

Office of Government & External Affairs and Community Outreach

The Office of Strategic Partnerships and Programs forges external relationships that advance knowledge, practice and mission while addressing community priorities. The Office fulfills this responsibility by focusing on its mission, and goals.

Wheelock values partnerships and collaborations that positively impact the lives of children and families.

Early College and Career Access Programs
We believe that by creating a pipeline of early exposure, a strong college pathway can be laid to support the necessary awareness, inquiry and reflection needed to successfully prepare college-ready youth and families.

Current Offerings

Early CollegeEarly College and Career Access Tours and Activities
4th Grade - 10th Grade

Students have the opportunity to tour Wheelock's campus with one of our Early College Access Associates (ECAA). Our ECAAs are Wheelock students who explain where students like to eat, sleep and study. After the tour, your students will participate in an activity tailored to their needs. Activities include: College Experience Panels, Financial Aid and Admissions Discussions, a Mock Class, One Hen Workshop on Social Entrepreneurism, and more!

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stem campSTEM in the City Summer Camp
Rising 8th and 9th Graders

Each day of this fun and innovative camp combines STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) classroom lab activities with an excursion to a Greater Boston-area STEM company, organization, or field site. Campers are exposed to college life and academics through campus tours and discussions with college students, faculty, and staff. STEM in the City allows campers to explore a variety of subjects in a relaxed, fun, and creative setting that allows them to develop and strengthen their interest in STEM fields while building bonds with their peers.

Write Now @ Wheelock Summer CampWrite Now @ Wheelock Summer Camp
Rising 8th, 9th and 10th Graders

This creative writing camp combines writing workshops led by writing faculty at Wheelock College with field trips to literary sites in the city of Boston. Campers will engage with fiction, essays, poetry, and plays. They will create visual literary forms like collage, erasure, and graphic novels, as well as experiment with bookmaking and paper circuitry.


In Development

capCollege and Career Pathways on Wheels by Wheelock College
All Ages

The Truck will be designed and outfitted to be used year-round to travel throughout communities bringing critical early college access resources to those whose access has been limited.

College and Career Pathways on Wheels will travel to identified neighborhood sites including community centers, schools, museums, fairs, playgrounds, sporting events and out of school time programs; and offer a unique program to ensure the college and career conversation is active in all communities.

Activities will include but not be limited to:

  • The College Dialogue (Panels staffed by faculty, staff, and students)
  • Financial Literacy and Social Entrepreneurism workshops
  • One-on-One conversations with admissions and/or financial aid representatives
  • Mock college courses and conversations with faculty
  • Traveling STEM activities
  • Exposure to information on careers
  • Mobile MakerSpace

Thank you to our generous funders: The Sylvia Earl Innovation Award

Early College and Career Resources

The Office of Strategic Partnerships has begun to consolidate Early College and Career resources for students, parents and teachers. Please check back often as the list is continuously updated.

Elementary School resources
Middle School resources
High School resources

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