Office of Strategic Partnerships

Contact the Office of Strategic Partnerships

Cara Dembkoski
Strategic Partnerships and Programs Coordinator
Office of Government & External Affairs, and Strategic Partnerships
617-879-1147
cdembkoski@wheelock.edu

The Office of Strategic Partnerships 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.

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

Programs
Pre-Collegiate Outreach
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. We do this in two ways through our Early College Access Program: Track 1 - Exposing elementary to high school aged youth to our campus; Track 2 - Offering a school-year long, on-campus early college curriculum to high school students.

  • Track 1 - Campus Tours and Student Discussion
    Students have the opportunity to tour Wheelock's campus with one of Wheelock's Early College Associates (ECA). Our ECAs will tour where students like to eat, sleep and study. After the tour, the ECAs will participate in a discussion with students sharing their college preparation experiences and what they have learned since being on-campus.
    The Campus Tour and Student Discussion is 2-hours long and offered in May and June to students in grades 4th-12th.
  • Track 2 - Early College Learning Experience
    Students participate in an in-depth pre-collegiate learning experience designed to teach them about college access, financial literacy, study and time-management skills, being their own advocate and more! This three part series culminates in an on-campus celebration for students, their teachers and families.
    The Early College Learning Experience sessions are about 2 hours long and offered October through April to students in grades 8th-10th.

Pre-Collegiate Resources
The Office of Strategic Partnerships has begun to consolidate pre-collegiate 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

The Wheelock Mattahunt Community Partnership
The
Wheelock Mattahunt Community Partnership is a vibrant and unique partnership between the City of Boston, the Mattapan community, and Wheelock College that is committed to bringing forth a quality, sustainable community center filled with programs and services designed to respond to the needs and assets of the people in Mattapan.

inspire a world of good

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