Programs and Initiatives
Since its founding in 1888 by early childhood education pioneer Lucy Wheelock, Wheelock College has aspired to be at the forefront of higher education innovation. This mindset includes embracing new ideas, new technologies, and new collaborations and partnerships.
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Annual Community Dialogue on Early Education and Care: This annual event brings together federal, local, and state administrators with providers, policymakers, educators, and many others seeking to improve the quality and effectiveness of early childhood education.
Community Engagement: Service and civic engagement are woven into Wheelock's institutional and educational fabric and strongly supported by faculty, administration, trustees, and students.
Diversity and Inclusion: Wheelock promotes and supports diversity and inclusion among its faculty, staff, and students.
Innovation Agenda: Wheelock continuously invests in new technology, but our goal is to make innovation part of the very fabric of the College.
Mattahunt Community Center Partnership: The six-year partnership (2010-2016) between Wheelock, the City of Boston, and the Mattapan neighborhood was a model for sustainable collaboration and civic engagement.
Sustainability: Wheelock's commitment to sustainability includes "green" buildings and a focus on campus-wide recycling.
The Arts: Wheelock supports arts in the community with a variety of programs offered through our resident professional theatre companies—Wheelock Family Theatre and Theatre Espresso—as well as the Towne Art Gallery and Ubuntu Arts program.
Youth Symposium: Wheelock periodically convenes Youth Symposiums, bringing together several hundred middle and high school students from public, private, pilot, and charter schools in Boston, Brookline, and Cambridge for a high-energy, daylong discussion about leadership, mentoring, and self-respect.