Interested in participating? Learn more about all of the public service programs we provide with alumni support and the programs that you can volunteer with.
Early College Awareness
The Early College Awareness (ECA) Program was established to provide Harvard Clubs, Shared Interest Groups (SIGs), reunion classes, and other alumni organizations with a comprehensive way to help increase college awareness and preparedness among middle school and high school students.
Focusing on schools and communities that are underserved, the ECA program provides hope to those who don’t think college is an option. Through inspiration, information, and guidance, alumni volunteers can help students and their families learn realistic approaches to higher education, find sources of support, and prepare.
Non Profit Recruitment and Engagement Fairs
To connect Harvard University alumni to local, national, and international non profit organizations, Harvard Clubs have started to hold recruitment fairs for their local alumni to meet and match up with local non profits. These fairs have generated high levels of satisfaction among alumni and participating organizations.
Harvard Prize Book
Prize books are presented annually in more than 1,900 high schools around the world to outstanding students in the next-to-graduating class who demonstrate excellence in scholarship and achievement in other nonacademic areas. The award is often given at the School’s graduating exercises, with appropriate remarks by a local alumnus/a.
Summer Community Service Fellowship
Harvard Clubs and SIGs have the option to provide a fellowship to a Harvard undergraduate. Working with a nonprofit host organization in their local community or area, student fellows gain relevant experience that will help them launch their careers after graduation.
Public Interested Conference
Founded in 2012, the annual Public Interested Conference provides opportunities for Harvard undergraduates to engage with and learn from alumni serving and interested in various public interest fields. Each year, alumni and student attendees hear from inspiring speakers, network, participate in engaging activities, and meet peers who share a passion for public service.
The conference is convened by the Phillips Brooks House Center for Public Service and Engaged Scholarship and collaboratively planned by the Center for Public Interest Careers, Harvard Alumni Association, Institute of Politics, Office of Career Services, Office of Sustainability, Phillips Brooks House Association, and Public Service Network.