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Community Partnerships


Throughout its history, UCB has forged strong community partnerships that provide students with access to courses near their home or workplace, connect students to wraparound services, and supports students as they transition to college. Courses have been offered in multiple languages at partner sites throughout the greater Boston area.
 
During the 2019-2020 academic year, courses are being offered in Boston, Lawrence, Lynn, Peabody, Springfield, and Worcester in partnership with:
 

Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD): During the Fall 2019 semester, UCB is offering a Child Growth and Development course at UCB’s main campus for ABCD staff members as part of the ABCD-First Steps into Child Care Careers program.

The BASE: A non-profit located in Roxbury that combines academic, athletic, and life skills training, The BASE has been a partner of UCB since 2016. This year, UCB is offering a total of eight college courses at The BASE. In order to facilitate enrollment and student success, UCB academic affairs, advising, financial aid, enrollment, and student support staff work with students on-site at The BASE to provide services and answer any questions students may have.

Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC): As part of its long-standing partnership with BCNC, UCB is offering a series of courses in Mandarin at its main campus for a cohort of early childhood educators affiliated with BCNC.

Child Development and Education, Inc. (CDEDU): Through a contract with CDEDU, UCB is offering ECE131 (Child Health Care, Safety, and Nutrition) for early childhood educators in Springfield.


Children’s Services of Roxbury: Through a grant agreement, UCB is offering a series of three courses – including social/emotional development, language & literacy, and curriculum planning during the 2019-2020 academic year.
 

Gandara Center: For several years, UCB has been running courses for students from Springfield, Holyoke, and other parts of Western Massachusetts at this West Springfield site.

 

Iglesia Casa de Adoración (House of Worship): UCB uses classroom space at this location in Peabody to offer courses for students living in Peabody, as well as Salem, Lynn, and other nearby cities and towns.

 

Lawrence Prospera, Inc. at the Maria del Pilar Quintana Center: UCB offers early childhood education courses at this site in Lawrence.

 

MLK Center: UCB offers courses for early childhood education students who live in Worcester and the surrounding central Massachusetts communities.


YMCA Training, Inc.: In partnership with YMCA Training, Inc., UCB is offering several courses – including Intro to Human Services, Case Management, and Counseling and Interviewing.

Youth Explorations: During the fall 2019 semester, UCB is offering a section of Child Growth and Development for those interested in the early childhood education field.

 

 
If you are a student interested in taking courses or are a local organization interested in exploring a partnership, please contact Allison Matthews, Dean of Enrollment, at allison.matthews@urbancollege.edu or 617-449-7041.
 
 
 
 
 

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