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Support Summer of HOPE 2021

Harvard Radcliffe Institute seeks student co-facilitators for Summer of HOPE 2021.

From July 12 to July 15, Harvard Radcliffe Institute will be hosting 20 Boston high school students as part of the Transition HOPE (High expectations, Opportunities, Pathways to success, and Encouragement) Summer Institute. Harvard Radcliffe Institute, in partnership with the City of Boston’s Mayor’s Office and the Juvenile Alternative Resolution (JAR) Program of the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, will offer a trauma-informed curriculum focused on issues of social justice, social movements, public speaking, and storytelling techniques. The week-long workshop will be centered around a guiding question: How are our stories connected to justice?

Harvard undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to apply to facilitate the 2021 Summer of HOPE program. The program will take place in-person on Radcliffe’s campus. Students will work with a team of Radcliffe staff and fellow Harvard students to finalize the week-long curriculum, co-create evaluations, design and implement course sessions during the week of July 12–15, and reflect with the teaching team after the week’s session. We will be hiring up to four students to support this work.

Note: This is an in-person program on Radcliffe's campus in Cambridge, MA. All participants will be required to follow all applicable university, city, and state health and safety guidelines in place at the time.

  • Help finalize program curriculum
  • Design evaluation surveys for students and facilitators
  • Facilitate each session in-person on Radcliffe’s Cambridge campus  
  • Build relationships with students, co-facilitators, and Radcliffe staff
  • A current graduate or undergraduate student at Harvard University
  • Teaching/facilitation experience in traditional or non-traditional settings, i.e. K-12 classrooms or carceral spaces
  • Curriculum development experience
  • A passion for social justice
  • Willing to dedicate at least 35 hours to this initiative (5 hours during the week of July 6, 25 hours during the week of July 12, 5 hours during the week of July 19)
  • $15/hr for Harvard undergraduates
  • $20/hr for Harvard graduate students

If interested please email Abbie Cohen, community partnerships lead, at with your resume and a paragraph statement describing your interest by June 14, 2021.

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