A concert with Yo Yo Ma '75, a chat with Jeffrey Sachs '76, M.A. '78, Ph.D. '80, and the chance to bring the lessons of Harvard back to New York. These are the kinds of extraordinary opportunities the Foundation provides.
For many, attending Harvard is a dream. Even for those who are admitted to Harvard, it can still be a dream because of the financial costs associated. The Foundation has lightened that load for students for over 50 years. What is a Harvard education for a bright mind entering its prime? What of the resources that are available? The travel, the jobs, the training and the group of peers? One can only sum it up as an Extraordinary Opportunity. Learn about these extraordinary students when you Meet Our Scholars.
Mid-Career MPAs at the Kennedy School of Government
Going to school can be difficult. Leaving New York City mid-career to develop a stronger sense of public service takes incredible commitment. The Foundation-funded New York City Fire Fighters, Police, and Emergency Workers Public Service Fellowship, though, encourages a first responder from New York to do exactly that and then put the knowledge gained to work again for New York City. Read about those Extraordinary Opportunities when you Meet Our Graduate Fellows.
Changing Public Schools in the Bronx
Through a combination of on-site workshops and six expansive online courses, the WIDE World Program of the Harvard Graduate School of Education engaged 86 administrators and educators with important training to help them become more effective. The Foundation’s support brought this Extraordinary Opportunity to these schools and touched the lives of over 3,000 students through their teachers. You can read more about this program on the GSE’s site.
Extraordinary Education and Culture
The Foundation also creates Extraordinary Opportunities for members of the Harvard Club of New York, when it brings Professor Jeffrey Sachs ’76, M.A. ’78, Ph.D. ’80, Yo Yo Ma ’75, Professor Gerald Frug, NYC Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, Ambassador Nicholas Burns and many others to the Club to share their experiences, their perspectives and their art with the membership. To learn more about these Extraordinary Opportunities for Club members, please visit the Events page. If you are not a Club member and are eligible to join, you can find additional information and an application on the Club website or you can contact the Admissions Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (212) 827-1203.