In the Community

Whether helping to provide needed resources, offering expertise, or through volunteerism, Harvard Business School and its students, staff, faculty, and alumni are enthusiastic contributors to the community.

Education & Entrepreneurship Support

introductory business education scholarships to local students through HBS Online programs
in ExEd Scholarships for staff from local organizations
in funding for the Summer Fellows program, supporting 194 local partners
virtual special events and panel discussions open to the public

Harvard Innovation Labs

The Harvard Innovation Labs host several talks each year that are open to the local community.

In addition to these events, the Labs provide in-kind support for local entrepreneurship, health and life sciences, and offer a variety of partner programming and mentorships.

MBA Talent for Local Organizations

The School provides local non-profits and startups with affordable access to MBA talent through funding and connections to student and alumni pro bono consulting.

projects with local non-profits, delivering approximately 12,000 hours in Pro Bono consulting through the HBS Association of Boston Community Action Partners (CAP)
MBA students in the Consulting for Impact Club engaged with 4 local organizations
in funding for HBS Leadership Fellows for full-time roles in organizations
in funding for the Summer Fellows program, supporting 194 local partners
students engaged with local partners, delivering over 1,400 hours of consulting as part of MBA FIELD courses

Leadership Fellows: Local Partners

  • City of Boston Mayor’s Office

  • Boston Ballet

  • Boston Planning and Development Agency

  • Boston Medical Center Health System

  • MassHealth

  • MBTA

  • Social Finance

MBA FIELD Course: Arts & Cultural Entrepreneurship (partial)

  • Boston Ballet

  • Boston Symphony Orchestra

  • Celebrity Series of Boston

  • Handel and Haydn Society

  • Silkroad

MBA FIELD Course: HBS Impact Investment Fund

  • Hillside Harvest

  • Neurologic Optimal Wellness Physical Therapy

  • Southwick Social Ventures

  • Sweet Teez Bakery

MBA FIELD Course: Scaling Minority Businesses (partial)

  • Maven Construction


  • Proverb

  • RISE Together

  • Southwick Social Ventures

Career Development Support

The School provides local youth guidance and mentorship, supports Y Youth Achievers, and provides collaborative youth programming with the Harvard Ed Portal.

funding for Year Up for paid internship with mentorship programs
Year Up interns

Youth Programs Sponsorship

  • Oak Square YMCA Achievers program

  • West End House Boys & Girls Club

Boards, Donations & In-Kind Support

In addition to donations and a variety of in-kind support, such as maintaining the grounds at Honan Library and providing neighborhood snow removal, many of our staff contribute to the community through their efforts on advisory boards at local organizations.

total donations and in-kind support to Greater Boston organizations

Local Organizations Supported (partial)

  • Allston Brighton Community Development Corporation

  • Allston Brighton PAUSES

  • Charles River Conservancy

  • Cradles to Crayons

  • Gardner Pilot Academy

  • Honan-Allston Library

  • Jackson Mann Community Center

  • New England Center for Homeless Veterans

  • Oak Square YMCA

  • West End House Boys & Girls Club

  • Year Up