Building a better Boston — together

Our Community Partnerships are the cornerstone of the S/RC's programs and service initiatives. S/RC staff, along with Simmons faculty and student leaders, work closely with community partner staff and members to develop strong relationships that meet community need while providing meaningful experiences for Simmons students focusing on sustainability and impact. The S/RC has many community-based partners, many of which are located not far from our campus in the Fenway, Mission Hill, Jamaica Plain, and Roxbury neighborhoods.

These organizations partner with the S/RC in one or more of the following areas on both the undergraduate and graduate level:

  • Service-Learning Courses
  • Federal Work Study Programs
  • Community Service Programs
  • Volunteer opportunities

The opportunities are many and growing: our anchor partners may hold summer programs on campus, serve as guest speakers, apply for grants together, use campus space for meetings and events, and participate in innovative professional development, scholarship, and fellowship programming.

Areas of Focus:

S/RC partnerships are built on reciprocity and address a wide and diverse range of areas including:

  • Tutoring and mentoring youth
  • Health
  • Hunger and homelessness
  • Empowerment and development of girls and women
  • The elderly
  • The LGBTQ community
  • Individuals with disabilities

More than 250 members of the Simmons community participate in the literacy and mentoring program Promising Pals at the James P. Timilty Middle School in Roxbury


Below is a list of Community and Institutional Partners that students have worked with through service-learning courses or volunteer opportunities at Simmons. For more information on an organization, click the link to their website or contact us at (617) 521-2700.

Community Partners

Institutional Partners