Wheelock's Culture of Community Service
Service is woven into Wheelock’s institutional and educational fabric and is strongly supported by faculty, administration, trustees, and students. Historic contributions have included foundational work for Head Start in the 1960s and 35+ years of leadership through the Wheelock Family Theatre to make theater accessible to underserved populations.
WHEELOCK LIVES ITS MISSION
Many students choose Wheelock because of its mission to improve the lives of children and families. Wheelock has 280 partnerships with Boston-area schools, social service agencies and hospitals through course work, co-curricular clubs and residence activities, practica, and fieldwork; more than 85 percent of our undergraduates annually engage in one or more of these partnerships.
Additionally, many students choose to travel nationally or abroad to serve. Students are provided with opportunities to participate in service learning programs from the first semester at Wheelock, and 100 percent of the student clubs on campus and our athletics teams participate in or initiate community service programs. For alumni, service and civic engagement remain a priority throughout their lives.