Tisch College facilitates strong, meaningful, and sustainable relationships between Tufts and its host communities. We support and encourage students and faculty members to work with partner communities in addressing community-identified needs. These partnerships can take many forms, including academic research, curriculum development, forums and conferences, coursework, internships, volunteer work, and more. Our work includes:

  • Advancing research, education, and community service partnerships between organizations in Tufts’ host communities and Tufts students and faculty.
  • Developing resources for active citizenship at Tufts.
  • Operating the Carol R. Goldberg Civic Engagement Initiative in collaboration with The Boston Foundation, and supporting projects that address critical local public policy issues and capacity-building for host community organizations.

Tisch College also supports two specific initiatives aimed at improving educational equity and college access.

College Access Mentoring Initiative (CAMI)

College Access is a national movement to increase access to higher education, particularly among students from underrepresented backgrounds. Tisch College partners with youth-serving organizations on college access and success through campus tours and workshops among Tufts host communities. Through the program, high school students are exposed to college life and encouraged to begin the college application process. Learn more about CAMI and how to get involved here.

STEM Ambassadors

STEM Ambassadors are student representatives from Tufts University’s School of Arts and Sciences and School of Engineering who share their passion and excitement for the sciences and engineering with local middle and high school students, Tufts University prospective students, and the greater Tufts community including Medford, Somerville, and Boston. STEM Ambassadors share the opportunities for growth, knowledge, and worldly impact to a diverse population including girls, youth of color, and first-generation college-bound students in order to spark their individual curiosity.

You can find STEM Ambassadors at local schools giving presentations on engaging topics of their choice and conducting hands-on activities with the students and interacting with high school students visiting Tufts on College Access visits. Learn more about the STEM Ambassadors program and how to get involved here.