Urban Connections Grant Program

The Urban Connections Grant Program offers faculty from any campus and department the opportunity to develop a new connection to a local institution that enhances their curricular program and broadens the experiences of our students. BB&N has the good fortune to be in Cambridge, and this grant program allows BB&N faculty to tap the wealth of educational and cultural resources in the area. Funding for this program is made possible by generous donors.

The goal of the Urban Connections Grant program is to develop new ways to connect BB&N’s programs with the rich urban resources that surround the school in Cambridge, Boston, and the Greater Boston area. The primary responsibility of a grant recipient is to create a connection that will provide our students with the opportunity to experience local organizations, institutions, and locations as their “extended classroom.”

Recent and current Urban Connections Grant organizations, institutions and locations in Cambridge, Boston and the Greater Boston Area include:

African American Heritage Trail of Martha's Vineyard

Al Noor Academy
Arnold Arboretum
Boston University
Cambridge Arts Council, Public Art
Col. Thomas Wentworth Higginson House
Dr. Percy W. Bridgman’s House
Greater Boston Interfaith Organization
Hall's Pond Sanctuary
Hooper-Lee-Nichols House
National Register of Historical Places, Cambridge
Museum of Science
Natural History Museum at Harvard University
Plimoth Plantation
Wampanoag Tribe


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