Partner Universities

Step UP leverages the collective experience and expertise of five Boston-area universities -- Boston College, Boston University, Harvard University, Northeastern University, and Tufts University in outreach to public education. The universities work together in a coordinated fashion to provide a comprehensive set of learning support services to ten Boston Public Schools. Specifically, each university is paired with two Step Up schools and charged with developing a set of support mechanisms for students and teachers. Over the course of the five year initiative, the partner universities are investing $5 million in direct services to the schools and an additional $5 million in in-kind and other support services.

Boston College
Step UP schools:
William E. Russell Elementary School in Dorchester
John Wintrop Elementary School in Dorchester

Boston University
Step UP schools:
William Monroe Trotter Elementary School in Dorchester
English High School in Jamaica Plain

Harvard University
Step UP schools:
Louis Agassiz Elementary School in Jamaica Plain
Elihu Greenwood Elementary School in Hyde Park

Northeastern University
Step UP schools:
Curley K-8 School in Jamaica Plain
Orchard Gardens K-8 School in Roxbury

Tufts University
Step UP schools:
James J. Chittick Elementary School in Mattapan
John Marshall Elementary School in Dorchester