The Carolyn A. Lynch Institute

Established in 2002 by a generous founding grant from the Lynch Foundation, the Carolyn A. Lynch Institute provides a range of collaborative programs and services that enhance the professional development of urban teachers and enrich the education of PK-12 students in the city of Boston and other urban areas. The programming offered through the Lynch Institute has enabled Emmanuel College to positively impact the quality of education in urban schools, with particular emphasis on math, science and technology education.

Emmanuel College undergraduates have benefited from substantial scholarship support provided by the Lynch Institute. Lynch Scholarships are offered to mathematics and science majors and elementary education students strong in mathematics and science who are interested in urban teaching.

Additionally, thousands of educators and students from the city of Boston and other urban areas have benefited from the programs developed and supported by the Carolyn A. Lynch Institute.

Lynch Institute for Professional Development

Through the Lynch Institute for Professional Development, hundreds of urban teachers have participated in courses and workshops that focus on standards-based education in the critical areas of literacy and mathematics. Programming specifically addresses the need for professional development of primary-level teachers in assessing and intervening with young children at risk in mathematical development.

Fall 2019 Lynch Institute workshops for Teachers

The Carolyn A. Lynch Institute at Emmanuel College offers professional development courses for teachers*. The courses meet for three, four-hour sessions providing 18 Professional Development Points. All courses require a $40 registration fee payable to Emmanuel College. Course materials are provided through the Institute.   

Courses include:

  • Mental Health in Schools   
  • Weather and Climate Change For the 21st Century Classroom   
  • SEI/ELL: Using Sheltered English Instruction
  • Special Education: Teaching Students with Disabilities and Diverse Learning Styles
  • Genetically Modified Organisms  (GMOs)   
  • Poetry Matters       
  • Stepping in to the World of Google Tools
  • Science: Design Challenges for Elementary Teachers

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Dates:  Saturday: October 19, 26, and November 2 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
Location: Wilkens Science Center, Emmanuel College Campus 
*The workshops will run for a minimum of 10 participants and a max of 20.

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Registration Deadline - October 1, 2019                                                                  

Carolyn and Peter Lynch established The Lynch Foundation in order to spread the values that were instilled in them throughout their childhood. Both children of educators, they went to public schools and attended college on a scholarship. As they went on to have successful careers, they remembered the importance of education and the generosity of those who afforded them with an opportunity to receive one. As a result, they founded The Lynch Foundation in 1988.

The Lynch Foundation primarily supports four areas of giving: education, cultural and historic preservation, health care and wellness, and the religious and educational efforts of the Roman Catholic Church. The Lynch Foundation's relationship with its grantees is a partnership, with the foundation providing the resources and support needed to help its grantees succeed in the Greater Boston community.

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