Since graduating from Emmanuel College in 2016, Atka Bol has not only flourished in her commitment to service, she has let it take her across the world.
Through Emmanuel’s partnership with ABCD Parker Hill/Fenway, local youth gain meaningful summer work experience through ABCD’s SummerWorks program.
Emmanuel College supports the ABCD Parker Hill/Fenway Neighborhood Service Center in its SummerWorks Program. The program provides low-income local youth, ages 14-21, with meaningful summer jobs, education, and counseling and leadership training. Each year, Emmanuel sponsors the placement of several youth at participating worksites, creating a strong partnership between young residents of the neighborhood and the surrounding institutions.
Action for Boston Community Development, Inc. (ABCD), the largest anti-poverty agency in New England, offers basic services and innovative programs to provide residents with opportunities that can empower them to become self-reliant and make better decisions for themselves, their families and their communities.
The ABCD Parker Hill/Fenway Neighborhood Service Center (PHF) is ABCD's neighborhood base serving the Mission Hill, Fenway and Lower Roxbury communities. This center serves more than 2,600 clients a year through services and programs such as civics and ESOL classes, financial literacy and job readiness workshops for adults and teens, a senior center, food pantry, immigration and citizenship advocacy and more.