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.
Emmanuel’s Office of Government and Community Relations represents the College on several community organizations and committees.
Colleges of the Fenway
Emmanuel is a founding member of the Colleges of the Fenway (COF), a collaborative effort of six neighboring Boston-based colleges in the Fenway area, including Emmanuel College, Massachusetts College of Art + Design, MCPHS University, Simmons College, Wentworth Institute of Technology and Wheelock College. Students are able to cross-register between institutions and participate in shared social events planned by the Colleges of the Fenway and various groups throughout the campus.
This collaboration was created to add value to student academic and social life while seeking innovative methods of investing in new services and reducing the costs of higher education through the sharing of resources. Collectively, the colleges represent more than 12,000 undergraduate students, comprising 16.2% of the total Boston population of undergraduates attending four-year colleges, more than 700 full-time faculty and 2,300 course offerings.
The Fenway Alliance
The Fenway Alliance-a consortium of 21 cultural and academic institutions-has been working in the community since 1977, along with local business partners and government agencies, to create a safe, welcoming and culturally and academically engaging community for residents, students and visitors. The Alliance's main goals work to serve the greater community by (1) developing cultural programming and greater access to Boston's arts and cultural community, through festivals, presentations and other programming; (2) by working to enhance street safety, streetscapes and parklands; and by (3) establishing the Fenway Cultural District initiative, by which the Fenway Alliance works to create Cultural District zoning, branding, beautification and signage for the Fenway neighborhood.
The Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Boston Chamber is a broad-based association representing more than 1,600 businesses of all sizes from virtually every industry and profession in our region. The Chamber is committed to promoting diversity in every aspect of its work, and throughout the business, government, and civic life of the community. Serving as the voice of the employer community, the Chamber works to reduce business costs, improve worker skills, promote innovation, retain talent and strengthen infrastructure. Annually, more than 100 high-level chamber programs and policy committees connect you to executives in all of the region's leading and emerging industries, and provide the opportunity to forge business relationships with clients, colleagues, and competitors.
The Emerald Necklace Conservancy
The Emerald Necklace Conservancy is a private non-profit stewardship organization founded in 1998 to maintain, restore and protect the parks of the Emerald Necklace designed by Frederick Law Olmsted for all to explore, use and enjoy. The conservancy brings together representatives of both the private and public sectors to carry out these goals and its activities complement the longstanding initiatives of its public partners, the Boston Parks + Recreation Department, Brookline Parks and Open Space and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.
The New England Council
The New England Council, the country's oldest regional business organization, is an alliance of businesses, academic and health institutions, and public and private organizations throughout New England formed to promote economic growth and a high quality of life in the region. The Council is dedicated to identifying and supporting federal public policies and articulating the voice of its membership regionally and nationally on important issues facing New England. The NEC is also committed to working with public and private sector leaders across the region and in Washington through educational programs and forums for information exchange.
AICUM (Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Massachusetts)
Established in 1967 by college and university presidents, AICUM consists of 60 degree-granting, accredited independent, or private, colleges and universities in the Commonwealth. AICUM is the leading voice on public policy matters relating to independent higher education in Massachusetts.
AICUM works closely with its member institutions to preserve and strengthen higher education; provide advocacy for need-based financial aid for Massachusetts students; help create a climate in the state in which the resources of privately supported higher education are fully leveraged; address state and Federal legislative and regulatory issues; and bring about a greater understanding of the impact and contributions of the independent colleges and universities in the Commonwealth.
MASCO (Medical, Academic and Scientific Community Organization)
MASCO is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing Boston's Longwood Medical and Academic area (LMA) for the benefit of those who live, work, study or receive care in the area. MASCO's 24 members and associate members include the six Colleges of the Fenway, several of the nation's top medical institutions, one of Boston's most revered museums, Harvard Medical School, Dental School and School of Public Health, cutting-edge medical research organizations, a distinguished private high school, major health insurer and a leading health maintenance organization.