March 29, 2013
Green '13 Helps Develop Next Generation of Leaders

During her internship at Mission Hill's Sociedad Latina, Green worked with neighborhood children and young adults as part of the "Pathways to Success" program, which trains youths to advocate for themselves in the community...

When it came time for Imani Green '13 to look for an internship, she admits, at first, she didn't know in which direction to turn. After chatting with a friend about her recent experience interning at the nonprofit organization Sociedad Latina in nearby Roxbury, Mass., Imani was quickly convinced it was the right fit.

Working with Latino youth and families to "end destructive cycles of poverty, health inequities, and lack of educational and professional opportunities" in the community, Sociedad Latina impressed Imani with its model toward developing the next generation of leaders. For someone who found her own voice on campus and became very involved in clubs and organizations, the draw was obvious.

"I think leadership is important," said Imani. "Emmanuel has been instrumental in me becoming a leader. I believe we need to start teaching kids when they are young that they are capable of being leaders."

During the internship, Imani worked with neighborhood children and young adults, ages 10-21, as part of Sociedad's "Pathways to Success" program, which trains youths to advocate for themselves in the community. She helped develop their speaking skills, travelled with them to school committee meetings to hear discussions and voice their opinions, and encouraged them to see themselves as future leaders.

The best part of the experience for her?

"Seeing the transformation of the students," she said. "Witnessing these youths gaining confidence in themselves as leaders."

The internship also convinced Imani that her career needs to revolve around more than just her academic pursuits.

"It gave me more insight into a career path, I know now that I need to pursue a direction that ties into my extracurricular involvement," she said. "I need to figure how to tie in everything that interests me."

Explore Emmanuel

Research Spotlight: Searching for an Evolution Solution

Propelled by a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, students and faculty in the Mathematics Department are studying the rate of evolution in spatially structured populations using evolutionary graph theory, which may inform the estimation of important events in our evolutionary past, such as when humans split from our closest primate relatives.

Learn More
Learn More
Research Spotlight: Powerful Partnerships

In collaboration with Emmanuel graduate, Kierstin Giunco ’17, Associated Professor of Education Christine Leighton and current student Kayla Balthazar '20 are working with local elementary students to deepen reading engagement and comprehension.

Learn More
Research Spotlight: Economics Education on a Global Scale

As her research in economics education has focused on innovation in the classroom and finding ways to help students apply economic theories to real-world situations, students are vital in every aspect to Associate Professor of Economics Rebecca Moryl’s work.

Learn More
Eileen Milien '22: A Career-Affirming CURE

When choosing a college, Eileen knew two things for sure—that she would be able to get to know her professors and peers and that she wanted to be in an area in which she would have myriad opportunities in the research and medicine.

Learn More
Melissa Duffy '20: Artist and Appreciator

When Melissa started at Emmanuel, she chose what she believed to be two separate and distinct majors—studio art and history—to fulfill her both her personal and professional interests.

Learn More
Kai Uehara '20: Social Justice Scholar

Kai has always had the inclination to try to make any situation better. When he was searching for colleges, Emmanuel's social justice mission resounded deeply with his ideals of supporting those who need the help.

Learn More
Robert Columbus '20: The Idea Man

Robert’s interest in the workings of the wider world grew in 2011 as the Arab Spring became international news. “I love history,” he said, “so knowing the history of the states as well as their current affairs made their actions and interactions much more interesting to me.”

Learn More
Jake Hill '20: Seeing Citizenship with a Capitol C

Growing up in a suburban town outside of Boston, going to college in the city had always been a goal for Jake. After touring Emmanuel's campus he felt it had the perfect mixture of “small campus feel and big city appeal.”

Learn More
Learn More
Jessie Wang '19: Head of the Class

What began as an on-campus job in Emmanuel's student center transformed into a new career path for Jessie, one that brought her to Harvard University as a master's candidate in higher education administration. 

Learn More
Learn More

Let's Get Started.

Emmanuel is a place where students broaden their sense of what’s possible and prepare for inspiring careers in an ever-changing world. Be here.