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Emmanuel College’s longstanding partnership with the Yawkey Foundation has resulted in initiatives with a dramatic impact on both our own students and the neighboring community. 

In 2004, the Jean Yawkey Center, generously supported by the Yawkey Foundation opened on our campus. Today this center serves as the “living room” for our students, as well as a facility used by a number of community groups. Named for Jean Yawkey, the co-founder of the Yawkey Foundation, the center includes athletic, dining, fitness/wellness, and gathering spaces.

The building also houses the Jean Yawkey Center for Community Leadership (JYCCL), dedicated to developing service opportunities and leadership skills for Emmanuel College students and providing programs for young people in Boston area schools and community organizations.