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Harvard’s local and statewide impact

Learn more about the work we do across Cambridge, Boston, and Massachusetts in our annual reports.

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  • $915 million

    in research funding attracted to Massachusetts by Harvard in FY19.

  • $1.7 billion

    spent on construction, supplies, and services in Massachusetts in FY19.

  • 443

    innovations reported in the past year.

  • 18,600+

    people in Massachusetts directly employed by Harvard.

  • 19,000+

    local residents reached—so far—through Allston-Brighton Emergency Response Grant addressing the impacts of COVID-19.

  • $500K

    donated by Harvard and MIT to support temporary emergency shelter for the homeless in Cambridge.

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Harvard Museum of Natural History

The Harvard Museum of Natural History (HMNH) presents lectures and exhibitions to enhance public understanding and appreciation of the natural world and the human place in it. HMNH also offers yearlong adult classes, professional development for educators, kids programs, and family activities.

Discover more at the Harvard Museum of Natural History

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Harvard Ed Portal

The Harvard Ed Portal brings the Harvard and Allston-Brighton communities together through learning, exploring ideas, and embracing a diversity of participants. Programs include programs for youth and adults; including K-12 mentoring, clubs, arts, career and economic development, wellness, and digital and online learning opportunities.

Explore opportunities at the Harvard Ed Portal

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The HarvardX portal enables learners around the globe to gain access to Harvard’s collection of free online courses. Online courses in a variety of subjects can be audited for free or students can choose to receive a verified certificate for a small fee.

Explore HarvardX courses

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LabXchange, developed by Harvard, is a free science education platform that brings the lab virtually anywhere by curating and creating world-class digital content. Teachers, families, and individuals can use this resource to learn or teach online with virtual classrooms, lab simulations, and more.

Explore LabXchange

More free courses and learning opportunities