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Get Involved

At HGSE, alumni are an essential part of our work and our mission. You can support HGSE and our global alumni community by volunteering your time and expertise to build a worldwide community of change-makers. 

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Voluteer Opportunities

Alumni Advocates

Alumni Advocates are passionate members of the HGSE community focused on connecting alumni with each other and with HGSE in meaningful ways. Advocates support alumni engagement activities in five main areas:

  • Social media  
  • Global Day of Service
  • Large event support
  • Hosting small events
  • Annual Fund

If you are interested in learning more and potentially becoming a part of the Alumni Advocates program, please complete the application or email Emily Williams with any questions.

Alumni Council

The Alumni Council of the Harvard Graduate School of Education is a group of volunteer representatives of the school who provide a valuable connection between HGSE and its growing body of alumni.

Council members work to strengthen the relationship between HGSE and its alumni through engagement and outreach, including event development and support, Admissions recruitment, strengthening volunteer opportunities, and broadening alumni networks. Council members serve as both representatives of the larger alumni body and as sources of information for the Office of Alumni Relations.

Each year, the Alumni Council also selects an Alumni Council Award recipient, based on nominations from the HGSE alumni community.

Alumni Admissions Ambassadors Program  

Alumni play a critical role in HGSE recruitment efforts by identifying prospective candidates and sharing their experiences and insights. If you are interested in getting involved in outreach, the Admissions Office invites you to volunteer for the Alumni Admissions Ambassador Program (AAAP).

Student-Alumni Mentoring Initiative (SAMI)

The Student-Alumni Mentoring Initiative strives to accomplish varying goals related to the establishment of mutually beneficial mentoring relationships among participants. The program pairs current HGSE students with alumni during the academic year and the Alumni Relations office facilitates events and communications for SAMI participants to help make the matches a meaningful experience for both parties.

The Alumni Mentor application opens each August. 

Become an i-Lab Advisor  

Are you an alum with start-up experience? Industry expertise? The Harvard Innovation Lab invites you to share your knowledge with Harvard i-lab student entrepreneurs by joining our virtual Advisor Network.

Build Community

Harvard Alumni for Education

Harvard Alumni for Education (HAEd) is a special interest group that connects Harvard alumni involved in education. Joining HAEd allows you to connect with over 2,000 members spread out across several chapters across the globe. 


Taking place each spring, the Alumni of Color Conference aims to inspire and improve the education sector by convening alumni, students, practitioners, artists, and scholars both from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and across the nation in order to share best practices and cutting edge research that pertains to people of color in educational spaces.

The Appian Way Alliance for Alumni of Color

The mission of The Appian Way Alliance for Alumni of Color (The Alliance) is to create a vibrant, inclusive, active, and supportive community of alumni and students of color. The Alliance creates opportunities through community-wide and regional events for alumni of color to connect with one another; enhance relationships between alumni and students of color; provide academic, career, and other types of support to students; and proactively address issues of equity, inclusion, access, and diversity at HGSE and in the community. Please email The Alliance for more information.

Giving to HGSE

Your support advances the HGSE mission of changing the world through education.