Faculty Advisor

Gerstenfeld, Arthur

Faculty Advisor

Vernon-Gerstenfeld, Susan

Project Center

Boston, Massachusetts


The Mayor of Boston, Thomas Menino, launched the Community Learning Initiative at his State of the City address in early 2008. This initiative plans to improve Boston's after-school participation by providing a better experience to its students. The success of the initiative involves creating the necessary platform for students to attend after-school programs. To do so, there was a need to unify the after-school organizations' information systems and a need to catalogue the offered activities. This project provides recommendations for those two issues, as well as exploring the social implications of the initiative. The project was directed by Boston's MIS department in conjunction with Oracle Corp., and encompassed all of Boston's public libraries, schools, and youth agencies.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2008

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department


Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs