Boston University’s MetroBridge Program Seeking Community Project Partners

Apr 5, 2023

Communities working to become more age- and dementia friendly have an opportunity to engage the MetroBridge program at BU’s Initiative on Cities, which is currently seeking government and community project partners for the 2023–2024 academic year, including summer 2023.

MetroBridge embeds real-world projects for municipalities and community organizations into courses at BU, enlisting students and faculty as allies in addressing local issues. MetroBridge cultivates projects by seeking out the distinct research needs of cities, towns and community-based organizations and collaborating with faculty across the university to find the best course match for each project.

The MetroBridge team serves as a one-stop-shop and point-of-contact for project partners, supporting the project from idea submission to project completion. MetroBridge staff assist with project scoping and development, handle the matching of courses for each project, assist with project management, and ensure effective communication between BU and project liaisons. At the end of each semester, students present their work and the MetroBridge team coordinates the development of final deliverables.

MetroBridge at BU invites local governments and community-based organizations to submit project ideas for upcoming semesters. You can view a selection of recent MetroBridge projects here.

A member of our team will contact you after your submission. BU works to match each project idea with a course, but if they are unable to do so for the upcoming semester, your project idea will also be considered for future ones.

For more information and to apply, visit the MetroBridge website here.