University Resources

Health Resources

  • Dental Clinics Offers a full range of high quality general, specialty and emergency dental care at lower fees than private dental practices. In addition, the Tufts Department of Pediatric Dentistry offers twice-weekly clinics geared to children in Chinatown; for information on those pediatric clinics, call 617.636.1338.
  • The Sharewood Project Health-care clinic organized by medical students and physicians, offering free services to the underserved in the Boston area Asian community. Information or medical appointments: 781.324.1338.

Other Resources

  • Leonard Carmichael Society (LCS) The largest student-run volunteer organization on campus with more than 30 active programs focusing on different aspects of community service and advocacy.
  • Tufts Neighborhood Service Fund (TNSF) A giving option for members of the Tufts community during the Community Appeal. Used to support our host communities and the important work being done by Tufts volunteers with community organizations in Medford, Somerville, Grafton and Boston's Chinatown.
  • The Tufts Community Research Center seeks to involve Tufts faculty and students from across all seven schools of the university in research done in collaboration with community partners.

Academic Resources

  • Eliot-Pearson Children's School Offers full-day programs for kindergartners and first- and second-graders, as well as half-day programs for preschoolers and toddlers.
  • Tufts Educational Day Care Center Offers a full educational day care program—including a certified kindergarten, developmental care and innovative education—for children ages 3-6 in the Tufts and Medford/Somerville communities.
  • The Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO) Offers Tufts students and local K-12 teachers hands-on learning experiences through research opportunities and outreach programs.
  • Outreach at Tufts: Connecting with Communities This outreach web portal is supported by the Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service and the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach. The purpose of the portal is to provide information about outreach and community opportunities available to Tufts faculty, students, staff and community partners.
  • Osher Institute of Lifelong Learning Educational programs for "mature adults."
  • Resumed Education for Adult Learners (REAL) Program Open to adults at least 25 years old who are seeking a bachelor's degree. Applicants should have some recent college experience.
  • University Libraries Neighbors are welcome to use library resources on the premises including government documents.
  • Auditing Courses Residents of our host communities may audit a Tufts course at a greatly reduced fee.
  • Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service Tisch College's Lincoln Filene Center for Community Partnerships (LFC) supports and encourages students and faculty members to work with partner communities in addressing community-identified needs and advances best practices for university-community partnerships. Learn more about Tufts community partnerships and commitment to active citizenship. More details: Chinatown | Medford | Somerville
  • Tufts Community Music Programs The Perry and Marty Granoff Music Center is a resource for the local community with a wide range of community music programs, including concerts and events open to the public, Saturday music classes for children and teenagers, weekday evening classes and ensembles for adults, a rotating slate of artists and music genres as part of the Sunday Community Concert series, and Saturday Family and Children's Concerts.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Community Relations at 617.627.3780 or email us at