DeWitt Jones, president of Boston Community Loan Fund (BCLF) told a story about seeing the need for a touch-up or two.
Rather than donating money, lenders provide money in a revolving loan fund to needy organizations at low interest rates.
The program has been lauded by city officials, but several of those present said that questions over Harvard's civic role linger.
. In their view, Harvard's commitment arose only after numerous criticisms had been leveled against the University.
"We've often felt the University hasn't acted as a role model for its students," said State Rep. Alice Wolf (D-Cambridge).
Wold, a member of Harvard's Living Wage Campaign said, "If Harvard isn't a good example for its students in its own actions, it's not a good educational experience. We learn from what people do, not what they say."
"But I want to add that this program has been a good experience," said Wolf.
Shelter to Reopen After $800K FaceliftAfter major renovations costing more than $850,000, the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter at the University Lutheran Church, the only student-run
There's No Place Like Harvard For the HolidaysCommunications problems and new food preparation methods in the Houses have threatened the supply of food to the Harvard Square
Herald Hits Shelter ClosingIn an apparent swipe at the presidential campaign of Gov. Michael S. Dukakis, the Boston Herald this week revealed that
CORRECTIONDue to an editing error, an article in yesterday's Crimson ("Looking for Shelter," page 3) misrepresented the views of City
Homeless Men Describe Lives in the StreetsCambridge's homeless came in doors yesterday, not to find shelter, but to describe their lives to students gathered at St.
Homeless Enter Church Near HousesThe University Lutheran Church opened its doors to the homeless of Harvard Square. Last night with the approval of Cambridge