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McCarthy Center 504
Phone: 508-626-4645
Fax: 508-626-4087


Every Friday
Join us for mindful meditation led by Meghan Maxfield.

Diversity Dialogue: Selma
Monday, 2/23
Join us for a discussion on the controversial Oscar nominated film led by Professor Robert Johnson, Jr. Professor Johnson is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and Fulbright Grant recipient who has produced and directed numerous educational, promotional and instructional videos. He served as an “expert” for the State Department’s cultural diplomacy program. He is the recipeient of the 2012 Distinguished Faculty Award.

Open Forum on Hate Crimes and Bias Incidents
Tuesday, 2/24
Meet FSU's new Bias Incident Assesment and Response team and learn what they've been working on regards to updating our institution's protocols in regards to bias incidents and hate crimes. This will be an opportunity to ask questions and contribute your ideas.

Movie Viewing and Discussion: Dear White People
Tuesday, 2/24
Join us for a viewing of the film Dear White People and a discussion after the film led by Professor Robert Johnson, Jr.

Meet the author-Domingo Martinez
Thursday 2/26 
1:30pm -2:30pm 

Domingo Martinez 
Thursday, 2/26 
Ecumenical Center
4:30 PM
In his acclaimed debut, The Boy Kings of Texas, Domingo Martinez portrayed his tumultuous life growing up in a tight-knit family that was just getting by on the Texas-Mexico border. He writes with grit, lyricism, expansive humor, and heart-breaking honesty. The book won wide critical praise and was a Pushcart Prize nominee, a New York Times Best Seller, and a finalist for the National Book Award.

Monday, March 9, 2015, 4:30 p.m.
Phenomenal Woman Ceremony
Keynote: Yves Salomon-Fernandez



The mentoring program empowers middle and early high school students of Pelham Apartments Our House Recreation Center to maximize their academic potential.  Framingham State University student mentors act as academic role models who support and encourage their mentees to strive for academic and personal success.  The main focus of this program is to encourage the Pelham students to reach their potential and recognize higher education as a possibility for their futures. 

Program Description:

Framingham State students will be matched with a small group of students visiting from Our House Recreation Center for weekly one-hour mentoring sessions.  All of the students are residents of the Pelham Apartments, a public housing complex in Framingham.  These students have multiple challenges both in and out of the school environment for a host of reasons.  This partnership ensures the students are able to access homework help and are exposed to positive role models through one-on-one mentoring. Mentors will assist mentees on issues related to their individual academic needs and goals. 


  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills
  • Desire to serve as an academic role model to younger students
  • General understanding of the Pelham population and genuine interest in working with students

Mentor Responsibilities:

  • Provide general academic support and positive strategies for academic success 
  • Assist students with understanding homework assignments
  • Encourage the students to overcome academic challenges
  • Act as a positive role model
  • Demonstrate an understanding of diverse populations
  • Will attend each weekly hour long sessions on specified dates


Emily Abel:

Kathy Martinez:

Framingham State University

100 State Street

PO Box 9101

Framingham, MA 01701-9101


Phone: 508-620-1220