In 2005, the family of Beaver alumna Anne Hiatt ’47 made a generous donation to Beaver Country Day School to create The Hiatt Center.

The Hiatt Center’s strategy is integrated fully within Beaver’s educational strategy. The Center’s program areas of leadership, civic engagement, and social justice intersect with the school’s emphasis on technology, coding, creativity, entrepreneurship, and race and equity work. Every student has the opportunity to experience our programming—in the classroom and beyond. Teachers partner with and consult with Hiatt Center staff to enrich their curriculum with leadership, civic engagement, and social justice examples.

This is what sets us apart from other schools.

Our approach focuses on quality, not quantity. We measure success in terms of the transformation of the student and the community rather than hours served. To do this, we build community partnerships that are mutually beneficial, long-term, multi-faceted, connected to curriculum, an extension of the school’s values. We believe this approach will move us from a mindset of traditional service to a mindset of strengths-based empowerment.

MEET THE TEAM

Liz Latour
Title: Director of the Hiatt Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement
Contact: llatour@bcdschool.org
Phone: 617-738-2716
Liz Latour
Michelle Wildes
Title: Associate Director of the Hiatt Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement
Contact: mwildes@bcdschool.org
Phone: 617-738-2706
Michelle Wildes