Eva Whiting White
A pioneer in the field of social work, Eva Whiting White was the first graduate from Simmons University's School of Social work in 1907. She then went on to be the head worker and director of the Elizabeth Peabody House for over 30 years.
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A Portrait of Boston's West End
The West End was a historic, multi-ethnic neighborhood that was demolished to make room for well-known Boston landmarks such as Mass General Hospital and the elevated railroad. The neighborhood was labeled a slum and destroyed in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
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The Elizabeth Peabody House
The Elizabeth Peabody House was a simple brick building in Boston’s West End. While it was unassuming from the outside, inside was a community teeming with activities and life.
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Activities at the Peabody House
The main way the house accomplished its goals was through a rigorous schedule of programming for the residents of the West End. All of the programs strove to nurture community and engagement with fellow neighbors.
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