The Phillips Brooks House Association (PBHA) is a student-run, community-based, nonprofit public service organization at Harvard University. PBHA is the umbrella organization for 86 student-directed programs, supported by full-time staff members. Together, these programs strive for change on multiple levels in the Boston and Cambridge communities. PBHA’s dual focused mission is to provide vital resources to local communities and grow public service leaders. Often called “the best course at Harvard,” PBHA programs provide students with experiences and wisdom that cannot be learned within classroom walls. At the same time, by utilizing student initiative and working in close collaboration with constituents, our programs meet genuine community needs in innovative ways.