Welcome to Harvard Alumni for Black Advancement


What's HABA?

Harvard Alumni for Black Advancement is an initiative to accelerate progress in the Black community. It is open to all Harvard alumni galvanized for Black advancement.


HABA Portal

Connect with alumni, students, and faculty across the University in an intimate space.


HABA Programs

The HABA Internship Program connects Harvard students, HBCU, and community college students in teams of two at organizations, equipping students for community-oriented, equity-centric careers. HABA Black-Owned Business Support offers pro bono business and legal support to Black-owned organizations.


Get Involved

Does your organization host summer interns or have job openings? Are you available to offer pro bono support to Black-owned businesses? Are you interested in mentoring a student or recent graduate? We welcome your involvement connecting with students, alumni, and others.

Upcoming Events


Become a member and join our Harvard community galvanized for Black advancement. Our new HABA portal allows you to fellowship with HABA members in an intimate space.



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Ruth Simmons delivers principal address at Harvard’s virtual university-wide graduation ceremony

Simmons, president of Prairie View A&M University and former president of Brown University and Smith College, exhorted Harvard’s Class of 2021 to fight inequality and foster diversity and inclusion.

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Graduate English speaker Vincent H. Bish Jr. addresses fellow students in the Class of 2021 virtual celebration ceremony

"Four Lone Names" speaks of the legacy of slavery, both in America and at Harvard, and the obligation graduates have to the memory of the enslaved to continue to fight for equity.

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Kristen Clarke Confirmed to Lead the United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division

Kristen Clarke AB '97 is confirmed to serve as the assistant attorney general for the Civil Rights Division, which works to uphold the civil and constitutional rights of all Americans, particularly some of the most vulnerable members of society.