While the Center delivers important services to individuals, we also focus on the high-level systems and infrastructures that affect the quality of life at MIT, promote best practices in national and international work-life forums, and assist in the development of new policies and services. The Center operates within the Institute's Human Resources Department.
Some of the Center's projects and achievements include:
- Launching MIT MyLife Services, a free, confidential MIT benefit that provides MIT faculty, staff, postdocs—and families—24/7 access to a network of experts who are available to help with life concerns.
- Overseeing MIT's child care initiative, including the design of MIT's child care center located within the Frank Gehry–designed Stata Center and the development The David H. Koch Childcare Center at 219 Vassar that will nearly double child care available on campus.
- Analyzing and disseminating key research knowledge on the care of teens and young adults.
- Founding two national organizations: the College and University Work/Family Association and the National Parenting Education Network.
- Achieving recognition as a national model by professional organizations and conferences.