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 development of the new Lincoln Laboratory Childcare Center at 5 Forbes Road.
- 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.
- Analyzing and disseminating key research knowledge on the care of teens and young adults.