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Carr, Heather Kelley


Biographical Note

Heather Kelley (later, Kelley Carr) attended Boston College (1982-1986) and graduated cum laude. From 1986 to 1988, she was a member of the Boston College International Volunteer Program. The program, now defunct, was run by Julio Giulietti, SJ and had placements in Belize, Egypt, Jamaica, and Peru. Kelley was one of a group of Boston College graduates who served as teachers in Corozal Town, Belize. While there teaching English to Forms 9-12 at Escuela Secundaria México (founded in 1982), she began an effort to start a school library. She pursued this effort because her students, mostly children of sugarcane farmers, were too poor to purchase books to supplement their education. Kelley sought assistance from Catholic organizations in the United States. In addition to offering to send books, a few individuals made requests for Belizean student pen pals. Some of Carr's students later continued their studies in the United States through scholarship programs.


Commencement program, Box 19, Folder 7, Boston College Commencement photographs and programs, BC.1988.027, John J. Burns Library, Boston College.

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Heather Kelley Carr alumni papers

Abstract Heather Kelley Carr taught English at the Escuela Secundaria México in Corozal, Belize between 1986 and 1988 as part of the Boston College International Volunteer Program. While there, Carr organized a campaign to request book donations for the purpose of creating a school library. This collection contains correspondence documenting this campaign, as well as correspondence between family and friends, correspondence from Belizean students, and photographs of Escuela México students, Carr's...
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Dates: 1985 - 1989