The Urban Commons

Congratulations to Service-Learning faculty member Daniel O'Brien on the release of his new book The Urban Commons: How Data and Technology Can Rebuild Our Communities! Drawing on years of research into Boston's 311 reporting system, Professor O'Brien explains transformative insights into this "sophisticated city management tool" that has helped to revolutionize the way that average... Continue Reading →

Connecting Your Service-Learning Experience to Your Co-op

Written by Service-Learning Street Team member Asta MacKie For many students, Service-Learning is their first professional experience in college, and this is a valuable thing to utilize while applying to co-ops and internships! Particularly for those without prior co-op experience, Service-Learning is a powerful talking point for students to highlight their understanding of leadership, project... Continue Reading →

#CapturingCommunity: David Meshoulam

Name: David Meshoulam Role within Service-Learning: Community Partner What organization do you represent: Speak for the Trees How are your values expressed through your community engagement and Service-Learning work? We aim to connect residents to their community through appreciating and inventorying trees as a way to connect people to space and neighbors. What is one thing... Continue Reading →

Join the Team Today!

Join the Service-Learning Team! Applications are now open for Service-Learning Teaching Assistants and Street Team members. Are you interested in joining the S-L family or taking on a student leadership position? Make sure to get your application in by the newly extended deadline of Wednesday, November 7th. Want to learn more about what it means... Continue Reading →

Tips for Leading Your Peers

Written by Tyler Nicholson, Service-Learning Street Team member Being a successful leader is a skill that requires practice, effort and the ability to communicate and articulate effectively. When making a decision as a leader, it is important to consider the context of the situation: who are you working with? What are you looking to do... Continue Reading →

Save the Date: Fall 2018 EXPO

Each semester the Service-Learning Program hosts its signature event – the Service-Learning EXPO. This year it is getting a face lift! The Service-Learning Program is excited to announce the launch of the Virtual EXPO. The EXPO now includes two components:  A website where service-learning students, faculty, and community partners can submit digital artifacts of their... Continue Reading →

Faculty Author Talks: Reconceptualizing Faculty Development in Service-Learning/Community Engagement

Written by Sophia LaCortiglia, Service-Learning Graduate Assistant On Tuesday, October 9th, Dr. Becca Berkey, Director of Service-Learning at Northeastern kicked off this semester's Faculty Author Talk series with a vivacious description of her latest publication “Reconceptualizing Faculty Development in Service-Learning/Community Engagement,” a book that delves into the intersection between educational/faculty development professionals and service-learning/community engagement... Continue Reading →

Reconceptualizing Faculty Development in Service-Learning/Community Engagement

Congratulations to Director of Service-Learning, Becca Berkey on the release of her new book! "The role of educational developer in the realm of service-learning and community engagement (S-LCE) is multidimensional. Given the potentially transformational nature--for both faculty and students--of the experiences and courses in whose design they may be directly or indirectly involved, as well... Continue Reading →

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