#CapturingCommunity Sadiya Gurhan

Role within service-learning: Service-Learning Teaching Assistant Did you find service-learning or did service-learning find you?  Service-Learning definitely found me. I was taking a class in the spring and my professor asked anyone if they would would like to be a teaching assistant for her class happening in the fall and that’s when I learned about service-learning. I’ve always loved … More #CapturingCommunity Sadiya Gurhan

#CapturingCommunity Colleen Holohan

Role within service-learning: Director of Massachusetts Promise Fellowship Did you find service-learning or did service-learning find you?  I’d say service-learning and I found each other simultaneously! After starting work in the Center of Community Service at the Massachusetts Promise Fellowship, I quickly realized that service-learning could play a great role in building the capacity of our program. I’ve since had … More #CapturingCommunity Colleen Holohan

#CapturingCommunity Mackenzie Montgomery

Role within service-learning: Service-Learning Team Manager What is one thing everyone should know about service-learning?  It is a two way street! Meaning, the relationship between the student and the community partner/population served is mutually beneficial.  The student is learning from the community partner they serve with in a way that helps them concretely develop understandings … More #CapturingCommunity Mackenzie Montgomery

#CapturingCommunity Cynthia Wilkersen

Role within service-learning: Program Manager at Little Brothers–Friends of the Elderly What is one thing everyone should know about service-learning? Service-Learning is an opportunity and a chance to learn about your community! How are your values expressed through your community engagement and service-learning work? At Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly we value community and connection. Our service-learning work offers students the … More #CapturingCommunity Cynthia Wilkersen

#CapturingCommunity Becca Berkey

Role within service-learning: Director of the Service-Learning Program What is one thing everyone should know about service-learning? Service-Learning is an experiential pedagogical approach that looks for meaningful partnership at the intersection of two questions: 1) What should the students learn through the experience(s)? and 2) What are the community’s goals? In this way, there is … More #CapturingCommunity Becca Berkey

#CapturingCommunity Amy Stahl

Role within service-learning: Massachusetts Campus Compact AmeriCorps*VISTA What is one thing everyone should know about service-learning?  Service-Learning can be a fantastic resource for community organizations. Generation Citizen has benefited hugely from partnering with NU Service-learning. We’ve gained traditional program volunteers as well as talented Computer Science majors who have developed tech far beyond what we … More #CapturingCommunity Amy Stahl

Hungry to learn about The Food Project?

Written by Service-Learning Program Assistant and Co-op Jasmine Cheung Pictured above (Top photo from left to right): Dr. Becca Berkey with her students hard at work shoveling, planting and dropping scallion seeds. On a sunny Wednesday afternoon two weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to tag along with the Food Justice and Community Development class … More Hungry to learn about The Food Project?

Reflection from a Tutor at 826 Boston

Written by Mufan Xu, service-learning publication arts student Mufan served with 826 Boston’s Writers Room at Burke High school through the First-Year Writing course with Sebastian Stockman in Spring 2017   My service-learning experience at the Burke High School has been a unique and memorable experience. In the past month, I have grown from an insecure … More Reflection from a Tutor at 826 Boston

#CapturingCommunity Kerrin Bersani

Role within service-learning: Ethos Volunteer Coordinator AmeriCorps*Vista What is one thing everyone should know about service-learning?  Service-Learning is a great way to put into practice all of the skills you have been learning in the classroom. Reflecting on your service challenges you to further understand what you have gained from your experience. It can be fun … More #CapturingCommunity Kerrin Bersani