“[Service-Learning] definitely helped give me perspective on various options for meaningful service and how not all volunteers in the community could be making a positive impact, despite having the best interests. I want to focus on gaining the skills and experience necessary to help and improve my communities.” – Nutrition service-learning student, Fall 2017

Exploring Boston’s Neighborhoods with Education in the Community Students

By Spring 2018 Service-Learning Teaching Assistant for Education in the Community Lauren Silva Exploring Boston's Neighborhoods This spring, students in the Education in the Community Service-Learning course, taught by Polly Attwood, completed a neighborhood walk, individual reflection, and group presentation for their Exploring Boston’s Neighborhoods project. The neighborhoods included Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, South End, The... Continue Reading →

#CapturingCommunity: Asta MacKie

  Name: Asta MacKie Role within Service-Learning: Service-Learning Program Assistant How are your values expressed through your community engagement and Service-Learning work? I believe that it is so important for large institutions, companies, and universities to take accountability for their presence and influence in a community and do what they can to make a positive impact rather... Continue Reading →

#CapturingCommunity: Shelbe Van Winkle

Name: Shelbe Van Winkle Role within Service-Learning: Service-Learning Team Manager and Service-Learning Teaching Assistant for Becoming a Global Leader What is one thing everyone should know about Service-Learning? I think everyone should know about the fluidity of Service-Learning. It's something of practice, planning, learning, and reflecting, however, the best thing about it is that no... Continue Reading →

#CapturingCommunity: Amanda Tompkins

Name: Amanda Tompkins Role within Service-Learning: Service-Learning Program Assistant & Co-op and Service-Learning Teaching Assistant for Boston in Literature and Writing & Community Engagement How are your values expressed through your community engagement and Service-Learning work? I try and look at the world through a social justice lens and my work so far in S-L... Continue Reading →

#CapturingCommunity: Emily Mann

Name: Emily Mann Role within Service-Learning: Professor for Child Intervention & Treatment What is one thing everyone should know about Service-Learning? Two things! 1. Service-Learning Teaching Assistants are amazing! 2. Students who may feel nervous about jumping into a community organization always find value in their experiences. For most students, these experiences provide a foundation... Continue Reading →

#CapturingCommunity: Kelsie O’Flanagan

Name: Kelsie O'Flanagan Role within Service-Learning: Service-Learning Program Assistant, Service-Learning Team Manager, and Service-Learning Teaching Assistant for Community Learning How are your values expressed through your community engagement and Service-Learning work? I value working in the community in which I live and study, to ensure I'm stepping outside of the college bubble and interact with... Continue Reading →

#CapturingCommunity: Lauren Scornavacca

Name: Lauren Scornavacca Role within Service-Learning: Service-Learning Teaching Assistant for Cornerstone of Engineering Did you find Service-Learning or did Service-Learning find you? Service-Learning found me! The summer before my freshman year I received an email from Professor Freeman. She is in charge of Service-Learning in the Cornerstone of Engineering course (which would later become the... Continue Reading →

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