By Iris Zeng Be excited about everything There will be times when a student doesn’t want to participate in an activity. Whether they’re refusing to read a book or pushing their carrots to the side, it can be difficult to persuade them to join the rest of the group or try a few pieces of … More Tips for Working with Young Children (Pre-K – 2nd Grade)
By Jordan Perras One of the best things about the Service-Learning Program is that every placement is unique. Considering the program includes courses that range from Software Development and Physical Therapy to Education and Advanced Chinese, this is unsurprising. You’ll never know exactly what your service experience will be like until you start serving at your … More Project-Based & Direct Service: What’s the difference?
By Megan Fowler I don’t know about you but I’ve never really paid much attention to hyphens; they come off as pretty small and insignificant, not to mention that English grammar and punctuation was never my favorite topic. My respect for and acknowledgement of the hyphen didn’t start until I served as a Service-Learning Teaching … More The Importance of the Hyphen
By Emily Breen You may enroll in a service-learning class for various reasons – whether you’re major requires it, you need it to graduate, or your professor just happens to be passionate about service. Whatever the case may be, service-learning is one of Northeastern’s best assets and it is truly an invaluable experience. Here are seven … More 7 Service-Learning Secrets
By Emily Breen In the world of service-learning, reflection is incredibly important. And I don’t mean the reflection one sees in a mirror or in a body of water – the concept I taught my preschoolers at Jumpstart last week. That reflection is important too, but not what this post is about. My Jumpstart team … More The Role of Reflection in Service-Learning
By Jordan Perras Northeastern is uniquely situated at the intersection of four incredibly diverse neighborhoods. As residents of Roxbury, the South End, Back Bay and Fenway, we have an opportunity to leave a positive impact in each of those communities. With the best of intentions, many students, myself included, come to Northeastern with preconceived notions … More ABCD: A Fundamental Philosophy in the Service-Learning Program
By Megan Fowler Street Team member Megan Fowler chatted with Cynthia Wilkerson, program manager at Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly to learn more about the organization and its partnership with Service-Learning at Northeastern. LBFE has partnered with courses like Community Learning. What does your organization do? Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly works with Boston residents ages 70 and over … More Checking in with Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly
Street Team member and former S-LTA Noa Golan reflects on how faculty member Dr. Begley provides an excellent example for the integration of service-learning into the College of Science. By Noa Golan My very first semester of college, I was introduced to the wonderful world of service-learning through my Inquires in cell and molecular biology … More Service-Learning & Science
By Suzie Kim You know that famous line from Forrest Gump, ” Life is like a box of chocolates- you never know what you’re going to get?” It’s so true. I’m continuously surprised by what I find in my own box and with so much variety in the choices, it’s hard to figure out which … More Mentors Make Life Sweeter!
By Iris Zeng During the spring 2016 semester, St. Stephen’s Youth Programs (SSYP) partnered with two Service-Learning at Northeastern courses: Community Learning and Child Intervention and Treatment. The organization provides young people from areas of Boston’s most disadvantaged communities with year-round, after school academic enrichment. The organization serves 850 young people in grades K—12+ and includes programming … More Service-Learning at St. Stephen’s Youth Programs