ABCD: A Fundamental Philosophy in the Service-Learning Program

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

Checking in with Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly

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

Service-Learning at St. Stephen’s Youth Programs

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

Addressing the Needs of the Community through the Lens of Future Healthcare Providers

In an interview with Dr. Ann Golub-Victor, we learn more about the role of service-learning in her course, Psychosocial Aspects of Healthcare Seminar, the intersection of public health and medical care, the importance of strong interpersonal skills between patients and providers, and the benefits of thoughtful reflection. By Iris Zeng Tell me about your course… More Addressing the Needs of the Community through the Lens of Future Healthcare Providers

Arts-inspired Service-Learning Connects Teens with NU Students

By Noa Golan This past semester, I had the opportunity to accompany Jamal Thorne’s 2D Fundamentals of Surface & Drawing class on their service to Artists for Humanity (AFH). To start off: AFH is a very unique organization that pays inner-city high school students to spend 3 days a week painting. The kids not only get… More Arts-inspired Service-Learning Connects Teens with NU Students

Across the Globe with Service-Learning

By Ruthanne Bandy This summer three Northeastern University faculty members will lead Dialogues of Civilization (DOC) with a service-learning component. These faculty members are charged with fostering an environment of learning and growth for their students, while respecting the country in which they are guests. Dr. Lori Gardinier will be traveling to England with students… More Across the Globe with Service-Learning