Service-Learning student Emily Blackwell participates in Make a Difference Day

Emily Blackwell, a fourth-year Service-Learning student in Human Services Professions, participated in “Make a Difference Day” last Friday with her community partner, Boston Cares. Emily serves with the organization’s Service Works program, and spent the day working on a project titled “Bed Build,” painting toddler bed frames to be donated to families in need. The frames … More Service-Learning student Emily Blackwell participates in Make a Difference Day

#ShowMeYourAssets; What is asset-based community development?

What is it?  Phillips and Pittman (2009) defined asset-based community development as: “The idea is to build capacity within a community–to build and strengthen a community’s assets. In contrast to focusing on problems and needs, this alternative approach…is focused on a community’s capacity rather than on its deficits.” Why is it important? Becca Berkey writes,”Asset-based … More #ShowMeYourAssets; What is asset-based community development?

New partner spotlight: Daily Table

Since opening in June, Daily Table has welcomed volunteers from a variety of places and programs. As of this Fall, that includes Service-Learning at Northeastern. By Lisa Randall The recipe for Daily Table is simple: combine donations of fresh, delicious food with dedicated volunteers, to serve up affordable groceries and meals to a neighborhood where healthy food … More New partner spotlight: Daily Table

Introducing the Service-Learning Street Team!

By Lisa Randall Third year math major Jordan Perras loved the Human Services professions service-learning class she took last fall, knew she wanted to stay involved with the program, but wasn’t sure what sort of time commitment she could make. “I’m involved in a bunch of organizations around campus, so my schedule is always changing,” … More Introducing the Service-Learning Street Team!

Meet David Draper

Being the newest staff member to join Service-Learning at Northeastern, it only made sense for David to take on the most recent addition to the program: the Street Team. By Lisa Randall David joins the team as a graduate student in the College Student Development & Counseling Master’s program and will complete his second-year practicum requirement during … More Meet David Draper

IARSLCE: Featured Research by Northeastern Faculty

The International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE) Annual Conference will take place from November 16-18, 2015 in Boston, MA. In collaboration with Massachusetts Campus Compact, Northeastern University is proud to be the institutional host for the 2015 IARSLCE annual conference. Research to be presented by Northeastern faculty & staff is as … More IARSLCE: Featured Research by Northeastern Faculty

Save the Date for the Fall 2015 EXPO!

The Service-Learning EXPO is a science-fair-style event that highlights the scope of the semester’s student scholarship, learning outcomes, faculty research, and community partnerships. The theme this fall is the kaleidoscope that these collaborations form as we think about the ways perspective and engagement shape what we see. Visit the Facebook Event Page and add the event … More Save the Date for the Fall 2015 EXPO!

A perspective from the John D. O’Bryant School of Math & Science Writer’s Room

By Varun Sudhakar During this week, I had two sessions of tutoring. On the first day, there were no students present in the writer’s room. Although I could have viewed this as a waste of time, I decided to take this as an opportunity to get to know the place better and how the system … More A perspective from the John D. O’Bryant School of Math & Science Writer’s Room