A Look at Three New Honors Service-Learning Courses

By Kris Fernandez, Lisa Randall, Shelby Sih, and Savannah Stewart The Northeastern University Honors Program and Service-Learning at Northeastern built upon their unique partnership this semester with the addition of three new courses. Northeastern Students and Boston-Area Youth See Theatre with an Enlightened Eye For a group of 15 Honors students, the art of theatre... Continue Reading →

Enhancing Honors with Service-Learning

By Lisa Randall and Noa Golan   The Honors Program at Northeastern University, according to their website, connects its students “to an active community of thinkers committed to making a difference.” That community, in addition to including a highly talented and motivated group of students, faculty, peer mentors, and staff, also includes the communities surrounding... Continue Reading →

Northeastern Hosts Conference on Revolutionary Scholarship on Service-Learning and Community Engagement

  By Lisa Randall From Monday November 16th to Wednesday November 18th  2015, leaders in service-learning and community engagement from around the world congregated at the Boston Marriott Copley Place for the 2015 International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE) conference. Northeastern University, in collaboration with Massachusetts Campus Compact, served as the... Continue Reading →

Transitioning from S-L student to an S-LTA

By Adrianna Graziano Ever since joining the Northeastern community, I have been an active participant in community service: first, exploring S-L my first semester in Professor Begley’s Inquiries in Cell and Molecular Biology course, then serving with the Americorps program Jumpstart, and now working as an S-L TA. After being an S-L student, the opportunity... Continue Reading →

Learning Skills through Service

By Xin Sheena Zhou   The organization I chose is Vibrant Boston. Vibrant Boston (VB) is a community-based non-profit organization; they offer many programs in art, education, sports and wellness that influence youth to become well-rounded, educated, and productive citizens by exposing them to positive after-school activities. Their mission is to engage the youth and their... Continue Reading →

Working with Vibrant Boston

I am fortunate that my group was assigned Vibrant Boston because not only do we have a lot to offer them, but also they have a lot to offer us. By Alexina Prather   For the Strategic Communications for Non Profit Organizations course, I am currently partnered with Vibrant Boston as a service-learning organization. Vibrant... Continue Reading →

Friends of the Children, Boston

By Madeline DuBois When I was given my service-learning assignment, I was very excited to be taking on a challenge. That excitement has not diminished, but my expectations have been adjusted. I initially thought the position would be very structured with specific tasks to be accomplished each time, but there is actually a lot of freedom... Continue Reading →

Getting in the Zone

By Kyle Rossini I am writing my reflection for my service-learning with Boston Scholar Athletes as I sit on the Red Line on the T, coming back from my first tutoring session, because I have so much stuff fresh in my mind that I wouldn’t want to hold off the reflection and forget it all. ... Continue Reading →

Service-Learning and the Real World

By Claire Bergsten I am currently working with Hostelling International, an organization that runs hostels worldwide and has one in downtown Boston by the Theatre District. By the end of the semester, my service-learning group and I will have designed a strategic communications plan as our project. We are focusing on increasing attendance at their... Continue Reading →

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