By Iris Zeng In the midst of studying for midterms, working on group projects, participating in extracurricular activities, and going on co-op, it can be difficult to find time to explore and serve the community around us. Luckily for us, the Boston area has many different opportunities to get involved and address the diverse needs … More Four Places to Volunteer for the Busy Individual
By Lily Tiarks Hi, folks. We may already be at the end of February, but sadly winter may be here for some time yet. For those of you who grew up in frigid climates or have already been volunteering outside, you probably have learned a lot of this already! For those of you who are … More Lily’s Advice for Winter Volunteering!
By Megan Fowler During one of my various trainings as a Jumpstart Corps Member I was introduced to the idea of “Being present.” This has turned out to be one of the greatest pieces of advice I have received so far. In today’s modern world we are constantly bombarded with overwhelming amounts of stimuli that … More Being Present: Advice from a Street Team Member and former Jumpstart Corps Member
Many of the community needs in Boston center around the city’s youth and the desire for additional academic support. As such, a significant number of service-learning students are engaged in service that involves tutoring at after or in-school programs throughout the city. Building resources for our students to use so that they can serve confidently is an … More Tutoring Tips Tuesday: Jeremey McDavid
CHRISSY BELUK Service-Learning Team Manager College: College of Social Sciences & Humanities Year: 2016 Major(s): Sociology and Human Services Hometown: Newburyport, MA Did you find S-L, or did S-L find you? It’s the most beautiful relationship ever. We sort of just bumped in to each other. Love at first sight. What Service-Learning classes have you … More Meet S-LTM Chrissy Beluk
By Ruthanne Bandy & Suzie Kim For Dr. Sarah Finn, incorporating service-learning into one of her courses has been a goal for many years. Finn has a doctorate in Composition and Rhetoric Studies from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst where she completed her dissertation research on student activism and writing. Finn examined how student … More First-Year Writing: Science, Technology, & Human Values
Service-Learning Teaching Assistants, Team Managers, and Street Team Members gain professional development in workshops at weekly meetings. By Lisa Randall “What’s good in life?” At the start of each large group Service-Learning student leader meeting, Assistant Director of Service-Learning at Northeastern Lisa Roe begins by posing this question to the group. Street Team members, Service-Learning … More Wednesday Nights with Service-Learning Student Leaders
Many of the community needs in Boston center around the city’s youth and the desire for additional academic support. As such, a significant number of service-learning students are engaged in service that involves tutoring at after or in-school programs throughout the city. Building resources for our students to use so that they can serve confidently is … More Tutoring Tips Tuesday: Yaa Kyeremateng
By Katie Elliot Who are you and what are you doing here? This past week the faculty member who teaches the First-Year Writing section I am the Service-Learning Teaching Assistant for asked his students this question. Furthermore, Mark Edmundson asks all college students this question. Edmundson proclaims: “You can get a terrific education in America now—there … More Who are you and what are you doing here?
Northeastern Center of Community Service and the Massachusetts Promise Fellowship would like to thank all the participants, facilitators, and volunteers that helped make our 2016 MLK Day of Service and Leadership such a tremendous success! The event engaged over 300 NU students, local youth, AmeriCorps members, and community leaders in service projects and leadership workshops that focused … More TBT: MLK Day of Service & Leadership