#CapturingCommunity Henry Finnegan


Role within service-learning: Service-Learning Program Assistant and Co-op, S-LTA.

Service-Learning course: First-Year Writing

Did you find service-learning or did service-learning find you? Describe how you entered this community.

I found service-learning. While searching for my first co-op, I came across the job description for my current position. I researched more into what service-learning does and how it is implemented at Northeastern, and realized that it was a program that I really wanted to be a part of and learn more about. The rest is history!

What is one thing everyone should know about service-learning?

That it isn’t a burden or extra work built into a course, but a way to understand learning differently, and apply lessons you’ve learned in class to a real-world situation. It’s a rare opportunity and I think everyone should try it at least once.

If service-learning was a kitchen utensil, which would it be and why?

If S-L was a kitchen utensil, it would be a whisk, because it takes all kinds of different ingredients and turns them into one. Students, faculty members, S-LTAs, community partners, and other S-L stakeholders are all combined into one great partnership.

Photo and Interview by Liza Ashley

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