College Affiliation: COS & CSSH
Minor: Cultural Anthropology & Global Social Entrepreneurship
Name: Waverly Jackson
Role within Service-Learning: S-L Teaching Assistant
How are your values expressed through your community engagement and Service-Learning work?
I have strong values in being empathetic, working hard, and fostering inclusion. Service-Learning, a pathway to community engagement, has allowed me to further strengthen my values in various settings.
What is one thing everyone should know about Service-Learning?
Service-Learning is for everyone!
Did you find Service-Learning or did Service-Learning find you?
Service-Learning found me during the second semester of my freshman year at Northeastern. I was taking two courses that incorporated S-L into their curriculum, Human Services Professions and Education in the Community, and went on to volunteer at Ellis Memorial in their after school program.
What is your favorite memory of Service-Learning?
My favorite S-L memory was playing in a touch-football game at Ellis Memorial with a group of students between the ages of 7 and 12. It was the first warm(ish) spring day in Boston and everyone was so excited to be playing outside – the excitement from everyone was electrifying.
If Service-Learning were a color, what would it be and why?
Periwinkle – because it is inclusive and subtly bold in it’s mission
If Service-Learning were a food, what would it be and why?
Ice cream – because it is sweet and has a variety of flavors!