S-L Student & Faculty Reflections

#CapturingCommunity: Audrey Grace

Name: Audrey Grace

Role in Service-Learning: Staff/Administrator

What is one thing everyone should know about Service-Learning?
I work with the Service-Learning faculty, administrators, and student leaders who help to make the Service-Learning experiences as impactful as it can be. Therefore, in my experience, one thing that everyone should know about Service-Learning is the amount of thought and attention that goes into planning each experience. There is a high level of intentionality and commitment to social justice oriented, community-driven education that I believe makes this experiential learning opportunity unforgettable and impactful for all involved.

Did you find Service-Learning or did Service-Learning find you?
They found me! Although I am a Northeastern alum, I first learned about Service-Learning through the partnerships it had with my department before I started. I was more than happy and excited to continue the work. I wish I had something like this when I went to college and I hope that every student and faculty member takes advantage of this amazing program.

What is your favorite memory of Service-Learning?
I have so many wonderful memories from my work with the Service-Learning folks. Each time I work with the Service-Learning community, I leave feeling inspired and motivated in other aspects of my work. But, if you would like one memory, I really enjoyed the Publicly Engaged Scholar-in-Residence event featuring educational sociologist Dr. Timothy K. Eatman. Dr. Eatman’s workshop on unconscious bias and, in particular, the connections I made with the other participants, were unforgettable.

If Service-Learning were a food, what would it be and why?
It would probably be a nice paella or biryani because it’s flavorful, (ful)filling, and includes something for everyone. Also, it is a food that brings people together! Too cheesy?

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