#CapturingCommunity Lauren Swank

  Role within service-learning: Service-Learning Teaching Assistant What is one thing everyone should know about service-learning?  Know the importance of the hyphen! Volunteering in the community is such a wonderful opportunity that students in the Service-Learning department get to be a large part of. These experiences teach us important lessons– as long as you stay … More #CapturingCommunity Lauren Swank

#CapturingCommunity Sadiya Gurhan

Role within service-learning: Service-Learning Teaching Assistant Did you find service-learning or did service-learning find you?  Service-Learning definitely found me. I was taking a class in the spring and my professor asked anyone if they would would like to be a teaching assistant for her class happening in the fall and that’s when I learned about service-learning. I’ve always loved … More #CapturingCommunity Sadiya Gurhan

#CapturingCommunity Mackenzie Montgomery

Role within service-learning: Service-Learning Team Manager What is one thing everyone should know about service-learning?  It is a two way street! Meaning, the relationship between the student and the community partner/population served is mutually beneficial.  The student is learning from the community partner they serve with in a way that helps them concretely develop understandings … More #CapturingCommunity Mackenzie Montgomery

#CapturingCommunity Cynthia Wilkersen

Role within service-learning: Program Manager at Little Brothers–Friends of the Elderly What is one thing everyone should know about service-learning? Service-Learning is an opportunity and a chance to learn about your community! How are your values expressed through your community engagement and service-learning work? At Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly we value community and connection. Our service-learning work offers students the … More #CapturingCommunity Cynthia Wilkersen

#CapturingCommunity Becca Berkey

Role within service-learning: Director of the Service-Learning Program What is one thing everyone should know about service-learning? Service-Learning is an experiential pedagogical approach that looks for meaningful partnership at the intersection of two questions: 1) What should the students learn through the experience(s)? and 2) What are the community’s goals? In this way, there is … More #CapturingCommunity Becca Berkey

#CapturingCommunity Amy Stahl

Role within service-learning: Massachusetts Campus Compact AmeriCorps*VISTA What is one thing everyone should know about service-learning?  Service-Learning can be a fantastic resource for community organizations. Generation Citizen has benefited hugely from partnering with NU Service-learning. We’ve gained traditional program volunteers as well as talented Computer Science majors who have developed tech far beyond what we … More #CapturingCommunity Amy Stahl

#CapturingCommunity Kerrin Bersani

Role within service-learning: Ethos Volunteer Coordinator AmeriCorps*Vista What is one thing everyone should know about service-learning?  Service-Learning is a great way to put into practice all of the skills you have been learning in the classroom. Reflecting on your service challenges you to further understand what you have gained from your experience. It can be fun … More #CapturingCommunity Kerrin Bersani