By Program Assistant & Co-op Amanda Tompkins and Program Assistant Asta MacKie Each year, the Service-Learning Program asks our community to nominate any student, faculty member, community partner, or Service-Learning Student Leader who goes above and beyond in their role within Service-Learning. This year, we received a record number of nominations, and were so pleased … More Congratulations to the 2017-2018 Course-Community Collaboration Award Winners!
Name: Barak Soreff Role within Service-Learning: Administrative Assistant for Camp Harborview Did you find Service-Learning or did Service-Learning find you? Service-Learning found me…then found me again…and seems to continue finding me in really meaningful ways. My introduction to the practice was in an English course that I took at community college. At the time I … More #CapturingCommunity: Barak Soreff
Name: Sheyla Carew Role within Service-Learning: Volunteer Interpreters Program Coordinator at Boston Housing Authority How are your values expressed through your community engagement and Service-Learning work? The Center for Community Engagement and Civil Rights started the Volunteer Interpreters Program as an initiative “from the community to the community”. Students assist Boston Housing’s clients who speak limited English … More #CapturingCommunity: Sheyla Carew
Name: Sara Garrard Role within Service-Learning: Community Partner and Pastor at Old West Church (OWC) How are your values expressed through your community engagement and Service-Learning work? One of the main aspects and values of my job is not only doing works of equity and justice, but empowering and equipping others to do the same. … More #CapturingCommunity: Sara Garrard
Role within service-learning: Family Community Engagement Coordinator at Joseph J. Hurley K-8 School What is one thing everyone should know about service-learning? It is an opportunity to get out of your comfort zone and try new things for the first time. It is an opportunity to build community and network while making a difference. … More #CapturingCommunity Karen Gonzalez
Role within service-learning: Director of Massachusetts Promise Fellowship Did you find service-learning or did service-learning find you? I’d say service-learning and I found each other simultaneously! After starting work in the Center of Community Service at the Massachusetts Promise Fellowship, I quickly realized that service-learning could play a great role in building the capacity of our program. I’ve since had … More #CapturingCommunity Colleen Holohan
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
Role within service-learning: Community Partner-Volunteer Engagement Coordinator, AmeriCorps VISTA at 826 Boston How are your values expressed through your community engagement and service-learning work? There’s no “one way” to volunteer. In the past we’ve had S-L students tutor high schoolers during their school day, work with elementary school students on creative writing in after-school programs, … More #CapturingCommunity Kieran Collier