#CapturingCommunity: Barak Soreff

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... Continue Reading →

#CapturingCommunity: Sheyla Carew

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... Continue Reading →

#CapturingCommunity: Sara Garrard

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.... Continue Reading →

#CapturingCommunity: Action for Boston Community Development and Connections & Decisions

By Service-Learning Program Assistant & Co-op Asta MacKie This December, as a continuation of our #CapturingCommunity series, we’re highlighting the partnership between the Service-Learning course Connections & Decisions and the community organization Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) by speaking to some of it’s key players.  Read on to see how Service-Learning student Liz Gmoser,... Continue Reading →

Partnership Spotlight: Catholic Charities of Boston, Labouré Center

By Service-Learning Program Assistant & Co-op Asta MacKie Creating Partnerships in Service-Learning Service-Learning is, first and foremost, a relationship constructed to meet the goals of a community organization and the learning goals of a course.  A successful partnership is one in which students are able to perform meaningful service with a community organization while simultaneously... Continue Reading →

#CapturingCommunity Karen Gonzalez

  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.... Continue Reading →

Checking in with Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly

By Megan Fowler Street Team member Megan Fowler chatted with Cynthia Wilkerson, program manager at Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly to learn more about the organization and its partnership with Service-Learning at Northeastern. LBFE has partnered with courses like Community Learning.  What does your organization do? Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly works with Boston residents ages 70 and over... Continue Reading →

Service-Learning at St. Stephen’s Youth Programs

By Iris Zeng During the spring 2016 semester, St. Stephen's Youth Programs (SSYP) partnered with two Service-Learning at Northeastern courses: Community Learning and Child Intervention and Treatment. The organization provides young people from areas of Boston’s most disadvantaged communities with year-round, after school academic enrichment. The organization serves 850 young people in grades K—12+ and includes programming... Continue Reading →

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