#CapturingCommunity: Yao Xiao

Name: Yao Xiao Role within Service-Learning: Center for Community Service Co-op and Program Assistant Major: Informatics Minor: Analytics How are your values expressed through your community engagement and community service work? I was a business student, and all I care was profit and efficiency until I am work with CCS, I start to feel more related to... Continue Reading →

Welcome to the Round Table

Written by S-L Student and Graduate Assistant, Courtney Woodman This semester marks the second year of Service-Learning at Northeastern’s involvement with Round Table Inc., a long-time community partner of Northeastern University’s Center of Community Service. Founded and run by George Benner and situated in the heart of the Mary Ellen McCormack housing project, Round Table... Continue Reading →

#CapturingCommunity: David Meshoulam

Name: David Meshoulam Role within Service-Learning: Community Partner What organization do you represent: Speak for the Trees How are your values expressed through your community engagement and Service-Learning work? We aim to connect residents to their community through appreciating and inventorying trees as a way to connect people to space and neighbors. What is one thing... Continue Reading →

#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 →

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