#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 →

Working with Vibrant Boston

I am fortunate that my group was assigned Vibrant Boston because not only do we have a lot to offer them, but also they have a lot to offer us. By Alexina Prather   For the Strategic Communications for Non Profit Organizations course, I am currently partnered with Vibrant Boston as a service-learning organization. Vibrant... Continue Reading →

Friends of the Children, Boston

By Madeline DuBois When I was given my service-learning assignment, I was very excited to be taking on a challenge. That excitement has not diminished, but my expectations have been adjusted. I initially thought the position would be very structured with specific tasks to be accomplished each time, but there is actually a lot of freedom... Continue Reading →

Getting in the Zone

By Kyle Rossini I am writing my reflection for my service-learning with Boston Scholar Athletes as I sit on the Red Line on the T, coming back from my first tutoring session, because I have so much stuff fresh in my mind that I wouldn’t want to hold off the reflection and forget it all. ... Continue Reading →

Service-Learning and the Real World

By Claire Bergsten I am currently working with Hostelling International, an organization that runs hostels worldwide and has one in downtown Boston by the Theatre District. By the end of the semester, my service-learning group and I will have designed a strategic communications plan as our project. We are focusing on increasing attendance at their... Continue Reading →

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