#CapturingCommunity: Madhavi Venkatesan

Name: Madhavi Venkatesan Role within Service-Learning: 2018-2019 Service-Learning Fellow and S-L Faculty Member College: College of Social Sciences and Humanities Department: Economics How are your values expressed through your community engagement and Service-Learning work? Service-Learning (S-L) provides a tangible learning opportunity to students that classroom instruction alone cannot provide. Through a curriculum integrated S-L project, students can gain... Continue Reading →

#CapturingCommunity: Emily Mann

Name: Emily Mann Role within Service-Learning: Professor for Child Intervention & Treatment What is one thing everyone should know about Service-Learning? Two things! 1. Service-Learning Teaching Assistants are amazing! 2. Students who may feel nervous about jumping into a community organization always find value in their experiences. For most students, these experiences provide a foundation... Continue Reading →

#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... Continue Reading →

Service-Learning & Science

Street Team member and former S-LTA Noa Golan reflects on how faculty member Dr. Begley provides an excellent example for the integration of service-learning into the College of Science.  By Noa Golan My very first semester of college, I was introduced to the wonderful world of service-learning through my Inquires in cell and molecular biology... Continue Reading →

Six Semesters of Service-Learning with Professor Bret Keeling

By Megan Fowler Street Team member Megan Fowler sat down with First-Year Writing faculty members Bret Keeling and Chris Featherman to talk about how Service-Learning is integrated into two different sections of the same course. Professor Keeling's students are partnered with seven community-based organizations (826 Boston, X-Cel, BalletRox, Boston Scholar Athletes, Let's Get Ready, the Hurley School, and EMK), while... Continue Reading →

Chris Featherman uses his First-Year Writing course as a vehicle to explore literacy issues

By Megan Fowler Street Team member Megan Fowler sat down with First-Year Writing faculty members Chris Featherman and Bret Keeling to talk about how Service-Learning is integrated into two different sections of the same course. Professor Featherman's students serve as writing tutors in the John D. O'Bryant School of Math & Science Writer's Room, a space run by... Continue Reading →

Service-Learning Faculty member Jamal Thorne Displays “Phantasmal Espionage”

From Wednesday, Feb. 3 to Sunday, Feb. 28, Service-Learning faculty member Jamal Thorne's artwork will be on display at Kingston Gallery in Boston's South End. Thorne's show, titled "Phantasmal Espionage," will include "a selection of monochromatic representational drawings" as well as a "site-specific wall drawing," according to the press released issued by Kingston Gallery. "This series," according... Continue Reading →

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