By Service-Learning Program Assistant Asta MacKie Take a few minutes to learn about Becca Berkey, Lisa Roe, Amanda Tompkins, Kelsie O’Flanagan, and Asta MacKie – the Service-Learning team behind this semester’s partnerships (and meet their furry friends!). Name: Becca Berkey Role within Service-Learning: Director of Service-Learning and faculty member for Food Justice & Community … More Meet the Spring 2018 Service-Learning Program Staff!
By Service-Learning Program Assistant & Co-op Asta MacKie Service-Learning can take many forms depending on the goals of the community partner and learning goals of the course. While many courses and groups on campus took place in weekly service this past semester, such as tutoring or office support, others spent their service time creating … More Lasting Visuals: Artifacts of Service-Learning Partnerships
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, … More #CapturingCommunity: Action for Boston Community Development and Connections & Decisions
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 … More Partnership Spotlight: Catholic Charities of Boston, Labouré Center
By Service-Learning Program Assistant and Co-op Asta MacKie Each year, members of the Northeastern community travel to participate in the International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE) conference. While Northeastern University hosted the event in 2015, this year the conference took place at the National University of Ireland Galway and was … More Fall 2017 International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement Conference
Role within service-learning: Service-Learning Program Associate What is one thing everyone should know about service-learning? Once you start service-learning, you never go back to “regular” learning! I often used to say this as a joke but after going through a multitude of positions in the S-L program, I recognize that being part of S-L caused … More #CapturingCommunity Suzie Kim
Written by Service-Learning Program Assistant and Co-op Jasmine Cheung Pictured above (Top photo from left to right): Dr. Becca Berkey with her students hard at work shoveling, planting and dropping scallion seeds. On a sunny Wednesday afternoon two weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to tag along with the Food Justice and Community Development class … More Hungry to learn about The Food Project?
Northeastern University’s Community Engagement Awards celebrate partnerships involving students, neighborhood organizations and/or residents, faculty, administrators, and staff from the campus and community that are committed to creating reciprocal partnerships that are mutually respectful, socially and ethically responsive, strategic, and purposeful. Congratulations to the Psychosocial Aspects of Healthcare Seminar service-learning course partnership for winning one of six … More Congratulations to the Psychosocial Aspects of Healthcare Seminar Service-Learning Course Partnership!
Professor Sue Freeman of NU’s College of Engineering was recently awarded one of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston’s annual Volunteer of the Year award. Nominated by Yawkey Club Technology Director Murray Bass, Professor Freeman has dedicated six years of service with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston (BGCB) – both at the … More Congratulations Sue Freeman!
By Service-Learning Program Assistant and Co-op, Malia Bow On Reading Day at Northeastern, we held the biannual Service-Learning EXPO. And just like the few days of sun we’ve seen since 2017 started, it was fleeting yet celebrated. For this semester, we chose a tea party garden theme to encapsulate not only vibrant colors and a … More Spring 2017 Service-Learning EXPO Recap