By Bree Hussong, Spring 2017 Street Team Member With less than one month left, it is important that we dedicate time to take a step back and remember just why Service-Learning is so great and why we love what we do as students and Street Team members. Getting to Know Your Community Whether you’re new … More Reasons We Love Service-Learning!
By Becca Sirull, Spring 2017 Street Team Member Becoming part of the volunteer staff at a community partner organization can be an incredibly meaningful experience and it only becomes more impactful as you continue learning about the organization. Everyone knows the most basic approach to gathering information starts with the same six questions: who, what, … More What You Can Expect to Learn at Your Service Site
Written by Street Team Member, Becca Sirull On the surface, it’s easy to see why a university Service-Learning Program is mutually beneficial for both student volunteers and community-based organizations (CBOs). Students get a chance to engage in the community while gaining practical skills relevant to their coursework and CBOs are supplied with additional volunteers for … More Four Benefits of Partnering with a Service-Learning Program
By Jess Lynch-Foust Spring 2017, Street Team Member When your professor explains on syllabus day that you’ll be asked to serve 3-5 hours a week as part of your course… But then you start to research your community partner and realize they’re actually pretty awesome. When you go on your community tour with the Street … More 9 Super Real Reactions to Service-Learning Throughout the Semester, as told by New Girl
By Haomu Chen, Street Team Member It doesn’t matter if you have just finished celebrating the greatest comeback in the history of all sports, or you have just got through another draining day in the office of your first co-op, or you are about to go into another 100-page-long journey of reading or writing. Let us … More Service-Learning Course Spotlight: Human Services Professions
By Street Team Member Claire Bergsten As I apply to my first real, post-grad job, I cannot help but look back on my last five years at Northeastern. My experience here would not have been half as great without the Service-Learning Program, and it added value to my education that I would have not gotten … More Reflection from a Fifth Year
By Service-Learning Program Assistant and Co-op Henry Finnegan This semester was an absolute blast, and we are so thankful for everyone who contributed to make it a success. In order to show our appreciation to our amazing community partners, the Service-Learning Street Team compiled a playlist of songs that community partners said reflected their experience … More Community Partner Appreciation Playlist!
By Service-Learning Street Team member Tyler Nicholson With the end of the Fall semester looming, the winter months and holiday season are fast upon us. Winter not only brings a lot of commonly celebrated holidays, it also brings the cold. It REALLY brings the cold. Between runs to class in the frigid weather and dodging … More Reasons Why Service-Learning is the Gift That Keeps on Giving!
by Street Team member Tyler Nicholson Before I became a member of the Street Team, I took a Service-Learning (S-L) First-Year Writing course. My classmates and I served at the John D. O’Bryant Math and Science Academy through 826 Boston’s Writer’s Room and worked with students grades 9-12 on their literature assignments. Being in that … More Revisiting Service
By Street Team Member Ben Sanders With the start of each semester, our Service-Learning family here at Northeastern gets a little bigger with the addition of new community partners. All of these organizations do such amazing work all across Boston’s communities and we are very excited that they have partnered with us. Why not give … More Fall-ing in Love With Our New Community Partners