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
By Lily Tiarks As many of you are first-year students, this may be your first experience commuting somewhere other than school. Or maybe not. But either way, commuting can be one of the more challenging elements of volunteering. I bet we’ve all been there—you know that you should be on your way to volunteering, and … More Tips for Students with the Commuting Blues
By Iris Zeng Be excited about everything There will be times when a student doesn’t want to participate in an activity. Whether they’re refusing to read a book or pushing their carrots to the side, it can be difficult to persuade them to join the rest of the group or try a few pieces of … More Tips for Working with Young Children (Pre-K – 2nd Grade)