Questioning Service-Learning and Community Engagement: A Workshop

Written by S-L Graduate Assistant Sophia LaCortiglia For the past few years, members of Northeastern's Service-Learning community have attended an annual Service-Learning conference hosted by Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). Using the knowledge and information they learned from these conferences, a group of Service-Learning faculty hosted a Service-Learning workshop. This workshop centered on the research... Continue Reading →

Enabling Engineering: A Reflection

Written by S-L Graduate Assistant Courtney Woodman & S-LTA Julia Hayward On December 4th, 2018, students in Professor Waleed Meleis' Enabling Engineering course, along with members of the student group, gave their final presentations on the progress on their projects. What is Enabling Engineering? In the words of Julia Hayward, Service-Learning Teaching Assistant for the... Continue Reading →

2018 Robotics Showcase Reflection

Written by Service-Learning Teaching Assistant Alex Spak "Cornerstones of Engineering," is one of the first classes required of all freshman students in the college of engineering. Professor Susan Freeman is one of several professors who teach this course. The noticeable difference, however, is that Professor Freeman incorporates Service-Learning into her Cornerstone class by partnering with... Continue Reading →

Welcome to the Round Table

Written by S-L Student and Graduate Assistant Courtney Woodman This semester marks the second year of Service-Learning at Northeastern’s involvement with Round Table Inc., a long-time community partner of Northeastern University’s Center of Community Service. Founded and run by George Benner and situated in the heart of the Mary Ellen McCormack housing project, Round Table... Continue Reading →

#CapturingCommunity: Sophia LaCortiglia

Name: Sophia LaCortiglia Role within Service-Learning: Graduate Assistant Program of Study: JD/MS in Criminology and Criminal Justice How are your values expressed through your community engagement and Service-Learning work? I highly value community advocacy and through my work in Service-Learning I can become a better advocate for future clients. What is one thing everyone should know... Continue Reading →

Tips for Leading Your Peers

Written by Tyler Nicholson, Service-Learning Street Team member Being a successful leader is a skill that requires practice, effort and the ability to communicate and articulate effectively. When making a decision as a leader, it is important to consider the context of the situation: who are you working with? What are you looking to do... Continue Reading →

#CapturingCommunity: Asta MacKie

  Name: Asta MacKie Role within Service-Learning: Service-Learning Program Assistant How are your values expressed through your community engagement and Service-Learning work? I believe that it is so important for large institutions, companies, and universities to take accountability for their presence and influence in a community and do what they can to make a positive impact rather... Continue Reading →

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