#CapturingCommunity Sadiya Gurhan

Role within service-learning: Service-Learning Teaching Assistant Did you find service-learning or did service-learning find you?  Service-Learning definitely found me. I was taking a class in the spring and my professor asked anyone if they would would like to be a teaching assistant for her class happening in the fall and that’s when I learned about service-learning. I’ve always loved … More #CapturingCommunity Sadiya Gurhan

#CapturingCommunity Colleen Holohan

Role within service-learning: Director of Massachusetts Promise Fellowship Did you find service-learning or did service-learning find you?  I’d say service-learning and I found each other simultaneously! After starting work in the Center of Community Service at the Massachusetts Promise Fellowship, I quickly realized that service-learning could play a great role in building the capacity of our program. I’ve since had … More #CapturingCommunity Colleen Holohan

#CapturingCommunity Mackenzie Montgomery

Role within service-learning: Service-Learning Team Manager What is one thing everyone should know about service-learning?  It is a two way street! Meaning, the relationship between the student and the community partner/population served is mutually beneficial.  The student is learning from the community partner they serve with in a way that helps them concretely develop understandings … More #CapturingCommunity Mackenzie Montgomery

#CapturingCommunity Cynthia Wilkersen

Role within service-learning: Program Manager at Little Brothers–Friends of the Elderly What is one thing everyone should know about service-learning? Service-Learning is an opportunity and a chance to learn about your community! How are your values expressed through your community engagement and service-learning work? At Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly we value community and connection. Our service-learning work offers students the … More #CapturingCommunity Cynthia Wilkersen

#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 … More #CapturingCommunity Becca Berkey

#CapturingCommunity Amy Stahl

Role within service-learning: Massachusetts Campus Compact AmeriCorps*VISTA What is one thing everyone should know about service-learning?  Service-Learning can be a fantastic resource for community organizations. Generation Citizen has benefited hugely from partnering with NU Service-learning. We’ve gained traditional program volunteers as well as talented Computer Science majors who have developed tech far beyond what we … More #CapturingCommunity Amy Stahl

Hungry to learn about The Food Project?

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?

Reflection from a Tutor at 826 Boston

Written by Mufan Xu, service-learning publication arts student Mufan served with 826 Boston’s Writers Room at Burke High school through the First-Year Writing course with Sebastian Stockman in Spring 2017   My service-learning experience at the Burke High School has been a unique and memorable experience. In the past month, I have grown from an insecure … More Reflection from a Tutor at 826 Boston