Role within service-learning: Service-Learning Program Assistant & Co-op at Northeastern University What is one thing everyone should know about service-learning? Service-Learning is a fantastic way to get the best of both worlds. Not only do students fulfill academic and educational goals, but they also interact with the community becoming more engaged with different cultures and … More #CapturingCommunity Malia Bow
Role within service-learning: Jumpstart Site Manager What is one thing everyone should know about service-learning? Service–Learning is fun! You are gaining experience and insight to important things that are currently happening in our community and our world. You are getting to put into practice what you are learning in class into real life situations. Students who … More #CapturingCommunity Catherine Stillerman
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
Role within service-learning: Community Partner-Volunteer Engagement Coordinator, AmeriCorps VISTA at 826 Boston How are your values expressed through your community engagement and service-learning work? There’s no “one way” to volunteer. In the past we’ve had S-L students tutor high schoolers during their school day, work with elementary school students on creative writing in after-school programs, … More #CapturingCommunity Kieran Collier
Written by Service-Learning Teaching Assistant, Linda Yan I like doing community service and enjoy being in the classroom. From volunteering as a museum guide, a mentor of a 7-year-old girl, to working as a Spanish instructor in my spare time, I have enjoyed the pure happiness of helping people and seeing them gain knowledge. For … More How I joined the S-L Family
Role within service-learning: Service-Learning student Service-Learning course: Advanced Chinese 1, Served with Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly Did you find service-learning or did service-learning find you? service-learning found me as it was already integrated into the curriculum for my Advanced Mandarin course. What is one thing everyone should know about service-learning? As you … More #CapturingCommunity Shivank Taksali
Role within service-learning: Service-Learning Fellow and Faculty Member in the Foundation Year Program for English Did you find service-learning or did service-learning find you? I have always incorporated days of service into my courses, as I’ve discovered that my students become their best versions of themselves when they are untethered from the classroom and engaging in the … More #CapturingCommunity Amy Lantinga
Role within service-learning: Faculty Member in the Department of English within the College of Social Sciences and Humanities Service-Learning course: First-Year Writing Did you find service-learning or did service-learning find you? I first taught a writing class with a service-learning component when I was teaching at MIT. It was a first-year writing (FYW) class with a focus on technical … More #CapturingCommunity Neal Lerner
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!
Written by Service-Learning Program Associate, Suzie Kim On a Wednesday evening in late March, close to 45 community partners and faculty members gathered for an evening mixer of creative collaboration! The What Keeps Us Up at Night? event was a space to support free-form connections between all stakeholders of Service-Learning to explore what keeps each … More What Keeps Us Up at Night?