#CapturingCommunity: Madhavi Venkatesan

Name: Madhavi Venkatesan Role within Service-Learning: 2018-2019 Service-Learning Fellow and S-L Faculty Member College: College of Social Sciences and Humanities Department: Economics How are your values expressed through your community engagement and Service-Learning work? Service-Learning (S-L) provides a tangible learning opportunity to students that classroom instruction alone cannot provide. Through a curriculum integrated S-L project, students can gain... Continue Reading →

#CapturingCommunity: Yao Xiao

Name: Yao Xiao Role within Service-Learning: Center for Community Service Co-op and Program Assistant Major: Informatics Minor: Analytics How are your values expressed through your community engagement and community service work? I was a business student, and all I care was profit and efficiency until I am work with CCS, I start to feel more related to... 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 →

#CapturingCommunity: David Meshoulam

Name: David Meshoulam Role within Service-Learning: Community Partner What organization do you represent: Speak for the Trees How are your values expressed through your community engagement and Service-Learning work? We aim to connect residents to their community through appreciating and inventorying trees as a way to connect people to space and neighbors. What is one thing... Continue Reading →

#CapturingCommunity: Lauren Scornavacca

Name: Lauren Scornavacca Role within Service-Learning: Service-Learning Teaching Assistant for Cornerstone of Engineering Did you find Service-Learning or did Service-Learning find you? Service-Learning found me! The summer before my freshman year I received an email from Professor Freeman. She is in charge of Service-Learning in the Cornerstone of Engineering course (which would later become the... Continue Reading →

#CapturingCommunity: Chelsea Lauder

Name: Chelsea Lauder Role within Service-Learning: Service-Learning Team Manager and Service-Learning Teaching Assistant for First-Year Writing Did you find Service-Learning or did Service-Learning find you? I would say I found Service-Learning... Freshman year I was trying to decide if I wanted to change my major and what classes I wanted to take and when I... Continue Reading →

#CapturingCommunity: Barak Soreff

Name: Barak Soreff Role within Service-Learning: Administrative Assistant for Camp Harborview Did you find Service-Learning or did Service-Learning find you? Service-Learning found me...then found me again...and seems to continue finding me in really meaningful ways. My introduction to the practice was in an English course that I took at community college. At the time I... Continue Reading →

#CapturingCommunity: Shan Mohammed

Name: Shan Mohammed Role within Service-Learning: Service-Learning Advisory Board Member What is one thing everyone should know about Service-Learning? The rewards of Service-Learning are well worth the hard work, dedication and patience needed to be successful. Having the support of the Service-Learning Office helps immensely. I have grown as a faculty member and person from... Continue Reading →

#CapturingCommunity: Sheyla Carew

Name: Sheyla Carew Role within Service-Learning: Volunteer Interpreters Program Coordinator at Boston Housing Authority How are your values expressed through your community engagement and Service-Learning work? The Center for Community Engagement and Civil Rights started the Volunteer Interpreters Program as an initiative "from the community to the community". Students assist Boston Housing's clients who speak limited English... Continue Reading →

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