Contact Us

Center of Community Service 
Offices at 212 CP and 172 CSC
Main Phone: 617-373-5809
communityservice@neu.edu
Mailing address: 360 Huntington Ave., 212 CP
Boston MA 02115 


Co-curricular Community Service Program Staff:

Hilary Sullivan 
Associate Director, Service & Community Partnerships
Center of Community Service
212 Columbus Place
617-373-5838 | h.sullivan@neu.edu

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Hilary Sullivan is the Associate Director for Service and Community Partnerships. In the Center of Community Service, she manages the Civic Engagement Program (CEP) and the nuSERVES program and oversees other co-curricular service activities including Alternative Spring Break (ASB), Husky Volunteer Teams (HVT), one time service events and the bi-annual volunteer fairs. Prior to arriving at Northeastern in 2012, Hilary volunteered and worked with numerous schools and nonprofits across the country over the last 15 years. After graduating from college, Hilary served for two years as an AmeriCorps National Service Member, traveling around the country doing different types of service projects. She went on to teach GED classes to ex-offenders in Washington DC, manage a family literacy program for immigrant families, and worked for four years with the national early literacy organization Jumpstart. She also created and led the Boston AmeriCorps Alumni Board of Directors from 2008-2012. Hilary earned a Bachelors in Social Work from Westfield State College and a Masters in Nonprofit Management from the University of Maryland. In her free time, she enjoys reading, swimming, biking and traveling the globe.

I’m a resource for: time management, goal setting, and literacy and AmeriCorps National Service programs

Fun Fact: I have been a competitive swimmer for over 20 years

 

Anna Sylvester
Assistant Director, Community Service Programs & Events
Center of Community Service
172 Curry Student Center
617-373-7479 |  a.sylvester@neu.edu

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Anna Sylvester is the Assistant Director for Community Service Programs and Events. Anna has been working at Northeastern since 2010, and in this role with the Center of Community Service since July 2012. From 2010 – 2012, she worked as the Assistant to the Vice President of City and Community Affairs. Prior to working for Northeastern, Anna worked for the Boston City Council as a legislative aide and community liaison. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Northeastern in 2007, and her Master of Education, also from Northeastern, in 2012. She is a Husky through and through!

I’m a resource for: Resumé review, City of Boston government, volunteering for the environment

Fun Fact: I have a passion for birding

 

 

Connor Doherty
Co-op Program Assistant
Center of Community Service
172 Curry Student Center
617-373-5809 | communityservice@neu.edu

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Connor is the new Co-Curricular Program Assistant at the Center of Community Service. He is currently in his third year at Northeastern University and is pursuing a degree in Communications and Political Science. Connor is involved in both theatre and leadership positions on campus, serving NU Pride's Vice President and Her Campus Northeastern's Secretary. Connor spends his free time blogging, operating a college humor site that received over fifty thousand views within its first four months.

I'm a resource for: Anything volunteer-related, including Husky Volunteer Team, Service Days, and both ongoing and one-time service opportunities.

Fun Fact: I once sat next to Cynthia Nixon on the train. I was the only one who recognized her.

 

Caroline Fried
Civic Engagement Program Assistant
Center of Community Service
212 Columbus Place
617-373-2237 | c.fried@neu.edu

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Caroline is the Civic Engagement Program’s second co-op and this is her first co-op experience.  She is a second-year student at Northeastern University with majors in International Affairs and History and minors in Chinese and Social Entrepreneurship. A CEP student herself, Caroline’s extensive service experience goes back to her high school days in Greensboro, North Carolina, where she served as a teacher’s assistant in a class of immigrant students.  Since beginning her college career, Caroline has served as a tutor and assistant at Viet-AID in Dorchester and as an arts administration intern at Urbanity Dance in Boston. Caroline loves to travel, having spent the last two summers abroad in Taiwan and Indonesia, with a third summer abroad lined up for this July, when she will travel to China on her second Dialogue of Civilizations program to sharpen her Mandarin skills.

I’m a resource for: Anything relating to CEP, including time logs, general inquiries, and service opportunities for CEP students.

Fun fact: I’m involved with Northeastern’s Ballroom Dance Club and my favorite ballroom dance is cha cha.  

 

Service-Learning Program Staff:

Becca Berkey
Associate Director & Service-Learning Coordinator
Center of Community Service
212 Columbus Place
617-373-5840 | r.berkey@neu.edu

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Becca began as the Associate Director & Service-Learning Coordinator at Northeastern’s Center of Community Service in February 2013.  Previously, Becca served as the Coordinator of Experiential Education in the Center for Engagement, Learning, and Teaching at Keene State. She has also served as a Course Director for Business Ethics and Social Responsibility at Full Sail University in Orlando, Florida and worked at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida facilitating leadership education and development initiatives on campus both in the curriculum and the co-curriculum. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Butler University, and a Master’s degree in College Student Personnel from Miami University.

Becca is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Environmental Studies at Antioch University New England. Her dissertation research is at the intersection of leadership, change, and environmental justice with a specific interest in the justice issues facing farmworkers.  She is collaborating with the Northeast Organic Farming Association for her project entitled Justice Issues Impacting Farmers and Farmworkers on Organic Farms in the Northeast: A Mixed Methods Study. In addition, she was published in an anthology on Environmental Leadership compiled by scholars at Duke University. She has served as an Instructor and Academic Dean for the Civic Leadership Institute and as a Site Director for a Civic Week program (for Northwestern University), and believes wholeheartedly in all things related to positive social change. In her free time, she loves running and being active, spending time with her husband, Jonathan and stepson, Kaiman and trying new restaurants!

I’m a resource for: Service-Learning Design, Pedagogy, & Practice; Participatory Action Research; Community-Based Participatory Research; High-Impact Practices; Qualitative Research

Fun fact: I have run 4 marathons, the most recent being New York City in November 2011.

 

Lisa Paquette
Service-Learning Promotion & Assessment Coordinator
Center of Community Service
212 Columbus Place
617-373-4823 | l.paquette@neu.edu

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Lisa Paquette has been with the Center of Community Service since 2005 when she served as a 6-month co-op student.  Lisa moved on to being a founding member of the Service-Learning Teaching Assistant Program before being hired full-time as the Service-Learning Promotion & Assessment Coordinator in October 2008. In this role she manages the evaluation and assessment processes for the Service-Learning Program, as well as created the Service-Learning newsletter and semi-annual partnership recognition events. Additionally, Lisa works with faculty to advise them on best practices of integrating Service-Learning into their curriculum. She also co-manages a group of 30+ graduate and undergraduate Service-Learning Teaching Assistants.

A double husky, Lisa earned her BA in Sociology in 2008 as well as her M.Ed. with a concentration in Higher Education Administration in 2011 from Northeastern.  

I’m a resource for: Service-Learning, Evaluation & Assessment, Survey Construction, Reflection, Student Advising

Fun Fact: I have a shameless obsession with kitchen gadgets, utensils, and anything else!

 

Devon Bettinson
Co-op Service-Learning Program Assistant
Center of Community Service
212 Columbus Place
617-373-5602 | d.bettinson@neu.edu

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Devon is the new Service-Learning Program Assistant at the center of community service.  Devon is a Second Year at Northeastern University and this is her first Co-op Experience.  Devon is currently working on her BA for the combined major of Political Science and International Affairs with a minor in Environmental Science. Volunteer service is something she highly values, currently she participates with organizations and clubs such as Peace Through Play, Generation Citizen, VISION, H.E.A.T, C.U.P, Her Campus Northeastern and more. Devon is aspiring to work with young adults in politics and human services when she finishes school.

I’m a resource for: Undergraduate students enrolling or enrolled in the service-learning courses at Northeastern.

Fun Fact: I have managed to avoid the red line the entire time I’ve lived in Boston

 

Stacey Anderson
Co-op Service-Learning Program Assistant
Center of Community Service
212 Columbus Place
617-373-2237 | st.anderson@neu.edu

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Stacey Anderson is a 2nd year at Northeastern University studying Political Science and Philosophy. She has come to Boston from Berwyn, Pennsylvania which is a suburb of Philadelphia. This is her first co-op at Northeastern and she is very excited to spend it in the Service-Learning office. As a freshman, Stacey participated in nuSERVES and JumpStart which gave her, her very first experience as a volunteer in the Boston community. At home in Pennsylvania, she consistently worked with Habitat for Humanity, Bethesda House, AIDS Fund, and Kids in Crisis. Stacey has a passion for the city of Boston and the various neighborhoods and individuals who make up our wonderful vibrant city. One of the most exciting activities to happen to her so far in Boston was this year’s project, Play Me I’m Your’s. Brought here from Europe, Boston is the first North American city to welcome this art project across the Atlantic. With Play Me I’m Your’s there were 75 colorful pianos placed around the city to be played by anyone who wished, having been trained in classical piano, starting at age 5, she believed this was an excellent opportunity for all the various musicians of Boston to share their talents with others.

Resource: Anyone walking into the office with questions or assisting anyone here on the staff; excellent Jumpstart resource; expert on pop culture/E! News reporting

Fun Fact: I have over 100 children’s movies on VHS, all still functional. Go Walt!

 

Massachusetts Promise Fellowship Program Staff:

Colleen Holohan
Director
MA Promise Fellowship Program
212 Columbus Place
617-373-7881 | c.holohan@neu.edu

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Colleen has 9 years of experience working with AmeriCorps programs and communities across Massachusetts. She came to Boston in 2003 to serve as an AmeriCorps*VISTA member with the Massachusetts Campus Compact (MACC). Based at Emerson College in downtown Boston, she worked on strengthening partnerships between the college and local community organizations.

Colleen also spent two years with MACC as the AmeriCorps*VISTA leader, training and supporting her fellow VISTA members serving on campuses across the state.  In 2006, she joined the staff of the Massachusetts Promise Fellowship (MPF), a statewide AmeriCorps program focused on delivering mentoring, academic enrichment, and college and career readiness programs to young people through out-of-school time programming. Colleen served as a coordinator and manager with MPF, designing and delivering training, supporting and coaching AmeriCorps members, developing and managing evaluation systems, and developing and strengthening community partnerships. In her current role as Director, Colleen leads a team of staff in supporting 40 AmeriCorps members to deliver essential programs to young people across the Commonwealth.

Colleen is an advocate for individuals with disabilities and has served as a volunteer and mentor with Best Buddies and Partners for Youth with Disabilities.  She is also a board member of Oil Heat Cares, a non-profit foundation that assists needy persons and organizations with the replacement of their oil heating appliances.

Colleen holds a BA in Social Science and Public and Community Service Studies from Providence College and an MA in Leadership and Non-Profit Management from Northeastern University.

I’m a resource for: training, leadership development, best places for campus catering

Fun fact: I am a black belt in Shotokan karate

 

Cecelia Auditore
Evaluation & Volunteer Manager
MA Promise Fellowship Program
212 Columbus Place
617-373-5606 | c.auditore@neu.edu

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Cecelia joined the Massachusetts Promise Fellowship in August 2008 as a fellow and joined the staff in July 2012. Cecelia is from Medford & Somerville and graduated from Emmanuel College with a BA in History and a minor in Political Science.

Upon graduation, Cecelia served as a Mass Promise Fellow at Mass Mentoring Partnership and Adoption and Foster Care Mentoring her second year. While serving at both sites, Cecelia learned a great deal about mentoring, evaluation, and youth development. Recently, Cecelia lived in Chicago where she worked at the University of Chicago in their development office, focusing specifically on their Urban Health Initiative.

Cecelia has her MS in Global Studies and International Affairs from the College of Professional Studies at Northeastern and is currently working towards her Master’s in Public Policy in the MURP program.  She’s very excited to be back in Boston, working for a program that has contributed to both her personal and professional growth. 

I’m a resource for: Project Management, Evaluation, and Somerville

Fun fact: Cecelia has read 8 biographies on Napoleon Bonaparte

 

Katy Allen
Membership Development Manager
MA Promise Fellowship Program
212 Columbus Place
617-373-5312 | k.allen@neu.edu 

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Katy Allen started as a staff member of the Massachusetts Promise Fellowship in the fall of 2012. After graduating from Cornell University, Katy completed two years of full time service that would radically change her life for the better. Her first year was served through the Jesuit Volunteer Corps where she worked at an alternative high school for 18-24 year old youth in Oakland, CA. The second year of service was through the Massachusetts Promise Fellowship (MPF) where she served at a juvenile defense clinic in Roxbury, MA. Upon the completion of her two years of service, Katy worked within the Development Office of MCPHS, where she developed fundraising skills.

With hopes of providing others with a similar life changing experience, Katy is back with the Massachusetts Promise Fellowship as their Member & Program Manager. She hopes to combine her passion for fundraising, teaching and community building to improve MPF’s ability to serve youth across the Commonwealth and develop our future youth-workers and community leaders. 

I’m a resource for: Fundraising, Training and Coaching Supervisees

Fun Fact: I usually have 3-5 knitting projects at various stages of completion at all times

 

Jumpstart Program Staff:

Victoria Solano
Senior Site Manager
Jumpstart
212 Columbus Place
617-373-7877 | v.solano@neu.edu  

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Victoria Solano is the Site Manager for Jumpstart at Northeastern University. As Site Manager, Victoria is charged with recruiting and training 50 college student volunteers to build children’s language, literacy, and social skills so that they enter school prepared to succeed. She is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the program at Northeastern and manages the site’s relationship with five preschool partners located in Roxbury and Dorchester, MA. Prior to joining Jumpstart in 2011, Victoria held various teaching positions where she worked with children whose ages ranged from birth to 6th grade. Most recently, she worked as a Kindergarten teacher at Family Life Academy Charter School in Bronx, NY.

Victoria is an active advocate for children and has a strong passion for education and service. She has a long history of volunteer work with prominent organizations including the Girl Scouts, American Cancer Society, Boggy Creek Camp for Children with Serious Illnesses, and Boston’s Museum of Science. Victoria is a native of Miami, FL and is of Cuban descent. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Florida State University and a Master’s degree in Early Childhood and Special Education from New York University.

I’m a resource for: most Education topics and issues – especially early childhood and special education, building relationships, creating and managing systems

Fun Fact: I love to cook and am working on gathering family recipes to write my own Cuban cookbook.