The young humanitarians in Peace Through Play work with hundreds of children in K-8 schools and group homes in Boston’s Roxbury, Dorchester, Mission Hill, and South End neighborhoods. “Play provides a forum in which they can learn how to work cooperatively and function as positive members of their communities,” says group member Stephanie Roberts.
The young humanitarians in the university’s chapter of Circle K International completed more than 2,800 hours of community service during the 2015–16 academic year. “Being able to help someone who can’t help himself is what humanity is all about,” said club member Ashley Frizzell.
We spoke with three students who are participating in Alternative Spring Break this week, working at an animal sanctuary in Utah, an organic farm in Puerto Rico, and for a nutrition services program in Georgia. In one-on-one interviews, they shared their experiences and why they are so passionate about volunteerism.
More than 180 students will be participating in the Center of Community Service’s Alternative Spring Break program this week. One group of young humanitarians will be volunteering with a Texas-based nonprofit that was founded by labor rights activist César Chávez to help families fight deportations and effect positive social change in their community.
Last week, dozens of new students participated in Northeastern’s annual nuSERVES program, which gave students the chance to volunteer in the community even before taking their first class.
Weigel, BHS’15, found her career calling in health and medicine from her many volunteering and community service experiences both in Boston and across the globe. After graduation, she’ll begin graduate studies at Tufts Medical School.
Dozens of Northeastern students braved ice, snow banks, and slush puddles to help the city shovel out following record snowfall in recent weeks.
Northeastern University students came together with community members on Monday for the annual MLK Day of Service and Leadership, a daylong community service effort held in honor of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
Lucy West, BHS’15, PharmD’16, was recently elected National President-elect of American Pharmacists Association – Academy of Student Pharmacists. It’s the latest example of her leadership and involvement in a range of impressive campus and professional activities.
Eleven students spent spring break volunteering at the Peaceable Kingdom Retreat for Children, a Texas-based organization that provides fun day camp experiences for kids with special needs.
More than 180 student, faculty, and staff volunteers are doing community service projects across the U.S. and in four other countries this week for Alternative Spring Break. Check out this infographic for a closer look at their impact.
This week, 186 members of the Northeastern community will participate in service projects in 15 communities across the U.S. and four other countries for Alternative Spring Break—a weeklong immersive living and volunteering experience.