Student group harnesses the power of play to foster peace

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.

Northeastern students find life purpose in community service

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.

Students share ‘transformative’ experiences of Alternative Spring Break

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.

Students work to expand understanding of immigration

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.

Meet the graduates: Lindsay Weigel

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.

A call to serve

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.

Take 5: Pharmacy student leads the way

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.

Infographic: Northeastern’s Alternative Spring Break

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.

On Spring Break, students spring into action

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.