Northeastern University: Center of Community Services

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The Massachusetts Promise Fellowship (MPF) is recruiting its next class of Mass Promise Fellows! Fellows are talented people that support increasing youth academic enrichment and college and career exploration through Out-of-School-Time (OST) interventions and data-driven programming. As a Fellow, you will join a passionate team that strives every day to empower young people to succeed as part of a national movement to achieve education equity. With year-long academic and educational programs in numerous cities across Massachusetts, including Boston, Cambridge, Lynn, Framingham, Barnstable, it’s not hard to find an opportunity near you. Does this sound interesting to you? If so, either check out our website ...

Dear campus and community partners, As many of you may already know, Northeastern University has decided to transition to online classes beginning Thursday morning. Beyond the transition to online classes, the university remains open and operational. We want to share some updates with our campus and community partners as they pertain to select programs and initiatives in the Office of City and Community Engagement. Events at Northeastern Crossing: Events scheduled to take place at Northeastern Crossing have been postponed/cancelled through the end of March. Walk-in hours at Northeastern Crossing: Walk-ins are still welcome at Northeastern Crossing until university policy says otherwise. Hosting community groups ...

Applications for Fall 2020 due Friday, 4/3 at noon Join the Community-Engaged Teaching and Research team as a service-learning student leader this fall! Undergraduate and graduate students welcome. Read more about each program and access the application through the following links: SERVICE-LEARNING TEACHING ASSISTANT PROGRAM SERVICE-LEARNING STREET TEAM PROGRAM 3/23/20 update: Our recruitment cycle is expected to continue as planned with an extended deadline, but all interviews will take place via phone or video chat. If you’ve been an S-LTA or on the Street Team in the past and would like to return in Fall 2020, fill out an abbreviated application here: returning S-LTA application | returning ...

Weekly Volunteer Digest – Sixteenth Edition: 02/02 – 02/08 The Northeastern Office of City and Community Engagement publishes this Volunteer Weekly Digest to advertise volunteer opportunities with community organizations across Greater Boston! Each week you will find three different types of community service opportunities: One-Time: These opportunities typically require a commitment of no more than 1 or 2 days and include event support and community/park cleanups. Long-Term: These opportunities require a commitment of a fixed term, expecting that volunteers will remain engaged for the duration of a program – 1 month, 1 semester, 1 year. These opportunities may include tutoring and mentoring or community-based ...

In the spirit of the new year and decade, we are eager to share some news with you. As some of you may have seen in the notice sent January 6, 2020, the Office of City and Community Affairs was realigned and rebranded to be called City and Community Engagement. Because of this realignment, we are excited to share that the Service-Learning Program is now Community-Engaged Teaching & Research at Northeastern. Service-Learning remains our bread and butter and represents the teaching aspect of this work. Our new umbrella more accurately represents our current work and vision for supporting and connecting ...

Apply to join Alternative Spring Break 2020! Alternative Spring Break (ASB) is a week-long immersive service and learning experience. Through meaningful action, reflection, and education, volunteers engage in direct service and explore a critical social issue in their host community or region. Trips will  focus on issues including affordable housing, environmental conservation, youth education, animal care, sustainable food, and more. Volunteers have a chance to learn about the context of the issue their team will address, explore the culture and history of the area, and participate in pre-departure education and training programs while building leadership skills and developing strong relationships with their team. This ...

[Update: The positions have been filled.] Join our team! The Service-Learning Program has two open part-time (15-20 hours/week) positions for Northeastern students in Spring 2020: Service-Learning Administrative Assistant Service-Learning Events Assistant Please review the job descriptions with application instructions above. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the positions have been filled. Graduate and undergraduate students encouraged to apply! ...

The Northeastern University Alliance of Civically Engaged Students or NU|ACES is an opportunity to engage deeply and meaningfully in the greater Boston community. For the first time since the program’s inception, we are inviting N.U.in students to join us, starting off with an exciting Winter Welcome Weekend. N.U.in students will join a cohort of over 100 first-year students and a larger community of over 300 upper-class ACES focused on being civically engaged in college. We’re seeking students who are: passionate about serving their community, excited to learn more about Boston and its unique neighborhoods, and passionate about becoming a contributing member ...

NU students, Spring 2020 registration beings on November 18th which means it is time to start thinking about which service-learning course might be a good fit for you. Whether you’re looking to fulfill a degree requirement or for your next elective, consider one of these 45+ course sections. Explore the list of courses to choose from here! We’ll update this list throughout the coming weeks as new courses emerge. Please consult with your academic adviser for degree requirements as needed. ...

Weekly Volunteer Digest – Thirteenth Edition: 12/2-12/6 The Northeastern Center of Community Service publishes this Volunteer Weekly Digest to advertise volunteer opportunities with community organizations across Greater Boston! Each week you will find three different types of community service opportunities: One-Time: These opportunities typically require a commitment of no more than 1 or 2 days and include event support and community/park cleanups. Long-Term: These opportunities require a commitment of a fixed term, expecting that volunteers will remain engaged for the duration of a program – 1 month, 1 semester, 1 year. These opportunities may include tutoring and mentoring or community-based program support. Ongoing: These opportunities ...

Applications due Thursday, November 7, 2019! Service-Learning (S-L) is a form of experiential learning for students and a teaching tool for faculty that purposefully integrates academics and service or community-engaged projects to meet classroom and community goals throughout the semester. As part of their coursework, students partner with community-based organizations, non-profit organizations, and government agencies as a way to learn the course material and contribute to the organization’s mission.   Learn more here! ...

We are beyond excited to share that for the 10th year in a row, Service-Learning at Northeastern has been named one of the top service-learning programs in the country by US News & World Report 2020!  This type of long-term recognition is only possible through collective action and effort. Congratulations to the community partners, faculty members, students, and campus staff and administrators across our network. This recognition is reflective of your shared and continued dedication to strong relationships, mutually beneficial partnerships, and social change. We would also like to congratulate all the other institutions recognized on this list, as well as all ...

Deadline extended: Applications now due Sunday, October 27! Have you ever thought about becoming a student leader in the Service-Learning Program at Northeastern? Now is the time! Undergraduate and graduate students welcome. Read more about each program and access the application through the following links: SERVICE-LEARNING TEACHING ASSISTANT PROGRAM SERVICE-LEARNING STREET TEAM PROGRAM Read reflections from Service-Learning Teaching Assistants and Street Team member on our Service-Learning blog, the S-LOG! ...

Applications are now open for Alternative Spring Break 2020! Alternative Spring Break (ASB) is a week-long immersive service and learning experience. Through meaningful action, reflection, and education, volunteers engage in direct service and explore a critical social issue in their host community or region. Trips will  focus on issues including affordable housing, environmental conservation, youth education, animal care, sustainable food, and more. Volunteers have a chance to learn about the context of the issue their team will address, explore the culture and history of the area, and participate in pre-departure education and training programs while building leadership skills and developing strong relationships with ...