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On Thursday, December 7th, almost 200 students from three of Northeastern’s long-term service programs celebrated the end of the semester in style with a Candyland-themed gathering in the Curry Student Center Ballroom. The Northeastern Civic Engagement Program, Husky Volunteer Team, and Alliance of Civically Engaged Students completed service projects, picked up SWAG, played board games, and hung out together amid a flurry of candy. Students completed 13 no-sew blankets and 51 song posters for Jumpstart, in addition to 71 greeting cards to accompany Meals on Wheels deliveries via Ethos. ...

NU|ACES Leadership Spotlight: Suhasini Neelam Satish

11/08/2017

By ACES Ambassador Grace Wang

NU|ACES Peer Leader, 2017 – 2018 Suhasini Neelam Satish is a fifth year Behavioral Neuroscience major from Edison, New Jersey. A previous Civic Engagement Program (CEP) Peer Mentor for two years, Suhasini hoped to continue her leadership journey as a NU|ACES Peer Leader. “I enjoyed teaching other students the importance of civic engagement and learning more about local Boston history myself,” she said. “It also helped me develop my public speaking and leadership skills, so I decided to serve as a NU|ACES Peer Mentor for my senior year”. Suhasini is looking forward to the school year ahead of her. She is passionate ...

NU|ACES Student Spotlight: Ryan Drew

11/08/2017

By ACES Ambassador Grace Wang

NU|ACES Student, 2017-2018 Ryan Drew is a first year Computer Science major from North Andover, Massachusetts. Wanting to be an active participant in his new community in Boston, Ryan decided to apply to join NU|ACES. “I love being engaged with whatever community I’m surrounded by, “ he said. “The city of Boston has a huge and really interesting and diverse community unlike any other I’d ever been a part of, and I really wanted to get to know it more”. Ryan has a very diverse selection of interests. Besides being in ACES, Ryan is also a member of a Northeastern a Capella ...

NU|ACES Student Spotlight: Mya Brown

10/26/2017

By ACES Ambassador Grace Wang

NU|ACES Student, 2017-2018 Mya Brown is a first year International Business major originally from Atlanta, Georgia. While in high school, Mya was engaged in her community through various clubs and organizations. Wanting to build on that in college, Mya decided to join NU|ACES. “At Northeastern, I wanted to not only take up those same opportunities but push past them into developing partnerships and understand this new community I was coming to live in,” she said. Mya’s passions are always changing. “I find things everyday to be passionate about,” she said. “One of my main focuses currently is protecting and educating women who ...

NU|ACES Student Spotlight: Keith Corso

10/26/2017

By ACES Ambassador Grace Wang

NU|ACES Student, 2017-2018 Keith Corso is a first year Entrepreneurship major with a minor in Law originally from Chappaqua, New York. Hoping to meet like minded students even before the start of college, Keith applied to join NU|ACES. “I joined the program so I would get a better understanding of the community that surrounds Boston as well as create a tight knit family prior to the start of school,” he said. “I wanted to build on my service projects that I was involved in at home and I knew this would be a great opportunity to do just that”. Keith’s passion ...

We’re officially hiring for student leaders to be part of the Spring 2018 Service-Learning Teaching Assistant program and Service-Learning Street Team. Click on the links below to view a full job description of each program. Applications are due Sunday, November 5th! Service-Learning Teaching Assistants Service-Learning Street Team Are you going on co-op? We’re hiring for 2 Program Assistants for the January-June co-op cycle! Resumes can be submitted through your co-op adviser. ...

NU|ACES Community Partner Spotlight: Boston Housing Authority

10/11/2017

By ACES Ambassador Grace Wang

Boston Housing Authority When a Northeastern student saw a Boston Housing Authority (BHA) booth at the school’s Volunteer Fair and asked if he could get CEP hours from volunteering with them, Boston Housing Authority’s Language Access Team learned about CEP and decided to become a community partner. If you go visit them today, you can see the cute artwork done by CEP students on the wall of the team’s office. After CEP’s transition to NU|ACES, they continue to work with Northeastern as community partner for NU|ACES students. BHA is an organization that provides low income individuals with subsidized housing through Tenant-Based Section ...

NU|ACES Leadership Spotlight: Kay Yamamoto

10/10/2017

By ACES Ambassador Grace Wang

NU|ACES Ambassador, Fall 2017 Kay Yamamoto is a 5th year pharmacy major who grew up in Norwood, New Jersey. Prior to joining the NU|ACES leadership team as an Ambassador, she was part of the Civic Engagement Program (CEP) leadership committee. “I had a great time doing that so when NU|ACES started, I definitely wanted to jump on board!” she said. “It’s really fun planning events and seeing them come to fruition”. Being in CEP since her freshman year, Kay has volunteered with numerous organizations and has come to see community service and civic engagement as a vital part of her Northeastern ...

NU|ACES Leadership Spotlight: Katelyn Keen

09/29/2017

By ACES Ambassador Grace Wang

Welcome Week Team Leader – Team #2 Northeastern ACES Welcome Week Team Leader Katelyn Keen Katelyn Keen is a 2nd year architecture major from Laguna Beach, CA. She was inspired to become a NU|ACES Team Leader after her freshman experience with the Civic Engagement Program (CEP). “I have first-hand experience of the reciprocal benefits from engaging in the greater Boston community,” she said. “I am really excited about the opportunity to share my insight with incoming ACES students and hopefully ignite their passion for community engagement.” With passions in feminism and female empowerment, she dedicates much of her time with the program Strong ...

NU|ACES Student Spotlight: Celine Yan

09/29/2017

By ACES Ambassador Grace Wang

Northeastern ACES student Celine Yan Celine Yan is a 1st year Computer Science and Design major from Brooklyn, New York. In high school back in New York City, she was actively involved in serving her community, and those experiences pushed her to decide to join NU|ACES. “Most of my extracurriculars included working very closely with the Asian American community in Chinatown, so I learned so much more about the people there and of my own passions,” she said. “With a background in volunteering for over 800 hours in the past four years, I wanted to continue serving new communities wherever I ...

Alternative Spring Break applications are now open! We’ll be sending 17 teams of volunteers to work on meaningful projects all over the Americas this March 3-10, 2018. Visit our Alternative Breaks page to learn more. Volunteers: The Priority deadline for applications is Monday, Oct. 2nd; the Final application deadline is Monday, Oct. 30th! University Representatives (faculty or staff): Applications are NOW OPEN! Due Oct. 30th. Please contact us with any questions: northeastern.asb@gmail.com. ...

The annual Fall Volunteer Fair will be held Friday, Sept. 15th, 10am – 2pm on Centennial Common at Northeastern University. Register for a table HERE. Registration will remain open until all tables are filled. The Rain Date will be Monday, Sept. 18th. We provide each organization with a table, 2 chairs, and lunch. We cannot provide an electrical outlet at this venue. Please email us directly with any questions: communityservice@northeastern.edu.   ...