Northeastern University: Center of Community Services

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If you are a community-based organization interested in partnering with Service-Learning at Northeastern for the Fall 2019 semester, we still have a few courses seeking partners. Click the button below to view the four project based courses and email service-learning@northeastern.edu with any interest or questions!   Learn More       ...

Northeastern’s Husky Volunteer Team (HVT) program matches groups of 3-10 students with community partners for a semester. Each HVT team will be matched with a community partner, and will volunteer with that partner each week at the same time and location. Community partners are welcome to host more than one HVT team per semester! The fall volunteers will begin their service the week of September 23rd and will conclude their service the week of November 18th. Please fill out this form to request a team! Please note that applying to host a team does not guarantee we will be able to send ...

In 2008, the Civic Engagement Program (CEP) started with 84 students and a goal of ensuring that students who were awarded Northeastern’s most prestigious scholars were also tasked with contributing to the communities they would be a part of during their time as a student. Over the last 11 years, CEP has engaged more than 1,500 students in well over 1 million hours of service and civic engagement. Beyond the numbers, graduating students have shared the many positives associated with the program: feeling integrated into the Boston community, building co-op/professional connections, being grateful for the opportunities outside of classes, service ...

We are thrilled to share that the Massachusetts Promise Fellowship has identified the program.. Lauren Currie, our current Program Manager, will be taking the reigns of the program on July 29th. Lauren has been with MPF over the past four years and she has been instrumental in improving the program quality of MPF.  As Program Manager, Lauren has spearheaded many of our internal systems changes and upgrades, taken our training program to new heights, and been outstanding at building relationships with Fellows, alumni, and partners. Prior to joining the MPF team, Lauren served as an AmeriCorps VISTA member and VISTA Leader with Massachusetts Campus Compact, developing ...

ACES Application Now Open!

06/06/2019

Incoming first-years can apply for the Northeastern Alliance of Civically Engaged Students

The Northeastern Alliance of Civically Engaged Students (NU|ACES), a year-long program, begins prior to the start of the fall semester with NU|ACES Welcome Week (August 25-August 30). Students selected to participate will move into their campus residence one week early to spend a fun-filled week in teams learning about the communities surrounding Northeastern. Through service projects, educational workshops, team-building events, and group reflections, participants will have the chance to learn more about the ongoing community needs in Boston. At the end of the week, students will be prepared to select a local community organization to work with weekly throughout the entire ...

Applications due Monday, June 24th 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! ...

The Massachusetts Promise Fellowship believes that all young people in the Commonwealth have a right to the resources they need to be successful in life, including a caring adult, a safe place, a healthy start, an effective education, and an opportunity to serve. We deliver these 5 promises by training emerging leaders who commit one year of service to support and provide these resources to youth throughout the Commonwealth. Fellows meet vital needs by leading out-of-school time programs for youth in grades 6-12 in low-income communities across the Commonwealth. Collectively, our Fellows have contributed 800,000 hours of service to young people since 2000. On an ...

Jumpstart at Northeastern is proud to share in the 2018-2019 school year, 52 Corps Members served … 125 children 7 classrooms at 5 different preschool partners Over 12,923 hours Our Preschool Partners include: Roxbury YMCA Hattie B. Cooper Community Center Nice, inc Parker Hill Fenway Head Start Dimmock We would not be able to do this work without our incredible Corps Members who implemented language, literacy, and social emotional learning in the classrooms this year. Together with the children, they read books, sang songs, learned about science and weather, as well as played and had fun! Our members are diverse, talented, passionate, and creative. We are grateful for all their ...

The Center of Community Service is excited to announce the recipients of our 2019 Community Service Leadership Award. This award recognizes graduating seniors who over multiple years have made lasting contributions to our Center, campus, and local communities. Nominations were submitted by Center of Community Service staff and local non-profits where students have served. The recipients were recognized at a reception on May 1st at Dudley Cafe in Roxbury. See below for a full list of winners and the organizations who nominated them, as well as their profiles here. 2019 Community Service Leadership Award Recipients Adrian Forrest – NU|ACES & CEP Chelsea Lauder – Service-Learning Christopher Scianna – Timothy ...

Written by Service-Learning Program Assistant Ruthanne Bandy This year the Eastern Regional Campus Compact brought together campus executives, scholars, practitioners, students, and community partners to engage in the region’s biannual conference from March 25 – 27, in Providence, Rhode Island. The theme, “Education for Democracy: Innovating in Complex Times,” provided framing for keynote and panelist speakers and a variety of session topics and formats. The conference offered an opportunity for participants to showcase practices of community and civic engagement. The ERCC created a space for critical analysis of how the role of higher education needs to evolve so student and community ...

Applications due Monday, April 1st! 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! ...

  Six students represented our university at the 2019 IMPACT Conference at the University of Virginia. From Thursday, February 21st to Sunday, February 24th, these students engaged and developed relationships with a smorgasbord of students, members of nonprofit organizations, and employees of higher education institutions from all over the country who are all motivated to work with communities to develop the necessary structures for self-advocacy, empowerment, and growth. Through their packed daily schedules, our students attended workshops on Free Speech and Hate Speech, Active Citizenship, Alternative Spring Breaks, Restorative Justice, Sustainability on College Campuses, Systems-Thinking and Student Leadership, and various others. On ...

The Service-Learning staff and Advisory Board would like to extend their thanks to all who joined us for our inaugural event Publicly Engaged Scholar-in-Residence: A Discussion Series featuring Dr. Timothy K. Eatman. This event took place from Thursday, January 31st to Friday, February 1st, 2019. A special thank you to the incredible Dr. Eatman for his flawless and thoughtful facilitation, and to our community collaborators who helped to co-create the agenda for this discussion series! The event consisted of a two day discussion series where Dr. Eatman engaged various stakeholder groups in eight 30-90 minutes sessions and concluded with a summary presentation ...

The Northeastern Center of Community Service has Community Partner Grants available up to $1,000 for non-profit organizations in our surrounding neighborhoods. Organizations that engage or have engaged with the Center of Community Service within the past five years are eligible to apply! Applications are due on Sunday, the 24th of February. To learn more about the Community Grants program and this years application cycle, please click here. Click here to apply.       ...