Northeastern University: Center of Community Services

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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.       ...

Making Connections is a community engaged networking event designed to connect our community partner organizations with student and staff groups interested in cultivating long-term, mutually beneficial relationships around shared goals and missions.   This community engaged networking event will give priority to non-profit organizations that serve the Center of Community Service’s 4 target neighborhoods of Fenway, Mission Hill, Roxbury, and the South End who are specifically looking to create long-term partnerships with Northeastern student or staff groups and organizations.  Depending on capacity, organizations who serve communities outside these neighborhoods may invited to join the event.   If you are looking for short term or ...

Have you considered taking a service-learning course this spring? Service-Learning might be a a great option for you if: you want to learn more about and from the communities and neighborhoods of Boston, you have a passion for community engagement or service, you’re looking for real-time ways to apply your classroom learning, you enjoy an active or applied approach to learning, or you have a social change or social justice orientation to your worldview. Explore a list of anticipated Spring 2019 service-learning courses here and browse past course on our website! Courses are being offered across 8 colleges at NU. Undergraduate and graduate-level courses are being offered ...

Applications due Wednesday, November 14th 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 We use a Request for Partnerships (RFP) application process to identify the goals of community-based organizations (community partners) so we can best connect them with Northeastern students and faculty through the Service-Learning Program. Learn more ...

Application deadline extended to Wednesday, November 7th! 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! ...

Congratulations to faculty members Lucy Bunning and Ilka Kostka for the recent publication in The Reading Matrix. Abstract: This study examined undergraduate international students’ communication-related experiences during service-learning, focusing specifically on their goals and strategies and the role of communication. Participants included 28 English as a Second Language (ESL) students in two sections of a service-learning course in a university pathways program in the United States. For 11 weeks, students attended a one-hour service-learning class and completed up to three hours of service work per week at a community-based organization. After each service-learning encounter, students completed metacognitive wrappers designed to focus ...

Applications are now due Tuesday, July 3rd – Click here to learn more! Service-Learning (S-L) is a form of experiential learning for students and a teaching tool for faculty that purposefully integrates academics and service to meet classroom and community goals throughout the semester. As part of their coursework, students serve with community partners as a way to learn the course material and contribute to the organizational mission. We use a Request for Partnerships (RFP) application process to identify the goals of community-based organizations (community partners) so we can best connect them with Northeastern students and faculty through the Service-Learning Program. ...

ASB Recap!

04/04/2018

Over Spring Break, 17 groups of students ventured across and out of the country to complete a week of meaningful service. From installing solar panels in Arizona to making water filtration systems in the Dominican Republic 165 students and 17 staff members chose to dedicate their week off to various communities.   Johanna Loepke spent her spring break in the Bahamas, studying sea turtles as part of a citizen science project aimed at shaping future conservation practices. She and ten other Northeastern students worked with scientists from Earthwatch, a nonprofit environmental organization, taking tissue samples, and tagging them with tracking devices. “By ...

Applications due Monday, April 9th! 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 The Center of Community Service also has 3 co-op positions open for July-December. Click here to learn more and apply through NUcareers! ...