Northeastern University: Center of Community Services

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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 ...

Northeastern’s Husky Volunteer Team (HVT) program allows students to sign-up for volunteer opportunities in groups of 3-10 with our local community partners for a semester. Each HVT team will volunteer with a community partner at the same time and location each week for nine weeks throughout the semester. This fall we are partnering with 16 different non-profit organizations ranging in work from urban farming, to mentoring youth, to food prepping, and more! Volunteers will begin their service the week of September 23rd and will conclude their service the week of November 18th. Click here to scroll through a list of our partners, to check out ...

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! ...