Northeastern University: Center of Community Services

Alumni

Today, over 400 individuals make up the Massachusetts Promise Fellowship alumni network. Our alumni move on from our programs to a variety of exciting opportunities, including graduate school, law school, medical school, and careers in both the private and public sectors. They carry their Fellowship experience with them and continue to be community leaders and role models wherever their paths may lead.

“The Fellowship gave me the opportunity to develop into the professional I aspire to be. The only way I can pay it forward is by going out in the world and teaching people what MPF has taught me­ If you change the way you see things, the things you see change!”

– Stephanie Lajoie, Class XIII & XIV, MS Nonprofit Management, 2013

Alumni Engagement

After your year of service with MPF, continue pulling your weight by participating in the MPF Alumni Program! Whether you are interested in leading a training at a Fellow Monthly Meeting, or becoming a mentor for a new Fellow, there is something for everyone.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Join the Fellow Alumni Mentor (FAM) Program

If you are interested in connecting with current Fellows and feel like you would be a good mentor, then the FAM program is a perfect fit for you! Alumni Mentors are matched with a current Fellow to help guide them through their year of service and beyond. Contact l.currie@neu.edu for more details.

  • Be a Monthly Meeting Trainer

Are you interested in sharing your skills and experience with current Fellows? Would you like to stop by for lunch and a chat or lead an MPF Training/Workshop at one of our upcoming Monthly Meetings? We love welcoming back our Alumni to share their experiences and distribute resources that Fellows can bring back to their host sites. Contact l.currie@neu.edu for more details.

  • Serve as a Community Grant Reviewer

Support MPF in selecting our host sites each year by acting as a volunteer community grant reviewer. Reviewers read a selection of proposals and then come together to make final recommendations in late February. Contact c.holohan@neu.edu if you’re interested in learning more.

Attend an MPF Annual Event

  • August: FellowAlumni BBQ

Welcome new Fellows to the MPF Community by attending the Fellow Alumni Barbecue! Enjoy a delicious meal while introducing the newest Fellow class to the legacy that is MPF!

  • May: Pass the Wagon

Attend our annual fundraiser, Pass the Wagon, to enjoy wonderful food, bid on silent auction items, connect with Alumni, and celebrate the success of the Fellowship since its first year of service! In addition to celebrating a great cause, show your support for the annual Red Wagon Award recipient. This is also a great opportunity to invite your friends and colleagues to learn more about MPF!

  • July: Fellow Graduation

Welcome the newest members of the MPF Alumni network by attending Fellow Graduation, complete with guest speakers and a commemorative reception! Learn about the many accomplishments of the newest Alumni class and the growing impact of the Fellowship on Massachusetts communities.

Resources for Alumni

  • Non­-Profit Leadership Institute (NPLI)

If you have an interest in learning about leadership theory, networking with non-profit executives, and engaging in reflective dialogue about non­-profit leadership, then consider enrolling in NPLI. This ten month program meets once a month from October to July for both Fellows and Alumni to further develop their leadership capacity.

  • Discount on Northeastern Courses

Interested in continuing a graduate program that you started while serving as a Fellow?Looking to go back to school full­-time at CPS Northeastern? Effective as of August 2013, all Fellow Alumni are eligible for a 25% Alumni discount for up to 7 years following their MPF Graduation. For Class I­XIII Alums, your 7 years started in August 2013. In order to access this discount, select MPF in the “partnership” dropdown box on your application for admission. If you are already enrolled in Northeastern’s College of Professional Studies, contact c.holohan@neu.edu to access your discount.