#LoveBoston Interfaith Community Service/Social Action Programs

CSDS’ #LoveBoston Interfaith Community Service enables students of all faiths and secular traditions of conscience to engage in community service and social action efforts to help build a better world, in Boston and beyond. CSDS works with its member student organizations, grassroots community partners, and local faith communities to design meaningful, substantive initiatives that advance community empowerment, justice, peace, and ecological sustainability. The name #LoveBoston highlights love, compassion, and interconnectedness as shared spiritual values across many religions. LoveBoston also articulates the myriad ways in which students through voluntarism express their love for Boston, discover the powerful expressions of love and justice in Boston communities, and bring their love and compassion from Boston across the nation and around the globe.

For several years, Northeastern participated in President Obama’s Interfaith and Community Service Challenge, and for two years was recognized in the President’s Honor Roll. CSDS was invited to present our work at the President’s Interfaith and Community Service Challenge Gathering in Washington DC in Fall 2015 and 2016 with students and staff.

 

In recent years, #LoveBoston projects have included:

Service projects coinciding with the September 11th Anniversary, Dr. Martin Luther King Day, and Earth Day

Fundraising and humanitarian relief work with NUDay SyriaBoston, including collections of material aid on the second floor of Ell HallBoston homeless outreach

Meals and seasonal celebrations for seniors at Morville House, including the annual Thanksgiving Spaghetti Dinner the Thursday evening before Thanksgiving

Environmental stewardship with the Emerald Necklace Conservancy

Alternative Spring Break Trips

and more….

If you are interested in becoming a part of #LoveBoston organizing efforts or just participating in a service opportunity, please email csds@northeastern.edu or call 617-373-2728.

 

Feb. 3, 2017 - BOSTON, MA. - Karin Firoza, Assistant Director, Center for Spirituality, Dialogue, and Service, sorts through donations for the Syrian Refugee Relief Drive with Emily Luu, BHS'20, Maia Mellor, SSH'19, and Habiba Shaheed, S'20, at Northeastern University on Feb. 3, 2017. Donations can be made here: nudaysyria.net Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

Feb. 3, 2017 – BOSTON, MA. – Karin Firoza, Assistant Director, Center for Spirituality, Dialogue, and Service, sorts through donations for the Syrian Refugee Relief Drive with Emily Luu, BHS’20, Maia Mellor, SSH’19, and Habiba Shaheed, S’20, at Northeastern University on Feb. 3, 2017. Donations can be made here: nudaysyria.net Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

 

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