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From tutors to tax assistance, Northeastern’s Heart of CommUNITY awards honor civic leaders and volunteers

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06/13/24 - BOSTON, MA. - Scenes from the Heart of CommUNITY Awards 2024 hosted by Northeastern City and Community Engagement in the EXP building on Thursday, June 14, 2024. Photo by Alyssa Stone/Northeastern University

Northeastern recognized community leaders who partner with the university to empower residents of the neighborhoods surrounding its Boston campus with Heart of CommUNITY awards on Thursday night.

The awards, presented in the EXP research complex, honored the extraordinary efforts of those who volunteer their time in Mission Hill, Roxbury, Fenway, South End, Back Bay and beyond.

Partner of the Year Award

The Partner of the Year Award went to 826 Boston, a nonprofit writing, tutoring and publishing organization that works with students in grades K-12 to share their stories, amplify their voices and develop as leaders in school and life.

“The fact that we can see the measurable outcomes in the community and see gratification from the people we just want to do so much for is the most rewarding experience,” said Adam Marino, volunteer engagement specialist with 826 Boston..

Read more at Northeastern Global News.

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