by Sarah Lucey, Service-Learning Newsletter (October 2010)
Service-Learning throughout the Human Services Curriculum Contributed by Student Service-Learner Sarah Lucey Human Services, Class of 2013
I first started engaging in service-learning (S-L) at Northeastern through my Human Services Professions class during my freshman year of college where I served at the Women’s Center in Cambridge, a community center fighting for women’s rights and against all forms of oppression. I look back on that experience as a great first impression of S-L, but also as an advantageous connection and introduction to my then-recently chosen major. I also participated in a S-L experience this past summer through the Costa Rica Dialogue of Civilizations Program led by Human Services Program Director, Lori Gardinier. Through this foreign excursion, I learned so much about S-L in an international capacity and had an incredible time with my peers working with Un Hogar Para Ser Feliz (A Home to be Happy), a day camp program for mentally and physically handicapped adults.
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