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Northeastern Students4Giving

Northeastern Students4Giving (NS4G) is an experiential philanthropy education program, housed in the Human Services Program, that combines rigorous academic content with real-dollar grant making to:

Students may participate in NS4G through multiple courses, and on- and off-campus engagement with nonprofit and philanthropy leaders in Boston. NS4G is advised by Program Director Rebecca Riccio and Human Services Director Lori Gardinier, MSW, PhD.

NS4G Approach

Since 2008 students have used a consensus-based approach to manage all stages of the NS4G funding cycle from conducting needs assessments through making grant determinations. Their philanthropy is informed by coursework in human services and nonprofit management as well as many experiences working and volunteering in the nonprofit sector. Past funding priorities have included youth violence, households at risk due to financial insecurity, positive youth development, post-incarceration reintegration, community mental health, and policy and advocacy.


To learn more about NS4G visit the Social Impact Lab website.