While the pandemic disrupted many facets of normal life, it did not extinguish the spirit of service among our students, faculty, and community partners this Fall. Thanks to our valued community and faculty partners, many of our students were able to provide service to several organizations while learning about asset-based community development and the important work of these local non-profits. Northeastern students partnered with About Fresh and the Huntington Ave. YMCA to distribute food to local residents while learning about food access in our communities. Students also volunteered with Off Campus Housing and Support Services to pick up trash in our surrounding neighborhoods while learning about the history of Mission Hill and the Fenway during OCHSS’s weekend “Breakfast Club” events. We also had students offer college essay writing support to youth in partnership with 826 Boston. CCE extends a special thanks to faculty partners Dr. Becca Berkey, Dr. Lori Gardinier, and Professor Rebecca Riccio, as well as our colleagues in Off Campus Housing and Support Services, for offering their expertise to our students and engaging in the service-learning space. We also thank our community partners at About Fresh, 826 Boston, and the Huntington YMCA, in particular Director of Food and Nutrition Karibe Ibeh, for granting our students the opportunity to contribute to the great work of their organizations. Finally, we thank all the students who served in our surrounding neighborhoods this Fall and who stay safely engaged with our communities!
Article from the City and Community Engagement at Northeastern Winter 2021 Newsletter.