Monthly Archives: April 2011

Seed Grants

Emerson students engage with Proyecto Boston-Medellín materials.

Every semester, the Emerson College Office of Service Learning and Community Action awards seed grants to professors. This funding (up to $700 per course) supports the creation of new service learning components within existing courses and fosters the development of…

Alternative Spring Break 2011 – Boston

Students on the 2011 ASB Boston Trip.

The Boston Alternative Spring Break (ASB) group served at the South Boston Boys and Girls Club and we spent our mornings volunteering either at 826 Boston or the Boston Food Bank, or visiting the St. Francis House. Although we had prepared prior to our trip, we were not…

My Life in Jumpstart

A Jumpstart Corps member works with a preschool student.

It’s 5:15 pm and a group of students walk into the Service Learning office. They have their hands full—mostly with posters, some artwork, and everyone has a meeting agenda. “Okay, let’s hear about the pluses and deltas from session today,”…

Washington DC: A Home Away From Home

Group photo of students on the DC semester.

Washington DC is home to many things–a 19-foot marble statue of Abraham Lincoln, an extensive list of free Smithsonian museums, boutique shops that sell sweet potato cupcakes, the First Family, and, for every fall semester since 2007, a little more…