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Alternative Spring Break 2011 – NYC: A Reflection

April 30, 2011
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Students on 2011 ASB NYC trip.

After ASB NYC, I came away with one major realization: service needs to become a top priority in my life. Working with a number of soup kitchens, food pantries, and shelters in the city, I got to know the volunteers who have made service their entire lives and the people in need of their time.…

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Alternative Spring Break 2011 – Florida

April 30, 2011
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2011 ASB FL Participants at Henderson Beach in Pensacola, FL

It was nice stepping out of snowy Boston and into sunny Niceville, FL for our week of service— a week packed with volunteering that introduced us to issues in both the natural environment, and also in the community. Our week of service with Community Collaborations International took us in many directions. We began our trip by building…

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My Life in Jumpstart

April 30, 2011
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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,” Meg Harwood says. She is the Team Leader for a Jumpstart team at Labouré Center in South…

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Washington DC: A Home Away From Home

April 30, 2011
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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 than a dozen Emerson juniors and seniors, testing out life as young professionals. Although Emerson’s DC…

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Students Help Reforest Haiti

December 21, 2010
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Emerson Students in Haiti

Women cross the border freely, balancing enormous bundles of clothing and baskets of produce on their heads. Men on motorbikes spurt past, looking for customers in need of a ride. Creole, Spanish and French are thrown around in the balmy noon air. This was daily life for the five Emerson students who volunteered in Haiti…

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