Service Learning & Community Action

Opportunities By Major

See how to apply the skills you're learning in the classroom to a service project.

Sample Activities:
Intern for an advocacy campaign
Participate in grassroots organizing
Teach children about civic engagement
Start a voter registration drive
Promote social awareness through education
Lobby for a cause

Campus Organizations:
ACT Leaders
Earth Emerson
Emerson Communication, Politics and Law Association
Emerson Peace and Social Justice
Imagine Students Reaching Out

Community Organizations:
Amplify Me
Chinese Progressive Association
Cultural Survival
Democracy Matters
Jewish Vocational Service
MassEquality
One Family, Inc.
Peace First
Prison Book Program

Sample Activities:
Teach American Sign Language
Work with the disabled
Volunteer for the Boston Guild of the Hard of Hearing
Get certified as an ASL interpreter
Teach English as a Second Language to adults or children
Volunteer with pre-K children as they acquire language and literacy skills

Campus Organizations:
ACT Leaders
ASLEmerson
Imagine Students Reaching Out
National Student Speech, Language, and Hearing Association (NSSLHA)

Community Organizations:
Asian American Civic Association
Best Buddies
Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center
Commonwealth Children's Center
Deaf Inc.
Elizabeth Peabody House
Jewish Vocational Service
Jumpstart
Our Space Our Place
Partners for Youth with Disabilities
Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic
Rosie's Place
United South End Settlements (USES)

Sample Activities:
Teach media literacy to children
Create a community access TV program
Write press releases or newsletters
Mentor youth in writing and reading
Write for a community paper
Fundraiser through grant writing

Campus Organizations:
ACT Leaders
Imagine Students Reaching Out
Society of Professional Journalists

Community Organizations:
Amplify Me
Asian American Civic Association
Boston Independent Media
Boston Neighborhood Network
Cambridge Community Television
Citizen Schools
Home Inc.
Press Pass TV
Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic

Sample Activities:
Create a marketing or public relations campaign
Plan an advertising strategy
Write a newsletter
Organize special events
Fundraise through grant writing

Campus Organizations:
ACT Leaders
Imagine Students Reaching Out

Community Organizations:
Adoption and Foster Care Mentoring
Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center
Boston Rescue Mission
Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders
Make-A-Wish Foundation
Massachusetts Public Health Association
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
Villa Victoria Center for the Arts

Sample Activities:
Teach kids theater and script writing
Help children write plays
Volunteer for a local arts organization
Advocate for arts in schools
Write and perform social justice plays

Campus Organizations:
ACT Leaders
Imagine Students Reaching Out
Kidding Around

Community Organizations:
Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center
Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston
The Cambridge Performance Project
Citizen Schools
Community Arts Advocates
Cooperative Artists Institute
Puppet Showplace Theater
Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic
Rosie's Place
Theater Offensive

Sample Activities:
Develop Web pages for nonprofits
Create promotional videos for nonprofits
Teach media skills to adults or children
Create PSAs for nonprofits or specific issues
Set up A/V equipment for nonprofit events
Teach children about media literacy
Document events and programs for nonprofits

Campus Organizations:
ACT Leaders
Imagine Students Reaching Out
Emerson Independent Video

Community Organizations:
Asian Youth Essential Services
Boston Independent Media
Boston Neighborhood Network
Brookline Arts Center
Cambridge Community Television
Citizen Schools
Home Inc.
Press Pass TV
Somerville Community Access Television

Sample Activities:
Teach creative writing
Help an elderly person write a memoir
Teach a child to read
Advocate for arts and literacy in schools
Write about social issues to create awareness
Create a brochure for a nonprofit
Write for a community newspaper

Campus Organizations:
ACT Leaders
Imagine Students Reaching Out
Jumpstart

Community Organizations:
Asian American Civic Association
Asian Youth Essential Services
Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center
Boston Independent Media
Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston
Citizen Schools
Cultural Survival
Home Inc.
Prison Book Program