Academic Engagement & Community Action

History of ASB

Past ASB programs at Emerson include:

  • exploring coastal preservation in Westmoreland State Park in Montross, VA
  • tutoring children to prepare them for standardized testing with the Navajo Nation in Tuba City, AZ
  • mentoring youth in Washington, D.C.
  • performing Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and Hurricane Ike relief, respectively, in Waveland, MS and Galveston, TX
  • contributing to the network of organizations empowering immigrant farming families in Immokalee, FL
  • rebuilding homes following flooding in Cedar Rapids, IA
  • aiding nonprofits that support children experiencing homelessness in Boston
  • restoring oceanic habitats following the BP oil spill in Niceville, FL
  • engaging in poverty relief in Biloxi, MS and New York City, NY
  • preparing gardens and learning about food sovereignty in Taos, NM
  • maintaining grounds of the Appalachian Trail in Nantahala, NC, and Joshua Tree National Park in Joshua Tree, CA
  • participating in a female youth empowerment project with the Oglala Lakota Sioux Nation in Eagle Butte, SD
  • delivering services and goods to people experiencing urban blight in Detroit, MI
  • serving in immigrant communities in Boston and at the El Paso, TX/Juárez, Mexico border

Alternative Spring Break at Taos Charter School

Matt Durham '12, Paige Trubatch '12, and Sean Werkheiser '12 dig a trench for the installation of an irrigation system at Taos Charter School

Carnegie Foundation for Elective Community Engagement Classification Seal

Emerson Receives Community Engagement Classification

Emerson College recognized nationally for its high level of commitment to civic and community engagement.

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The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll Seal

Emerson named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

Emerson College once again recognized for reflecting the values of exemplary community service and achieving meaningful outcomes in its community.

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