Community Service

Harvard Square

Harvard Students Developing App to Connect Boston’s Unhoused People with Essential Resources

Local undergraduates are developing an app to connect Greater Boston’s unhoused population to essential resources, with hopes to launch it in the coming weeks.

SCAS Expansion
Student Groups

Harvard’s Small Claims Advisory Service Expands to Claremont Colleges and Columbia

Harvard’s Small Claims Advisory Service, a legal aid program run by undergraduate volunteers, expanded its organization to Columbia University and the five Claremont Colleges this semester.

Phillips Brooks House Association

Undergraduates Begin Training and Fundraising for Boston Marathon in April

A handful of undergraduates are in training to run Boston Marathon in April, with five running on behalf of Harvard College Marathon Challenge to raise money for PBHA.

Phillips Brooks House Association

Student Group for Deaf Awareness Begins Recruiting New Members

The Deaf Awareness Coalition, a student group dedicated to raising awareness about Deaf culture, accessibility, and American Sign Language, has started recruiting members for its fall class of volunteers.

Harvard Ed Portal
Harvard in the City

‘An Exceptional Job’: Allston Residents and Harvard Students Commend the Ed Portal

Amid longstanding tensions between Harvard and Boston's Allston-Brighton neighborhood, there is one University-run initiative that has been welcomed with open arms: the Harvard Ed Portal.

The Phillips Brooks House
Student Groups

Group of Harvard Students to Develop Resources for African Refugees in Lowell

Beginning in June, a group of 10 Harvard undergraduates will work with the African Community Center of Lowell to support immigrants and refugees from African nations acclimate to life in Lowell, Mass.

Student Groups

Anti-Violence and Disability Justice Advocate Mia Mingus Awarded PBHA ‘Call of Service’ Award

Mia Mingus, an anti-violence and disability justice advocate, received the Phillips Brooks House Association’s Robert Coles “Call of Service” Award on Friday.

Cambridge Community Center Food Distribution

Cambridge Community Center Food Distribution

Food distribution takes place outside of the Cambridge Community Center. The Cambridge Community Center created its Food & Supply Pantry in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Institute of Politics

New Zealand PM Ardern Draws Largest Virtual Crowd in JFK Jr. Forum History

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda K. L. Ardern shared her vision for leadership before a record-breaking audience of thousands at a virtual John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum on Tuesday — the largest since the event series moved online in March.

Harvard Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Radcliffe Institute

Students Advocate for Prison Education at Radcliffe Institute Panel

Students discussed prison education and its potential for combating social ills at a panel hosted by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Tuesday afternoon.

Tang Harvard Yard

Harvard Graduate Forms COVID-19 Task Force on Domestic Violence to Combat Dangers of Staying at Home

As surveys find increasing rates of domestic violence during the COVID-19 epidemic, Harvard graduate Ashrithaa “Ashri” S. Anurudran ’19 has formed a task force focused on addressing the issue.

Tang Harvard Yard

Harvard Senior and Family 'Feed the Frontlines,' Delivering Meals to New York City Hospital Workers

With restaurants struggling across the nation and healthcare workers working around the clock, Isabella M. Di Pietro ’20 and her family were inspired to start an organization that provides a way to support those frontline healthcare workers — while keeping the family restaurant business afloat.

Kevin Ballen

Kevin Ballen

Kevin L. Ballen '22 is one of the founders of the Service Starts with Summer Program. The program, administered by the Phillips Brooks House Association, gives each participant a $1,500 stipend for completing 100 hours of work on a self-directed service project in their hometown.

Bacow at Inauguration

Bacow Discusses University-City Partnerships in Phoenix

University President Lawrence S. Bacow traveled to Phoenix, Ariz. last Wednesday, meeting with Phoenix Mayor Katharine W. Gallego ’04 and other city officials to discuss the importance of partnerships between universities and cities. The trip is the latest in a series of stops Bacow has made across the country.

MLK Streets Talk

At "Beloved Streets" Event, Panel Discusses Race and Transformative Justice

Harvard affiliates and community leaders gathered Thursday evening for an event called “Beloved Streets: Race & Justice in America,” which marked the culmination of a winter-term course at Harvard Graduate School of Education of the same name.