Our Programs

First Year Student Outreach Project

FYSOP is a week long service program for first year students at Boston University. Students will engage in education, service, and reflection on social justice issues as they acclimate themselves to their new home in the city of Boston.

Post-FYSOP 2020 Challenge and this year’s FYSOP Museum are still accessible for viewing here!

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Alternative Service Break

Alternative Service Breaks (ASB) is a weeklong service and educational opportunity that empowers Boston University students across the globe to unite in social justice education, learning service, self-reflection and empathy. Through virtual and in-person experiences with our community partners, ASB strives to build a community among students that emphasizes intersectionality between social justice focus areas and service.

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Fall Days Of Service

Through opportunities based in intentional, active citizenship, education, and reflection, participants can engage in service with a local community partner while learning about Boston, its social justice issues, and how to best serve in their communities.

Fall Days of Service will take place 9/17-9/20, 10/10-10/11, and 11/14-11/15.

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Student Food Rescue

Student Food Rescue gives BU Students the opportunity to learn, engage, and act towards achieving a more food just society. Volunteers go on weekly food routes where they transport donated food from grocery stores, bakeries, and farmers markets, and deliver them to our roster of community partners that include food pantries, homeless shelters, and low-income housing units.

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Siblings

Siblings is a youth mentorship program that partners with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay to pair Bigs, BU college students, with Littles, youth from neighboring communities. This year, Siblings is running remotely on Zoom this semester to adhere to COVID-19 public health guidelines, but the Program Managers are excited to introduce new virtual activities for you to engage with Boston youth!

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Afterschool

Afterschool provides youth with sufficient educational resources and tools to succeed both in and out of the classroom. We aim to provide equal access in education by connecting Boston University students with local youth through opportunities in tutoring and mentoring.

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Student Studio

Student Studio brings art education to local schools and community centers by offering an outlet for creative minds and cultural expression. Our goals are to empower youth through art, form lasting relationships with our neighboring communities, and serve as mentors for the students we engage. Through this exposure we hope to encourage youth to explore the meanings of community and identity through creativity and imagination.

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Wizards

Wizards’ mission is to provide supplementary STEM education to youth in Boston, create an environment that helps youth develop inquisitivity and a passion towards STEM through science experiments and projects. We work with after-school programs, schools & youth centers in the Greater Boston area to do science, engineering and computer science projects virtually. Additionally, this year we plan to create accessible online educational content for the Boston community.

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Empowerment League

Empowerment League partners with various community organizations throughout the city of Boston to provide a range of volunteer opportunities; usually with organizations that are focused on education, immigration, healthcare, housing, criminal justice, and more! Service looks different for each partner, ranging from administrative work to tutoring, and engagement! This semester specifically, most if not all opportunities are virtual.

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Communications & Storytelling

Communications and Storytelling is key in our attempts to understand and interact with each other and the world around us. The CSC strives to be a space where we can come together and learn from one another. BU students can aid in that mission by joining our storytelling teams.

Help us create content for our blog, podcast, and social media!

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Education & Reflection

These topics are the cornerstones of a CSC experience. Programs include monthly events in partnership with CSC initiatives to dive deeper into issues related to programs as well as Education & Reflection modules to aid service facilitation and communication about social justice issues.

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Campus Collaborations

Our Campus Collaborations team works closely with many BU organizations, programs, and student clubs to uplift the many voices of our community. If you have an event or partnership idea that you would like to share with us, we encourage you to do so! More information about how to create your own service events can also be found here.

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