FYSOP, Celebrating Its 30th Anniversary, Launches

Annual volunteer service project for first-year students begins today Last year, FYSOP coordinators Lucina Hawkins (CAS’21) and Ana Paula Gushken (ENG’20) packed up paper lanterns while volunteering at Spontaneous Celebrations, a nonprofit arts group in Jamaica Plain. Photo by Jackie Ricciardi. When BU’s First-Year Student Outreach Project (FYSOP), a weeklong community service program run by […]

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FYSOP 29 Launches Today

Volunteer service project for new students has several new community partners Last year’s FYSOP volunteers working at Tewksbury’s Strongwater Farm Therapeutic Equestrian Center, which provides education, social opportunities, and emotional support with equine-assisted activities and therapies for people with disabilities. Photo by Jackie Ricciardi. Today, a group of approximately 650 freshmen and new transfer students […]

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Student Volunteers Share ASB Experiences on Instagram

Last week, 275 BU students and chaperones fanned out across the country, to Puerto Rico, and to Montreal for Alternative Spring Breaks, the annual week of service where students volunteer with local nonprofits. This year, students worked on projects ranging from environmental reform and public health to immigrant and refugee services and food justice. Along […]

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Volunteer for FYSOP, Do Good around the City

Incoming freshmen can move in early, work for a cause, learn about Boston Last year, FYSOP student volunteers worked at Dorchester’s Nightingale Community Garden. Photo by Jackie Riccardi. Kirsten Kuhn started her first year at BU feeling more prepared than most of her fellow freshmen. Before classes even began, she had visited the Franklin Park […]

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