The Community Service Summer Fellowship Program at Emmanuel College serves community organizations while giving college students a chance to learn in and from the community. Emmanuel students spend 10 weeks serving in Boston with one of the college’s community partners while receiving free on-campus housing, some meals, and a stipend.
Fellows live together in the college’s residence halls as a living-learning community. They meet regularly for group reflection and dinners with various members of the faculty, administration, and staff. During the summer of 2013, fellows served with six organizations: Julie’s Family Learning Program, Notre Dame Education Center, Notre Dame Montessori, Sociedad Latina, ABCD Parker Hill/Fenway Neighborhood Service Center, and The Social Impact Center at Roxbury Presbyterian Church.
The program, which began in the summer of 2012, is jointly funded by The Center for Mission Engagement and the Jean Yawkey Center for Community Leadership. The program funds three fellows to serve with organizations affiliated with the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur and three fellows to serve with organizations related to urban youth.