Harvard hosts its first Global Day of Service

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 18:41 in Mathematics & Economics

Harvard’s virtual campus created an opportunity to make the First-Year Day of Service a first-ever Global Day of Service. On Saturday in communities all over the globe, more than 850 students, faculty, staff, and alumni worked with community partners on a variety of virtual volunteer projects. Each team of 10 volunteers paired with one of almost 40 community partners, including the City of Boston Census Outreach, the Coronavirus Visualization Team, Feeding America, the Open Environmental Data Project, and the Smithsonian Institution. “Students organized voter registration drives across the U.S., developed and reviewed eco-justice course curriculum with our colleagues at the Chan School of Public Health, provided immigration and asylum resources through our partnership with Immigrants Like Us, and created a resource library across all 50 states for victims of domestic violence, among many other projects,” said Travis Lovett, assistant dean of civic engagement and service. “Our College mission to educate citizens...

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