Alternative Spring Break: Boston Immersion
I had an amazing spring break! Simmons' Scott/Ross center once again set up a great program to spend spring break volunteering around Boston. The name of the program was Boston Immersion, and I got to work with students of the Colleges Of the Fenway, including Emmanuel College and Wheelock College. We were a group of ten this year, and slept over at Emmanuel.
During the day we were volunteering and getting to know the area better and at night, we would lead reflections about our experience. The theme this year was Children in Poverty. We worked with non profit organizations like Nazareth House, the Tobin Community Center, Jumpstart, and Cradles to Crayons! The experience was really eye-opening.
I never thought so much poverty was around Boston. I would never have thought that so much help was needed outside of Fenway. We visited neighborhoods like Dorchester, the South End, Roxbury, and Mattapan where we met people who loved their neighborhoods, had fought for evolution, and were helping to guide our young generations the best they could.
On Sunday, Emmanuel students who were part of the group, will be presenting our project to their Community Outreach program. I want to deeply thank people who get out there and help out the community through volunteering or just work studies. Boston is a great city which has under-served communities that need us! Great associations are around the Fenway area, waiting for students to help arms opened. You too, you can make someone smile!
"Everyone can be great because everyone can serve" - Martin Luther King Jr