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Justice Fellows

Join the Office of Service Learning for a yearlong exploration of justice issues culminating in a spring break trip to Washington, D.C. The cohort starts with regular discussions about food justice and involves monthly service at the Boston Food Bank. Over the course of the semester, the focus broadens to wider issues of poverty and systemic problems as students are challenged to address deep questions about justice, gain a better understanding of public policy and rethink their view of service. 

Purpose
The Richard F. Gross Fellows focus on justice in urban environments and explore systemic issues facing urban communities today. Using a holistic approach, Fellows gain firsthand experience of those working on the “front lines” through local service, visiting regional organizations and partnerships, and considering national policy issues and the implications of decisions made at the federal level.

Program Highlights

  • Learn about justice from a Christian perspective by engaging in service in the local community as well as a spring break service project.
  • Dive into the topics of injustice and response through monthly small group meals and discussion with local community members, campus leaders and campus guests.
  • Spend your spring break in Washington, D.C., discovering how national and grassroots organizations are working to bring about justice and social change.
  • Gain firsthand experience in advocacy by presenting a community issue to your home state representative in D.C.

How to Apply
Complete your admissions application by November 1 (Early Action II) or December 1 (Early Action III).

Program Director
Greg Bish, Ph.D., Director of the Office of Service Learning
978.867.4347