engaged scholarship

Harvard Library Databases

Many of Harvard Library’s directories can help instructors find organizations or scholars by region, area of expertise, etc. 

Mindich Program for Engaged Scholarship

The Phillips Brooks House Center for Public Service and Engaged Scholarship created the Mindich Program for Engaged Scholarship, to integrate academics, public service, and community engagement.

Service Learning at Harvard

The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health lists service-learning opportunities for students in courses across the University. 

Service Learning for Harvard Medical School

The Office of Enrichment Programs and Division of Service learning at Harvard Medical School assists students in developing quality service programs locally and internationally.

Connecting Community Service to the Classroom

In October 2014, the FAS Standing Committee on Public Service held a “Connecting Community Service to the Classroom” symposium that brought in national experts to share best practices.

Working with local communities to engage with global issues


Maria Luisa Parra-VelascoMaría Luisa Parra-Velasco, Senior Preceptor in Romance Languages and Literatures, requires her advanced Spanish language learners in Spanish 59: Spanish and the Community to complete four hours a week of engaged scholarship with local organizations as part of their language learning experience. Through classroom discussions, travels from Cambridge to Chelsea (for example), meaningful interactions, and conversations in Spanish with members of the Latino community, they explore powerful concepts like “the borderlands” as related to global migration, changes in local demography, and in-between identities.... Read more about Working with local communities to engage with global issues