Harvard Kennedy School Students to Volunteer at Seventeen Community Sites During “HKS Serves”

Contact: Molly Lanzarotta
Phone: (617) 495-1115

CAMBRIDGE, MA – Nearly 400 incoming students at Harvard Kennedy School will participate in “HKS Serves” on August 26, a day of community service at 17 locations across the Boston area from South Boston to Newton. The student volunteers will be joined by over 40 Kennedy School staff, faculty members, and student leaders.

"This event will be a wonderful opportunity to build connections among HKS students, staff and faculty and the communities of Cambridge and Greater Boston through volunteer work," said Chris Fortunato, Dean of Students. "The day will showcase our efforts to develop closer ties with the citizens of this area, aligned with the Kennedy School's mission of public service."

HKS Serves will begin early in the morning on the 26th, with student and staff teams dispatched to locations including: Cradles to Crayons in Brighton; Cambridgeport School in Cambridge; Friends of Boston's Homeless on Long Island; Winter Hill Community High School in Somerville; and the Mary Ellen McCormack Housing Development in South Boston.

Journalists are invited to attend and cover these events. Please phone the Kennedy School Communications Office at 617 495-1115 to arrange coverage.

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