Info for Students
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The Office of Student Leadership and Community Engagement enhances the student experience through the development of local community engagement programs, leadership development opportunities, service trips, and more. See more information about our programs below:
Beacon Voyages for Service: This unique program allows students to attend service trips in various parts of the country during school breaks.
Campus Kitchens: Part of the national organization The Campus Kitchens Project, the Campus Kitchens at UMass Boston (CKUMB) is a student-powered hunger relief initiative. CKUMB engages students, staff and faculty in recovering, preparing and delivering food to local agencies for low-income youth.
Domestic Leadership Exchange: The Domestic Leadership Exchange Initiative (DLEI) is an opportunity for students to develop leadership skills through service. Participants learn through planning, implementing, and evaluating participation in civic and social programming that focuses on hunger and homelessness issues. We do service in both Boston and Jamestown, NC with our partner, Guilford Technical Community College.
Freshmen Leadership Institute: The Freshman Leadership Institute is an innovative leadership program for freshman students and it encompasses a weekend retreat and regularly scheduled interactive programs.
Jumpstart: The program partners university students who serve year-long as AmeriCorps members with preschool children to develop their language, literacy, and social-emotional skills.
Leadership Discovery: This program is an emerging co-curricular introductory program designed for UMass Boston students to build their leadership skills through interactive workshops, guest speakers, and peer interaction.
Leadership Training & Lectures: There are a variety of outside speakers invited to campus to present on various topics related to leadership that are open to all students at no cost.
ProjectServe: This program engages UMass Boston students and community organizations in a variety of civic engagement activities in order to create positive change in Massachusetts.
Women's Leadership Initiative: The Women’s Leadership Initiative aims at providing female students more opportunities for skill development, raising awareness of gender inequality globally, and empowering female students to be active participants, leaders in their communities and future leaders.