Contact Information

For more information regarding service learning at Wentworth, please contact Erik Miller, Director, 617-989-4993.

Community Projects

Students at MHHM building a deck

Wentworth's mission is to provide a comprehensive interdisciplinary, project-based education in engineering, technology, design and management that integrates classroom, laboratory, studio, cooperative and experiential learning resulting in a career-ready, skilled professional and engaged citizen. Because of that, not only are students looking for a project-based education but students are also looking for community-based projects to bring their learned skills to the urban society.  Many courses around the Institute look to enhance the learning experience by bringing community stakeholders into the classroom to take on social issues.  Below are a few examples of community-based coursework projects at the Institute.

Current Projects

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Community Design Studio (Jackson Square)

  • Community partner(s): Jackson Square stakeholders
  • Faculty: Manuel Delgado, Associate Professor, Studio Coordinator, Architecture
  • Description: Starting in spring 2013, 4th year architecture students will address issues of urban design, site planning, public space, community programs, housing, and the dynamics of designing for multiple stakeholders in the Jackson Square sector of Jamaica Plain.
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Introduction to Community Learning

  • Community partner(s): Mission Hill stakeholders
  • Faculty: Charles Hotchkiss, Associate Provost; Jonathan Ripley, Professor, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Description: This course has been an annual tradition at Wentworth employing a mixture of approaches to explore concepts about community values and service learning.  Students work in interdisciplinary teams to research, design and present a response to a specific community opportunity. 
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Art & Alzheimer's 

  • Community partner: Landmark on Longwood
  • Faculty: Elaine Slater, Associate Professor, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Description: Coming soon!
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Introduction to Digital Humanities

  • Community partner: TBD
  • Faculty: Christopher Gleason, Associate Professor, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Description: Coming soon!
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Recent Projects

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Nonprofit Technology Implementation Planning

  • Community Partner: Helping Communities in Crisis
  • Faculty: Cindy Stevens, Associate Professor, Management
  • Description: This course provides a practical project management approach to technology acquisition.  The students and faculty were interested in serving the community, thus being partnered with Helping Communities in Crisis, Inc., a HIV/AIDS advocacy organization, to work through the implementation planning of their technology needs.
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Community Design Studio (Mission Hill)

  • Community partner(s): Mission Hill stakeholders
  • Faculty: Manuel Delgado, Associate Professor, Studio Coordinator, Architecture
  • Description: In Spring and Summer semesters of 2012, 4th year architecture students addressed issues of urban design, site planning, public space, community programs, housing, and the dynamics of designing for multiple stakeholders in the adjacent Mission Hill neighborhood, a space in which Wentworth continually works with to address socioeconomic opportunities.
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