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Building Impactful Relationships through Project-based Learning 

At Wentworth, community engagement involves projects and programs that build capacity and offer services addressing neighborhood needs and solving community challenges—in partnership with the communities themselves. Wentworth students, staff and faculty engage with communities through hands-on projects that benefit all stakeholders and produce reciprocal partnerships. 

Alternative Spring Break

Alternative Spring Break, or better known around campus as "ASB", provides students with the opportunity to apply what they are learning in the classroom to help solve real-world problems by volunteering in urban communities throughout the United States and, in the future, abroad. Since its founding in 2005, ASB is a voluntary opportunity that provides a rewarding and safe alternative for our students. ASB provides students from diverse majors and backgrounds the chance to volunteer for community projects that make a difference not only on the lives of those served, but also on our student volunteers themselves. 

Students posing for a photo at Community Servings.

Co+build: The Community Building Project

The Community Building Project, or Co+build, gives Wentworth students the chance not just to participate in a hands-on project but also become connected to the local neighborhoods and work with their residents to address the needs of the community. 

Students building a community shed.

Community Work Study

The Community Work-Study (CWS) program at Wentworth pairs students with local non-profit organizations to gain real-world experience while learning about the culture of Mission Hill and other local neighborhoods. This program allows students to receive financial assistance through three unique options: working directly with a community-based organization, leading a campus-based service program, or working with faculty in a service-learning environment. 

Students building a community shed.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program, a collaboration between Wentworth and ABCD Parker Hill Fenway, trains students to prepare income taxes for low-income residents in the community as a free service.