Bentley graduate students offer their tax-preparation expertise to underprivileged residents as part of a program known as the Practicum in Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic that has helped more than 1,500 people.
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TOPIC: Service Learning
Bentley’s Service-Learning volunteers are recognized as an important asset to Waltham’s learning centers.
The Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement is highlighted for the work and time Bentley students dedicate to bettering the Waltham community.
Members of Bentley’s Service-Learning program provide valuable assistance to the Chesterbrook Learning Center.
Each generation finds its own path to civic engagement
Global health issues are no abstraction when you live and work alongside African villagers in urgent need of food, water, and basic sanitation, according to Bentley professors who have spent more than a decade engaged with such communities.
Recently Bentley’s Health Thought Leadership Network, which advances impactful research in health and healthcare, supported the innovative work of two faculty members. Both are engaged in transformative work in Africa. In interviews, they share the philosophy behind their work and the passion that drives it.
Thanks to a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grant, Diane Kellogg, an associate professor of management at Bentley University, will soon expand her role as a private sector consultant to a wide array of international government agencies and non-governmental organizations working to improve sanitation and health for people around the world. The challenge is stark: As Kellogg puts it, “2.4 billion people don’t have access to sanitation, so there’s a lot to do.”
The Yawkey Foundations have recognized Bentley University’s longstanding commitment to service-learning and awarded the university $500,000 to educate students to effectively lead nonprofit organizations and expand student efforts to help community groups.
When Jay Peledge ’00 arrived at Bentley University in the fall of his freshmen year, he had every intention of majoring in business.