Working together for a better world
At the PKG Center, we help you to connect with a wide variety of public service projects in local, national, and global communities. We also provide guidance—and often funding—for your project. Our mission is to get you out there, working side-by-side with like-minded collaborators to help build—in large ways and small—more humane communities. You contribute your skills and your knowledge, your energy and your spirit, your creativity and your ingenuity to improve the way the world works, one project at a time. Depending on the program or the initiative you choose to work on, your involvement may last a day, several weeks, or longer.
New in the 2017-18 Academic Year
- Turbovote Register to vote or sign up to receive absentee ballots and election notifications.
- PKG Explore “Apprentice” with a problem before diving in with a solution. Receive funding to investigate complex social and environmental challenges, engage in workshops, and receive coaching to develop the skill set needed for fieldwork with communities in context.
- PKG IAP Explore an immersive experience in the field of healthcare or medicine.
Students in service
Read more about Claire's service story
It's really nice to get out of the MIT bubble by tutoring. Tutoring only takes up a few hours a week, but they are some of the most enjoyable hours of my week.
I wanted to do public service work because it helps me influence the local culture in an impactful way.Read more about Kliment's service story
Read more about Ike's service story
I wasn't sure if I would be able to do any public service as an MIT student, but through the Priscilla King Gray Service Center I was immediately able to become a tutor.
Claire Nobuhara, Mechanical Engineering
Kliment Serafimov, Computer Science
Ike Urquhart '20
Jiwon Victoria Park ’17 (Chemistry)