PKG Center News & Stories

Fellows Sade Nabahe (left) and Johanna Greenspan-Johnston in Rayampampa, Peru during the summer 2015. Photo by Johanna Greenspan-Johnston.

Seeing solutions through, across continents

October 26, 2016

When a plan to improve stoves in Peru met unexpected challenges, MIT senior Sade Nabahe rose to meet them.

Public Service, PKG Center, Fellowships

Science writing graduate student Eben Bein spent the summer of 2016 in a community service work-study position at NOVA, the prime-time science television series produced by WGBH Boston. Bein helped develop digital videos and related content for the Gross

Working with purpose

October 24, 2016

Work-study program creates priceless relationships between MIT students and the local community.

Public Service, PKG Center, Community Service Work-Study

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PKG Center welcomes Kate Trimble as senior director

October 17, 2016

MIT's Priscilla King Gray Public Service Center will kick off its 28th year at MIT with a new leader. Kate Trimble, who starts her appointment on Oct.

Public Service, PKG Center

Lily Bui, public service fellowship recipient working with a team on collecting environmental data

Harnessing the power of citizens

October 13, 2016

PhD student Lily Bui works with communities around the world to gather data from the bottom up.

Public Service, PKG Center, Fellowships

Students move trees during Alternative Spring Break 2015

PKG Center Year in Review

July 27, 2016

During the 2015–16​ academic year, over 900 MIT students and staff contributed to the greater good through Priscilla King Gray Center for Public Service (PKG Center) programs. Students participating in PKG Center programs worked in 31 countries, 14 U.S. states, Puerto Rico, and Washington D.C., and applied their skills and education to major challenges facing humanity.

Public Service, PKG Center

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Global Relationships; Individual Impacts

February 29, 2016

An advice often given to new freshmen on campus is to get involved and find something you’re passionate about. That is exactly what Rafa Rahman ’16 did when she first arrived at MIT.   
 

Public Service, Student Groups

Shine teaches students math through dance

Turn the "I Can't" Around

February 22, 2016

Math and dance may seem like two completely unrelated things, but when you put the two together it forms a fun and innovative way to improve math skills and confidence of local middle school girls.

Public Service, Student Activities

Camp Kesem

At Camp Kesem, Camper and Counselor Both Learn

February 05, 2016

Camp Kesem is the only national not-for-profit organization servicing the children of cancer patients.

Public Service, Student Groups

The MIT community increased its donations to the 2015 Giving Tree Campaign by almost 30% over 2014.

MIT community supports local agencies with record-setting Giving Tree donations

January 04, 2016

Hundreds of MIT students, faculty, and staff secretly played Santa Claus to support community service agencies in Cambridge and Boston through the 2015 MIT Giving Tree program, organized by the Priscilla King Gray Public Service Center.

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