PKG Center News & Stories


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.

Catherine Curro Caruso | MIT News correspondent 
October 12, 2016


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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.

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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.

Student Activities, Public Service, PKG Center, About DSL, Dean for Student Life, Culture & Tradition

In addition to her classes at MIT, AFROTC cadet Dayannara Muñoz (center) volunteers to teach chemistry five days a week in her hometown of Worcester, MA

Transfer Student Finds Empowerment From ROTC

November 09, 2015

“If it wasn’t for AFROTC I wouldn’t be taking risks or taking every one of the opportunities I have been presented.” 

ROTC, Public Service

Priscilla King Gray

Public Service Center renamed to honor Priscilla King Gray

September 28, 2015

Previously posted on MIT News  by David L. Chandler

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