Learn to serve. Serve to learn.
At the Priscilla King Gray Public Service 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.
Fellowships Work intensively with a community partner locally, nationally, or internationally.
MIT IDEAS Global Challenge Develop your innovative ideas to bring positive changes in the world.
Community Service Work-Study Earn a paycheck and gain valuable work experience serving the community.
Freshman Urban Program Join a service-focused introduction to MIT and surrounding communities before your first class at MIT even begins.
PKG IAP Explore a medical immersion experience during IAP.
LEAP Grants Learn, explore, act, prepare, and get funding for your domestic service project.
MIT Alternative Spring Break Pitch in on a service project during spring break.
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.