MIT students explore their interests in social change


Inspiration & Impact

Puerto Rico Donation Drive

MIT Community Unites for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Efforts

November 07, 2017

Last month, the MIT Association of Puerto Rican Students organized a three-day donation drive from October 3-5 in efforts to help Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Crisis, Student Groups, Leadership, Public Service

MIT IDEAS 2017 winning teams.

“IDEAS” to change the world

May 02, 2017

MIT teams innovating in medical, education, environment, and other fields split prizes totaling $95,000.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office

Public Service, PKG Center, IDEAS

Jiwon Park

Jiwon Park: Reaching out to the world

February 10, 2017

MIT senior leads diverse projects to help women and students in developing countries.

Kate Telma | MIT News correspondent 

Public Service, PKG Center

Prerna Sekhri

Fighting Hunger through Management Research

January 19, 2017

When MBA student Prerna Sekhri saw the job description for an “innovation fellow” in the World Food Programme’s Emergencies and Transitions Unit, she was strongly drawn to the opportunity. 

Public Service, PKG Center, Fellowships

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