Community Based Learning

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Lasell’s Center for Community Based Learning provides support and opportunities for students, faculty and staff to engage with community organizations on mutually beneficial projects. Beyond the long-term projects, such as those with the Newton Public Schools, Lasell students also participated in several one-time community service events for a total of 1,653 hours involving 643 student attendees, over the last academic year.

Recent Lasell College Events

• All for Haiti Fundraiser
• Charles River Clean-up
• Greater Boston Food Bank
• Voter Registration
• Volunteer Fair at Lasell
• Veterans Care Package
• Earth Day Festival
• First Fridays of Service
• Bone Marrow Drive
• Trick-or-Treat/Canned Goods
• Boston Food Bank
• Red Cross Blood Drive
• Belle of the Ball
• Barefoot Walk
• Light the Night (domestic violence)
• Giving Tree
• Habitat House Build/Newton
• Newton Food Pantry
• Dress for Success
• Prom Dress Drive
• Mass Coalition for Homeless
• Sleepout for Homelessness
• Hurricane Sandy Donation Drive
• Gaining Ground Farm
• Newton Literacy Program

Faculty Profile

Melissa A. Van Hyfte, Ph.DDirector of Hospitality and Event Management ProgramAssistant Professor of Hospitality and Event ManagementMelissa Van Hyfte is an Assistant Professor for Hospitality and Event Management and also the Faculty Connected Learning Organizer for Lasell College.  

News Highlight

Lasell College Students Part of Trial Program to Offer TV Content via Devices  Thursday, August 21, 2014Lasell College is one of a handful of colleges participating in a trial of Xfinity On Campus that lets students watch live TV and On Demand programming across devices. The program begins this fall semester.

Featured Event

Colored Girls Hustle  Wednesday, October 29, 2014Yamawaki Auditorium