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Boston Ballet School – Newton - Lasell and the Boston Ballet School in Newton have developed a partnership that includes dance classes for credit for Lasell students at the school and summer housing for Ballet students on campus.
Newton Food Pantry – Weekly, volunteers from Lasell’s Food Service vendor Sodexo transport food items to the Centre Street Food Pantry in Newton - helping the organization provide much-needed supplies to local residents.
New TV – Lasell became a platinum sponsor of the local cable TV channel, solidifying the partnership. Lasell classes use the studios, and an intern is placed at the organization each year. This Fall, one student organized the Haunted House event for New TV.
Small Business Institute – Lasell’s new Small Business Institute (SBI) has worked together with the Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce to host a number of community-oriented events over the last year. The goal of the SBI is to provide support through student and faculty projects to small businesses in the community. Five projects have been completed so far.
Birthday Wishes – Lasell’s Fashion Department has held events and fashion shows to benefit this local organization, which provides birthday parties for homeless children.
Partakers Inc. – This local organization runs a program to support inmates as they enter a college program. Lasell has placed interns and volunteers at the organization. In the future, Lasell students will help run an event for the group.
Catching Joy – Lasell has partnered with this local non-profit on several events, including one to teach children to give back to the community. Catching Joy promotes volunteerism beginning with young children and their families Citizens for Affordable Housing in Newton (CAN-DO)–Earlier this year a Lasell student conducted a research project for this group and created a presentation for a high-profile event. Ten Hospitality students volunteered to help with the event.
NewtonSERVES – A Lasell student created a documentary for NewtonSERVES, focusing on the college experience including interviews with local high school and college students. The student also received a community service award from the Mayor’s Office for the project.