SERV Updates

BARCC Walk for Change: Peer Advocates and Maire Keene
The Babson-Olin Team successfully piled onto a bus this past April 10th to raise funds and show their support at the Annual BARCC Walk For Change, with the 7 Olin student team members’ registration funded by SERV. The event was a great success, with beautiful weather, a lovely walk by the river, and several inspiring speakers and powerful BARCC projects on display.

Peer Advocates: Welcoming new PAs to the team: Michael Costello, Emily Engel, Kaitlyn Keil, Louise Nielsen, and Taylor Sheneman! They’ll be trained in the Fall, right before New Student Orientation. Also: we want to make sure people know that the Climate Survey results are out, and Alison Black will be hosting two talks about the results next week (May 2nd and 5th).

The Daily Table: Service Activity Leadership by Emily Yeh
Volunteer at Daily Table in Dorchester! Daily Table is a nonprofit organization that sells affordable and healthy foods to people with low incomes. A group from Olin will be volunteering over the summer (date and time to be determined, based on volunteering availabilities). Look for an email soon to sign up (! If you have any questions, please contact Emily Yeh!

The Food Recovery Network: Led by Mackenzie Frackleton with GROW
FRN will continue over the summer, and Mackenzie and Isaac NEED volunteers! Contact Isaac if you’re interested, or if you have a car and are willing to drive between Framingham and Olin (20 minutes each way). Olin van and zipcar drivers are also welcome, FRN just can’t happen without drivers!

Youth CITIES: Andrew Holmes
Andrew has been mentoring for the Youth CITIES March to May Bootcamp every week, helping teach students how to leverage their local resources and define a business idea based around a specific problem they face in their community. Andrew has advised and helped specific students prepare for their final presentation and competition on May 7th in front of venture capitalists and entrepreneurs.

Big Brother Big Sister College Campus Program: The Big Brother Big Sister program spent the first half of April preparing for and executing on a lemonade stand at Babson to raise money and teach the Littles about entrepreneurship. Then, last week, The Big Brothers Big Sisters program at Olin and Babson came to a close for this year with an end-of-year party to which Littles’ parents and BBBS’s associates at Babson came. Justin Kunimune and Max Wei will reunite with their respective Littles next fall barring any transfers or LOAs.

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