Jean Yawkey Center for Community Leadership

The Jean Yawkey Center for Community Leadership is dedicated to developing service opportunities and leadership skills for Emmanuel College students and providing programs for young people in Boston area schools and community organizations.

The Jean Yawkey Center for Community Leadership is dedicated to developing service opportunities and leadership skills for Emmanuel students and providing programs for young people in Boston area schools and community organizations. Established in 2004 and supported by a generous grant from the Yawkey Foundation, the Center also offers scholarships and paid internship and summer fellowship opportunities to keep students involved in the greater community. The Center also supports service learning courses designed to connect student's values and interests to action and impact. In these hands-on electives, students give local organizations meaningful support while gaining significant experience that extends their classroom out into the community.

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A Commitment to Service: Justin Prairie '05

Although half a world away in Pakistan, Justin Prairie '05 is never far from Emmanuel and Boston. A foreign service officer with the U.S. State Department, Justin currently works on political and military affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan.

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Saints Spotlight: Meghan Larkin '19

When Meghan Larkin '19 was a first-year student at Emmanuel, she paid close attention to her resident assistants (RAs) and became inspired by the effort they put into creating a positive living environment.

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Location, Opportunity Driving Influences for McGrath '20

When Rachael was applying to college, she hadn't quite figured out what she wanted to study. There were several routes she could take on the path to her future, but deciding on one seemed impossible. It was then that she realized she needed to attend a school that could support all of her interests.

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