Our 30 student-run programs are proud to serve the Tufts host communities of Medford, Somerville, and Chinatown. Whether you’re interested in delivering food to soup kitchens, teaching sexual health in local high schools, or making a meaningful connection to an Alzheimer’s patient, LCS has something for you!
HIV/AIDS Initiative works at local HIV/AIDS organizations and organizes events to spread awareness and inspire discussion of HIV/AIDS-related issues. Contact Julia Rodgers and Lee Varhade at LCS.HIVAIDSInitiative@gmail.com.
HUNGER AND HOMELESSNESS
Food Rescue picks up leftover food from local grocery stores and drops it off at local homeless shelters and soup kitchens. Contact Josh Malkin, Shayna Schor, and Sean Fernald at LCSFoodRescue@gmail.com
Project Linus, a new LCS program, makes blankets to deliver to children hospitalized with serious illnesses, giving them a sense of warmth and security. Contact Caitlyn Lahousse and Corinne Zahlis at email@example.com
Shelters volunteers at local sites for the hungry and homeless, and works to spread awareness about related issues. Contact Julia Wedgle at LCS.Shelters@gmail.com. Interested in taking on a leadership role? Shelters has positions open! Check out our page for more info!
LITERACY AND EDUCATION
Let’s Get Ready (LGR) (LGR) provides free SAT prep to underprivileged students in Medford and Somerville. For more information, contact Shayna and Zach at LCSExecutives@gmail.com.
Tutoring (On Campus) pairs Tufts students with local students grades K-12 for one-on-one weekly tutoring sessions in a specific subject. Contact Lauren Schonberger and Sophie Savelkouls at firstname.lastname@example.org
Homework Helpers (Off Campus – coming Spring 2013) sends Tufts students to the local Somerville Library to provide workshop-like homework help to local middle and high school students. Contact Lauren Schonberger and Sophie Savelkouls at email@example.com“
Best Buddies pairs college students with adults who have mild to moderate intellectual disabilities to meet weekly and form meaningful friendships. Contact Olivia DelloStritto at LCS.BestBuddies@gmail.com.
Play Pals (Previously known as CHILD) provides a program of games and swimming for local physically and/or mentally challenged children. Contact Brooke Schuman and Leah Cohen at LCSPlayPals@gmail.com.
Cooperative Peace Games runs an after-school program at local elementary schools using a curriculum based on cooperation and conflict resolution. Contact Rachel Bloom, Hafsa Chaudhry, Ana Grammatica and Louisa Glor at LCS.PeaceGames@gmail.com.
Girl Scouts volunteers with local Girl Scout troops to host different scouting activities on campus and in the community. Contact Kathy Shield and Elizabeth Maloney at GirlScoutsLCS@gmail.com for more information.
Halloween on the Hill (Fall only) brings children from Medford and Somerville to campus to celebrate this fun holiday with Tufts students. Contact Nicole Byer and Alexis Donnaruma at Halloween.Hill@gmail.com.
Kids’ Day (Spring only) sponsors a fun-filled day for local children including games, rides, booths, shows, and other entertainment! Contact Nicole Byer, Amelia Rapisarda and Alexis Donnaruma at LCSKidsDay@gmail.com.
Soccer Stars, a new program beginning Spring 2013, is a partnership with Somerville Youth Soccer League that will provide an opportunity to coach recreational youth soccer teams in Somerville and surrounding towns. Contact Ali Silverstein and Kenny Cohen at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Strong Women Strong Girls sends Tufts women into Somerville and Medford schools to help girls empower themselves through teaching lessons learned from strong women throughout history. Contact Enxhi Popa and Laurel Starr at email@example.com for more information.
Special Friends pairs Tufts students with children at the Tufts Educational Day Care Center where they read, play, draw and spend time together. Contact Gillian Leitch and Simonne Dubois at SpecialFriends.LCS@gmail.com.
Traveling Treasure Trunk combines community service and theater by performing for children at local hospitals, day care centers and schools. Contact Ian Braddy and Jojo Rahamim at TuftsTrunk@gmail.com.
Do you have an idea for a program? Tell us about it! Send an email to LCSExecutives@gmail.com.