Public Service

Law School Gavels
Harvard Law School

Report Criticizes Law School’s Alleged Corporate Focus

Five-time presidential candidate Ralph Nader said the Law School is "not addressing the broader need around the country for legal services.”


Seniors Attend Public Service Recruitment Day

College seniors interested in pursuing public sector careers had their chance to network with potential employers last week.

Harvard Kennedy School Class of 2016
Harvard Kennedy School

A School for Government?

The Kennedy School aims to actively advance the "public interest." But after graduation, many alums turn to the private sector.

Kennedy graphic
Harvard Kennedy School

Kennedy graphic


Costumed Children Scramble for Candy at PBHA Event

​Elementary school students poured through the tunnels of Adams House laughing and shrieking at every turn—handling buckets of candy and enjoying a haunted house organized by the Phillips Brooks House Association and Adams House Committee.

Music Lesson

In Service of Art

Incorporating art into community outreach poses challenges, but the experiences arts-based service organizations provide also offer unique fulfillment. As the roles of service and art in society remain under debate, initiatives at Harvard that meld the two areas continue to evolve, broadening arts access in surrounding communities and shaping campus artistic life.


As Strike Continues, Dining Halls Donate Less to Youth Homeless Shelter

Student volunteers at the Y2Y overnight homeless shelter in Harvard Square were concerned earlier this week by a reduction in food donations from Harvard’s dining halls because of the ongoing strike.


At Y2Y’s Zumbathon, Dancing Students Raise Money for Youth Homeless Shelter

​Braving dreary weather, dozens of students gathered Saturday in the Science Center Plaza to dance and raise money at Zumbathon, a charity event for the student-run youth homeless shelter Y2Y.


(in)Formal Party Promotes Inclusive Social Space on Campus

Amidst ongoing dialogue on campus about social exclusivity, the Phillips Brooks House Association, the College’s student-run umbrella public service organization, hosted an “(in)Formal” party at the Student Organization Center at Hilles on Friday evening in an effort to provide an inclusive social space for students.

Harvard Business School

Harvard Releases Inaugural Alumni Impact Study

The survey was sent to the 244,835 living alumni who continue to receive emails from the University and had a response rate of approximately 15 percent and a completion rate of 10 percent.

OCS Career Fair: Nonprofits
Office of Career Services

OCS Career Fair: Nonprofits

Natasha F. Dalomba ’14 speaks to current Harvard students about her experience in the nonprofit sector. She was representing College Advising Corps, through which she helps current high school students from disadvantaged backgrounds acquire a college education.


Public Service Recruiting Day Attracts Dozens

The event saw an increase in scope from its inaugural year, with more student applicants and 10 additional participating groups.

Y2Y Harvard Square Begins Construction
Student Groups

Youth Homeless Shelter Enters Final Phase of Capital Campaign

Leaders of Y2Y look to raise the last $50,000 of a $1.25 million fundraising goal through a crowdsourcing campaign to open a student-run shelter for homeless youth.

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$15 Million Gift Will Fund Public Service Initiatives

Mindich’s $15 million donation also boosts Harvard’s capital campaign, which is on track to become the most ambitious fundraising drive in higher education history.

Class of 2019 Service Day

Class of 2019 Service Day

Cambridge City Councilor E. Denise Simmons speaks about the importance of public service to members of the freshmen class on Saturday morning in the Science Center plaza.