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Service Report Is Issued

Booklet Documents Impact on Community

By Sarah J. Schaffer

The Harvard University Community Report, a 68-page booklet describing Harvard's public and community service programs, was released this week by the Office of Government, Community and Public Affairs.

This year's community report is much larger than last year's, according to Assistant for Policy Analysis Peter I. Armstrong III, the project's chief researcher and author.

"Part of that is because community service at Harvard has grown tremendously," Armstrong said. "I think every aspect of it is growing. There's more participation on the part of students [and] there's more administrative support for student activities."

The report usually appears every other year, Armstrong said.

"We worked with the directors of public information programs and community service programs throughout the University [to compile the report]," Armstrong said.

Phillips Brooks House Association (PBHA) Treasurer Andrew J. Ehrlich '96 said yesterday that the book will be a "useful" tool.

This year's report has a new executive summary, which gives an overview of Harvard's budget, employment numbers, community service activities and community access.

Its main section describes each Harvard school's outreach efforts toward the community, including not only service projects but also Harvard institutions such as museums and library exhibitions.

Short sections at the end of the report outline administrative outreach and provide a resource directory.

Throughout the report are student testimonies to experiences in the University's community programs, including one from former PBHA President John B. King '96-'95, who wrote abouthis experience with the Mission Hill SummerProgram.

"Seeing first-hand the strong need for peoplecommitted to empowering and encouraging youngpeople in the inner city has strengthened myresolve to pursue a career in educational policy,"King's statement says.

The research for the report will go into adatabase on public service at the Office ofGovernment, Community and Public Affairs,Armstrong told the Harvard Gazette this week

"Seeing first-hand the strong need for peoplecommitted to empowering and encouraging youngpeople in the inner city has strengthened myresolve to pursue a career in educational policy,"King's statement says.

The research for the report will go into adatabase on public service at the Office ofGovernment, Community and Public Affairs,Armstrong told the Harvard Gazette this week

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