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We are proud of all of our graduate students who volunteered their time to serve as men and women for others.  

Grads Give Back is an annual event, co-sponsored by the Office of Graduate Student Life and the Graduate Student Association (GSA) which aims to engage BC graduate and professional students in our local community.

This year's event was Saturday, April 11th, 2015

We look forward to seeing everyone next spring! Check out the OGSL Facebook page for photos!


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Our 2015 Partners


Zoo New England / Franklin Park Zoo
Zoo New England (ZNE) is the non-profit organization responsible for the operation and management of the Franklin Park Zoo in Boston, MA. ZNE is dedicated to teaching conservation through responsible management and exhibition of wildlife. Volunteers will work outside on the park grounds and assist with park maintenance projects. 


Cradles to Crayons 
Cradles to Crayons was founded in 2002 with the mission of providing children ages 0 to 12 with some of the most important basics of life, including clothes and school supplies, free of charge. Volunteers will work at the C2C Giving Factory sorting donations and putting together "KidPacks" for families. 


Brighton Main Streets
Brighton Main Sreets is a volunteer-driven organization dedicated to the revitalization of Brighton's neighborhood commercial district. BMS partners with residents and local business owners as well as the City of Boston to improve the appearance of storefronts, sidewalks, and industrial areas. Volunteers will contribute to beautification projects near their Washington Street office. 


Covenant House
Covenant House was first built in 1982 to provide quality, affordable housing for seniors and disabled residents.  Today, Covenant House has 242 units in the Brighton/Brookline area. A multi-ethnic, multi-lingual community, the building maintains student programs with Lesley College, Boston University and Boston College. Volunteers will visit with residents and assist with general projects around the Housing center.    


St. Ambrose Family Shelter
St. Ambrose family shelter in Dorchester, MA provides shelter, support and hope for homeless families in transition. The shelter offers a variety of services to prepare families for successful and independent living. Volunteers will help clean their facility, do light yard work to tidy their playground, sort clothing donations, and update their food inventory.




More questions?  Feel free to contact us at or by calling the Murray Graduate Student Center at 617-552-1855.