>Beyond Your Year of Service: AC Alums-Heller Event Recap

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On December 8th, nearly 100 Americorps Alums, current members and students, faculty and friends of Heller School gathered at WorkBar in downtown Boston for “Beyond Your Service Year: AmeriCorps Alums Networking Social Featuring the Heller School”.

The goals of the event were to build the AmeriCorps Alums community in Boston and showcase the unique partnership with the Heller School at Brandeis who has invested $1M in exclusive scholarships through the National Service Scholarship Program.

This one-of-a-kind National Service Scholarship Program is designed to honor national and community service by recognizing those who have served in AmeriCorps. Click here to learn more about our partnership with the Heller School.

After being welcomed and inspired by Mary Bruce, Co-Chair of Boston AmeriCorps Alums Board, and Tom Broussard, Associate Dean of Admissions & Career Services for the Heller School, attendees had the opportunity to participate in either an MBA / International Development or MPP panel to learn more about each program. Current Heller faculty and students, who are also AmeriCorps Alums, spoke about how their service experience influenced their decision to apply for business or policy school, and how their service background makes for a good match with Heller.

WorkBar, with brand new offices at 711 Atlantic Avenue, hosted the event for the second year in a row and provided an ideal venue for networking and convening service-minded idealists.

Click here to see great photos from the event shot by Melissa Blackall (AmeriCorps Alum). Like her photos? Visit her web site.

If you are you interested in applying to the Heller School for Fall 2011 and being considered for one of the AmeriCorps Alums scholarships (up to full tuition), click here for more information about the application process.

The Boston AmeriCorps Alums Board would like to thank everyone who supported the event including Tom Broussard, Denise Riebman and Shana Mongan of the Heller School, Co-Event Organizers Andrea Shaye and Molly Preston from the Heller School (and AmeriCorps Alums), Melissa for shooting the event, Evona from WorkBar for being an ideal host and the many, many Harpoon bottles who brought holiday cheer to all.

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