Networking Social Recap: Alums and current members celebrate the power of service with the Heller School

Photo by: Nan ShearerOn February 23, more than 100 Americorps Alums, current members and students, faculty and friends of Heller School gathered at WorkBar in downtown Boston.

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 by the Program Directors, Mike Doonan and Brenda Anderson, for the MPP and MBA programs at the Heller School, attendees had the opportunity to participate in an MBA or MPP panel to learn more about each program.  Heller students and alumni, 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, located at 711 Atlantic Avenue across from South Station, hosted the event for the third year in a row and provided an ideal venue for networking and convening service-minded idealists.

If you are you interested in applying to the Heller School for Fall 2012 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: 

  • Margaret Haley, Shana Sconyers and Elizabeth Cole in the Heller Admissions office
  • Mike Doonan – Heller MPP Program Director
  • Brenda Anderson – Heller MBA Program Director
  • Heller / AmeriCorps Alum Panelists – Aaron Chalek (MPP ’13), Laxmi Krishnan (MPP ’12), Rich Sheward (MPP ’13), Andrea Shaye (MBA ’10), David Weatherly (MBA ’13), and Rachael Weiker (MBA ’13)
  • Nan Shearer (AmeriCorps alumna) for taking great photos
  • Evona from Workbar – she will help you throw an amazing event and we highly recommend hosting your next event at Workbar.

We hope to further build the Boston AmeriCorps Alums community at our Alums Service Day on Saturday, March 24th.  Details to be announced soon.

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