What do you think of when you hear the phrase "public service"? If you're conjuring images of government agencies or working at a food pantry you're not wrong...but there is so much more! At MIT, the unique skills of the student body, the resources available across the Institute, and even our urban location let us take public service to the next level.
Below we've highlighted several examples of the different ways public service is happening at MIT—through social entrepreneurship (IDEAS), civic engagement (with student groups like COMIT), capacity building and direct service with community partners (fostered by the Social Action Fair), and community education (through experiential learning opportunities such as the PKG Summer Series). You might already be engaging in public service and not know it!
The PKG Center is here to help you boost what you're already doing and explore new ways to get involved that you may never have even considered. Stop by our offices in W20-549 to find a service experience that fits your interests.