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Creator: Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). Office of Educational Opportunity Programs and Service-Learning.
Title:Office of Educational Opportunity Programs and Service-Learning records
Dates: 1984-2002
Call Number:A52
Volume:6.00 cubic ft. (8 boxes)
Scope and Content Abstract:This collection documents the development, activities, programs, and partnerships of the OEOP/SL, and its director, Holly M. Carter. It contains correspondence, brochures, grant proposals, notes, minutes, audio cassettes, and information from other institutions about service-learning, community groups, and international education. The youth tutoring and elderly programs in Series 2, especially America Reads and NU PASS, are particularly well documented.
Historical Abstract:The Office of Educational Opportunity Programs and Service-Learning (OEOP/SL) at Northeastern University (NU) was established in the 1993-94 academic year. Holly M. Carter, whose career at NU began in 1973, became dean of the OEOP/SL. The OEOP/SL was charged with: 1) coordinating University-wide community service-learning initiatives; 2) serving as a clearinghouse for internal and external community service-learning resources and information; 3) developing initiatives in community service-learning; and 4) assisting students, faculty, and staff in developing and implementing community service-learning initiatives. A main focus of OEOP/SL was to promote and integrate community service-learning in individual courses and throughout the curricula. The OEOP/SL coordinated and served as a clearinghouse for community service-learning programs and activities performed by the Fenway Project; the Center for Community Health Education, Research, and Service; the Center for the Study of Sport in Society; the Tobin Scholars Program; City Year; America Reads; and Our Elders Our Roots, among others. The OEOP/SL was also the clearinghouse for three volunteer programs that aided community seniors: the Fenway Project Seniors Program, Our Elders Our Roots (OEOR), and Students Helping in the Naturalization of Elders (SHINE). OEOP/SL was discontinued in 2001. Carter also headed the International Education office at NU and integrated service-learning into its programs.
Arrangement:Organized into 5 series: Series 1. OEOP/SL; Series 2. Service-Learning Programs; Series 3. International Education; Series 4. Holly M. Carter; and Series 5. Audio Cassettes.
Subjects and Contributors:
  • Carter, Holly Maze

  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). Office of Educational Opportunity Programs and Service Learning.
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.)--Faculty.
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.)--Graduate students.
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.)--Students.

  • Adult education--Massachusetts--Boston.
  • African American students--Massachusetts--Boston.
  • Aged--Education--Massachusetts--Boston.
  • Aged--Services for--Massachusetts--Boston.
  • College school cooperation--Massachusetts--Boston.
  • Education, cooperative--Massachusetts--Boston.
  • Education, urban--Massachusetts--Boston.
  • Educational exchanges--Massachusetts--Boston.
  • Elementary schools--Massachusetts--Boston.
  • Exchange of persons programs.
  • Individualized reading instruction--Massachusetts--Boston.
  • International education--Massachusetts--Boston.
  • Mentoring in social service.
  • Mentoring--Massachusetts--Boston.
  • Reading (elementary)--Massachusetts--Boston.
  • Social service--Massachusetts--Boston.
  • Student counselors--Massachusetts--Boston.
  • Student service--Massachusetts--Boston.
  • Student volunteers in social service--Massachusetts--Boston.
  • Summer schools--Massachusetts--Boston.
  • Tutors and tutoring--Massachusetts--Boston.
  • Urban universities and colleges--Massachusetts--Boston.
  • Urban youth--Massachusetts--Boston.
  • Volunteer workers in education--Massachusetts--Boston.
  • Volunteers--Massachusetts--Boston.
  • Young volunteers--Massachusetts--Boston.
  • Youth--Massachusetts--Boston.

Restrictions:Records are closed for 25 years from their date of creation, unless researchers have written permission from the creating office. Student records are closed for 75 years from their date of creation.
Processor:Finding aid prepared by Michal Blech, August 2002