Past Events

Energy and Farming on Navajo Nation

5pm ET

Learn about different energy issues impacting Navajo Nation, exciting projects around solar energy, and the work of Navajo Ethno-Agriculture. To join us please RSVP here! The first 20 students to sign up will be eligible for meal reimbursements for 3 of the sessions up to$10/meal!

Stretch your Impact: Remote Supervision

12:00 PM -1:00 PM

The PKG Center’s own Social Impact Employment Graduate Assistant, Samantha Ha, and Assistant Dean for Community Based Programs, Sarah Bouchard, will lead us in an engaging conversation on developing meaningful relationships with your boss and/or teammates while navigating virtual work. As a remote employee, how do you know you’re meeting expectations? As a remote employer, how do you gauge the needs of your team? How many check-ins is too many and how can we use our on-screen time most efficiently? Join us as we explore these questions and share tips and tricks for working in a virtual setting. Click here to register!

Stretch Your Impact: Investigating Structural Racism and Gentrification Using Computational Tech

Wednesday from 12:00-1:00 PM ET

The “Stretch Your Impact” summer series is a collection of sessions helping you crack the why and how of stretching your technological knowledge and skills for the public good.

In this first session, Sebastian Sandoval Olascoaga, a PhD student in the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning, will introduce his work using computational tech to investigate structural racism and gentrification in Boston in partnership with neighborhood activist-researchers and the Conservation Law Foundation. This will be an interactive presentation structured to enable participants to discuss the importance of public interest tech. Register here to receive the zoom link!

To learn more about Sebastian click here

Public Health Program & Data Assistant with Navajo Nation Initiative

Apply by Sunday May 16th at 5pm to be considered for either a part-time or full-time position (20hrs/wk or 40hrs/wk). The program will also run approximately May 31st-August 13thClick here to apply!

COVID-19 Program & Data Assistant with Navajo Nation Initiative

Apply by Sunday, May 16th at 5pm to be considered for either a part-time or full-time position (20hrs/wk or 40hrs/wk). The program will also run approximately May 31st-August 13th. Click here to apply!

2021 MIT Awards Convocation

4:00PM – 5:00 PM ET

Tune in to celebrate the recipients of the Paul Gray Faculty and the Priscilla King Gray Student Awards for Public Service!

Click here to view the event!

IDEAS Social Innovation Challenge Awards

Join us for the IDEAS Social Innovation Challenge Awards on Sunday, April 25 from 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Eastern Time to celebrate the work of our inspiring student social innovators and entrepreneurs, and to hear which teams will be awarded to advance their efforts!

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Closing Reflection

3 p.m. PT | 6 p.m. EST | RSVP Here

Journeys Toward Justice is a multi-college collaboration spotlighting changemakers across the country who are driving justice and equity forward. The goal is to connect students, partners, and communities with one another and help us all understand the local and historical contexts of universal social justice issues and the work communities are doing. This series of immersive events will take place during March and April and offer the chance to learn and engage around social issues near and far.

Climate Change in Boston: Social Determinants, Equity, and Action (MIT)

3 p.m. PT | 6 p.m. EST | RSVP Here

Join us for a Climate Interactive Simulation that considers the social determinants of climate change, equity, and action options. Following the simulation, we’ll meet with Climate Ready Boston to consider who is most vulnerable to Climate Change in Boston, as well as learn about local organizations working toward equity and effective community preparation. We’ll also brainstorm personal methods of making a difference and point to efforts across MIT and beyond.

Hosted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Priscilla King Gray Public Service Center

Change with The Trenton Circus Squad (Princeton)

3 p.m. PT | 6 p.m. EST | RSVP Here

The Trenton Circus Squad is a youth centered and led circus arts and community engagement organization founded and running in New Jersey’s capital city of Trenton. Trenton’s rich history and vibrant community is showcased through the youth who make up the Squad, the community they build, and neighbors they coach. During the summer of 2020, the Squad researched and created a show and community discussions called Change, inspired by social issues they care about like police brutality, COVID-19, and sexual harassment. Join us while we introduce you to Trenton, screen the show’s film, and discuss these issues and community based solutions.

Hosted by Princeton University’s Pace Center for Civic Engagement