• Universities have always played an important role in developing solutions to the world’s pressing challenges.

    Drew Faust President, Harvard University

Selected Resources

Phillips Brooks House Association

The Phillips Brooks House Association (PBHA) is the largest student organization at Harvard College with approximately 1400 volunteers engaged in over 80 service and social change programs.

Center for Public Interest Careers

The Center for Public Interest Careers (CPIC) engages and supports Harvard undergraduates and recent graduates in expanding awareness of and exploring public interest careers.

Harvard in the Community

This web directory is a comprehensive guide to the community service programs offered by Harvard University. Listed therein are hundreds of programs and activities ranging from mentoring and afterschool programs — to professional development seminars and forums for civic leaders. Together these programs draw on the energy of thousands of Harvard’s faculty, staff and students working together in our host neighborhoods.

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Presidential Fellowships

Harvard President Drew Faust, with the generous support of an anonymous donor, has established the Presidential Public Service Fellowship Program to provide funding to students interested in pursuing public service work during the summer. A limited number of fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis each year to...read more.

Latest News

Junior named Truman Scholar

May 2, 2014

Tianhao He ’15, a Mather House sociology concentrator, was named a 2014 Truman Scholar. The annual prize, which recognizes college juniors with an interest in a career in public service, provides up to $30,000 toward graduate school.

Teaching on campus and off

March 25, 2014

Harvard lecturer Tim McCarthy teaches a free American history course to low-income adult students as part of the Clemente Course in the Humanities, for which he now holds the first endowed chair.